It’s about changing the focus, from products, pensions, ISAs and so forth, and putting the emphasis on you and what you want to achieve in life.

Once we know your life objectives, and these will be as unique as you are, we can build a financial plan to achieve them. Of course, the plan will need to be reviewed to keep it on track.

Here at Hunter, Aitkenhead & Walker, we follow an seven stage process:

Our journey begins

An initial conversation

We will meet to discuss your current situation and start to understand your objectives and values. This will also give you an opportunity to see how we work and decide if you would like to work with us. We’ll also provide details on likely fees and next steps.

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Information-gathering

Once we’ve agreed to work together we’ll meet again and start talking specifics. We’ll gather as much information as possible about your financial life and talk in detail about your objectives, both of which will help us to develop your financial plan.

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High-level proposals

We will spend the next few weeks assessing your situation, looking at existing plans and mapping out potential routes forward. This will be the start of your financial plan. We will invite you for a meeting to discuss this and present the plan using visual financial planning software and make any changes if needed.

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Detailed proposals in writing

We will send you your financial plan. This will include the risks faced and the costs involved and should allow you to make an informed decision. We offer a further meeting if needed to discuss any questions and assist with any paperwork.

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Implementation

At this point our administration team will work with your planner to deal with documentation and put in place any recommended products, keeping in touch to update you on the process. We then provide you with regular updates, newsletters and valuations. Our website is updated each month too, with the latest personal finance news.

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Regular review meetings

Even the most carefully prepared plan can be blown off course. Regular review meetings are a vital part of achieving your objectives. We’ll update your objectives and review the progress we are making together, to achieve them. We will also discuss how any investments we manage on your behalf have performed. All meetings are followed with a formal report providing updates and advice as needed.

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Here when you need us

If you need to talk to us about any aspect of your financial planning, we are always available either on e-mail, phone or in person. This is included in our standard ongoing service at no extra cost and we encourage all clients to take advantage of this.

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Our journey continues