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We believe that everyone should have access to improving their financial knowledge.

So, we’ve partnered with Money Alive to bring you free access to their interactive, impartial, educational videos covering key financial topics.

Each topic is explained by a ‘box-set’ of videos comprising a few short episodes. So, grab a drink, get comfortable, choose which box-set you’d like to know more about and start your learning!

Protect yourself from scams

In today’s world people need to be more aware of scams than ever before. These videos will help educate you on the threat of investment and pension scams, and the steps you can take to protect yourself.

State Pension

For many people the State Pension is complex and confusing. In this video will find out key information such as State Pension age, how it’s calculated, where to go to get a forecast and where you can examine your National Insurance record.

Business Protection

If you own a business, it’s important to ensure it can continue if you are ill or die while you are still in charge. This box-set explains the implications for you, your business partners and family of not having protection in place, as well as the options available to you.

Pension freedoms

Pension Freedoms were introduced in 2015 and revolutionised the way you can take money from your pension. This box-set gives a brief summary of the changes, followed by more details information about the options available to you when you come to retire.

Understanding Long Term Care

Many of us will need care in old age. However, the system is extremely complex and hard to navigate. This box-set provides you with invaluable information to help you understand more about the processes, funding and the options available to you.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Once you’ve lost mental capacity it’s too late to set up a Power of Attorney. However, taking action now to set up a Power of Attorney means your loved ones will be able to make key decisions on your behalf if you’re not able to do so in the future.

Wills

Millions of people don’t have a will. If you’re one of them it means the State, not you, will decide what happens to your assets and dependent children when you die. This box-set explains the importance of making and reviewing a will as well as some key considerations.

Drawdown Review

This box set is aimed at people who have withdrawn money from their pension via Drawdown. It covers all the key considerations you need to think about, including how your money is invested and how much you can sustainably withdraw each year.

Flexible income

If you’re considering using Drawdown to withdraw money from your pension this box-set is for you. It covers everything you need to know about the options available to you, the flexibility Drawdown offers as well as the risks and tax implications.

Guaranteed income

Using an Annuity to convert your pension into an income is still the right option for many people despite the introduction of Pension Freedoms. This box-set covers everything you need to know about buying an Annuity.

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A client since 2011

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A client since 2010

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Bernadette Jane Warner

A client since 2000

Very happy with the professional service I have received and feel a lot happier now with my finances put in order.

Martin Field

A client since 2011

Julie Cooper was recommended to me by a work colleague. She has been very helpful, professional and has explained everything well. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone else who are interested in a financial review.

Steven Rooke

A client since 2018

…Service has been first class.

Hugh Fells

A client since 2012

My face to face meetings with Rob Young and Jessica Lyons have always been very open and understandable. My questions have been answered clearly and I have left feeling that my financial matters are in good hands.

Sandra Jack

A client since 2000

[A] safe pair of hands in a complex financial world.

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A client since 2003

A reliable company with good communication skills and good knowledge of the financial markets.

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A client since 2014

Maureen Pembridge is a long-time trusted advisor to our family. The market might fluctuate but her attention to detail is consistent.

Linda Burnard

A client since 2000

I am pleased to recommend Julie as a trustworthy financial advisor. She explains financial jargon in plain language, and always listens carefully to my particular financial needs and has helped me make the best of my savings.

Carolann Samuels

A client since 2010

I have always been satisfied with the way that Black Swan has handled my account. And I have always found the staff very helpful whenever I need to call the office.

Robert Anthony Matthews

A client since 2012

An excellent personal service from a person I know and trust.

Michael Dalton

A client since 2010

I am getting a very good services from Black Swan, they have got my investments sorted out which was in a bit of a mess.

Roy Jakens

A client since 2012

A good, efficient team providing clear ideas to shape a winning strategy.

Adrian Michael Levenstein

A client since 2011

Black Swan is a company to be trusted, with friendly staff and professional advisors.

David Brian Jennings

A client since 2017

I have been with Black Swan for many years. I have never wished to change anything. They give a good straight forward service.

Martin Barrett Brooks

A client since 2010

Andy Peters has been invaluable in firstly combining several pension pots and then giving excellent investment advice. It has given us a great deal of comfort to know that our financial affairs are in such good hands.

James Guillum Scott

A client since 2014

I find my financial advisor easy to talk to and feel that she understands my lifestyle. She is always available for help when I need her and explains in words that I can understand.

Margaret Ena Glasgow

A client since 2000

Andy is a first rate Director, excellent communicator and leader.

Ross Perry

A client since

Black Swan Financial Planning and Andrew in particular, are very clever at working out how risk averse we are, and coming up with solutions that we feel comfortable with. We are happy in the knowledge that we can continue to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Andrew Peters is a very, very friendly person who is great to chat to and easy to deal with. He explains things very clearly in layman’s terms, and if we still don’t understand, he explains it until we do!

Alan & Jane Dyer

Clients since 2012

We have always found Rob [Young] to be very approachable and knowledgeable. We have every confidence in the advice given and feel comfortable with the decisions we’ve made. There are certain opportunities that we wouldn’t have known about if Rob hadn’t brought them to light, which makes the advice good value for money as far as we’re concerned.

Peter & Pauline O’Halloran

Clients since 2013

Rob [Young] is extremely knowledgeable. I knew nothing about the different types of trusts which will not only secure my income in retirement, but also leave a legacy for my children. I’m glad that I sought his advice when I did.

Sarah Wilson

A client since 2015

I am extremely happy with the service afforded to me by the company and my adviser Julie Cooper.

Geoff Coxell

A client since 2010

My wife and myself have been dealing with Black Swan for a number of years. We have met with different representatives from the company over the years and have found all very helpful in their own way. We met with James [Anderson] a few years ago and found him very helpful and knowledgeable. He keeps in contact with us on a regular basis. We find the Company information very helpful and we feel very secure with our finances.

Andrew Kirchen

A client since 2015

I have always found my adviser to be easy to contact, very professional in his approach, yet friendly and understanding. I have a sense of an experienced company behind him, really on the ball financially and with good standards.

B McBean

A client since 2011

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