We start by understanding you: what your current situation is, what you want to achieve by working with us, what your ambitions are for your money and your future, along with any concerns you have.
In some cases, clients have a clear idea of what they want their future to look like. In other cases, clients are seeking our help to establish their aims. Whatever your starting point, at the end of this meeting we will have agreed your objectives in working with us, and how we will help.
This first meeting is also a chance for you to get to know us a bit better and ask us any questions you have. We believe it’s very important you have a chance to get to know us and understand how we will add value to your life before you part with any money. For this reason, we do not charge any fees unless and until you decide to proceed with our relationship.
Using the financial information we will have asked you to provide, we will build up a comprehensive picture of your current financial situation and how well your current arrangements are working for you. We will examine how close you are to achieving your goals if you stay on your current path and conduct detailed research into other options open to you. We will then analyse whether these options are more likely to produce the results you want. Whether that is making better use of all the available tax efficiency opportunities, seeing greater returns on your investments, or changing your pension arrangements to enable you to retire sooner, we will explore every avenue open to you in pursuit of your goals.
We will present our recommendations to you as a comprehensive financial life plan. Your plan will show you how close you are to achieving your goals if you stay on your current path, along with what would happen if things change.
We’ll show you the likely financial impact of different life events and changes to your circumstances and demonstrate how you can protect your finances for the future. And we will also show you what would happen if we made changes to your current financial arrangements. We will present to you a range of options for you to consider and make our recommendations on the options we believe give you the greatest chance of meeting your wealth creation and wealth preservation goals.
We will give you plenty of opportunities to ask any questions you have to allow you to make a fully informed decision about your next steps.
If you choose to move forward with our recommendations, we will implement the actions required, taking as much of the administrative burden from you as possible. We will ensure that changes to your arrangements are made swiftly, efficiently and professionally, and that you are kept informed of progress at all times.
Building wealth is a long-term strategy. For that reason, we encourage you to see financial planning as an ongoing process – a journey. Although our ongoing services are optional, our clients often tell us this is where they gain the greatest value from our relationship.
Our annual review meetings with you provide us with the opportunity to assess how well your arrangements are working for you, and chart your progress towards your goals. Where you have experienced changes in your circumstances, we can adjust your plan accordingly to ensure you are not thrown off course. Where new opportunities have arisen that allow us to achieve your objectives more quickly or more efficiently, either from changes in legislation or from the release of new financial products into the market, an ongoing relationship allows us to take full advantage of these opportunities without delay.
the benefits of an ongoing relationship
Working closely with you in this way also means you have plenty of opportunities to tell us about any changes to your aims and ambitions that may need to be reflected in your financial plan.
As a Bowmore Financial Planning client, you will feel secure, knowing that you are welcome to contact us if you need the answer to a question, or reassurance and guidance that you are making the right decisions with your money. With an ongoing relationship, we are here to provide support and guidance for you, whenever you need us.
One friendly point of contact who we trust and has got to know us.
| Grant T
Being listened to.
| Denise S
Peace of mind.
| Alan and Vivienne A
Knowing my investments are being professionally managed with a risk level I'm comfortable with.
| Martyn A
Peace of mind stemming from confidence in the way Bowmore does business.
| Ian F-S
Knowing John is always approachable, trustworthy, an expert in his field and has our best interests at heart.
| V. Dadd
Knowing that I have a go-to person who understands my financial situation and is clear on my goals.
| Carolyn H
Expertise in pension, investment and inheritance matters.
| Graham S
Someone who is good at listening, for example, when looking for a more ethical portfolio.
| Jane L
Support and guidance.
| Alastair and Julie C
Not having to worry about trying to manage my investment myself.
| Dr Melanie M-J
| Anthony M
Peace of mind that we will have enough income post-retirement to carry on living a comfortable life.
| Bhamini and Bharat P
Peace of mind that our money is in good hands and that we will be financially secure for the future.
| Philip Alexander D
Establishing financial goals and then monitoring progress towards meeting them.
| Craig M
Personal service and knowledge of our circumstances.
| S.J. King
A better return on my investments.
| Peter A
The ability to call John and discuss any concerns I have.
| S. Hayler
Pension and Investments are in far, far better shape working with Mark than they would have otherwise been.
| Robert K
Knowing my investments are actively and effectively managed.
| Kenneth J
Being listened to.
| David S
Having someone you can trust to do the best for you.
| T.H. Wilmott
Ensuring that we are planning correctly for our retirement to guarantee financial security in the future.
| Leigh and Peter C-C
Long-term financial security and the knowledge that I don't have to deal with the day-to-day financial 'nitty-gritty’.