1 in 5 Clients know better than the professionals

1 in 5 Clients know better than the professionals

Money Marketing reports “a fifth of those taking advice still think they know better than the professional they have hired.  One in five clients are sure they are the best judge of how long they will live, according to a survey by Scottish Widows.

By comparison, four out of five advisers surveyed said those who come to them for financial help are not saving enough to pay for what may be decades in retirement.  Men who are now aged 65 can expect to live until they are 87 and women until 89, according to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

When confronted by the fact they will probably live to almost 90, and so need to increase their savings to keep them in comfort, financial advice only has a 50-50 chance of encouraging people to reconsider their financial planning.” Read all


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