The Financial Services Authority has produced a series of excellent guides to help UK consumers with their financial decision making. The guides, under the general heading of “Money Made Clear” are designed to be jargon free.

I have read through all of the guides and think they are very useful for both new and existing clients of ours to read through prior to receiving our professional advice. They will hopefully give you a general understanding of the issues surrounding the area of your finances which you need guidance and advice on.

Like most publicatioins they can quickly fall behind with the pace of legislative changes and product provider innovation so, even now, one of the guides misses a whole section on further alternatives to purchasing an annuity.

I don’t think the FSA ever intended these free guides to be a replacement to solid advice so please call us with your specific enquiry