How we are paid
During the initial, no-obligation meeting, Research will assess your requirements, and you will be given clear information about the type of advice and level of service provided by the adviser and how much it will cost.
You will be given details on how the firm is regulated by the FCA, the range of products we are authorised to advise on and any information we are required to give you. The details outline the type of products the firm offers advice on, for example, savings and investments, pensions and protection.
There will always be a cost for your adviser's service as, like any other business arrangement, you are benefiting from their expertise. Clients pay for advice in three main ways:
Since 31st December 2012, it has been a regulatory requirement that the cost of all investment and pension advice be based on a fee rather than commission. Please click on the links for more details.
We will always tell you about any commission we earn, and the cost of this commission paid out by the provider will normally be factored into the price of your product. These commissions vary with different products and providers but will be documented on the key facts illustration (KFI) you receive from the adviser.
Whether we take our remuneration by way of commission or fees/adviser charges will be a matter of discussion and agreement, and no charges for fees will be made without prior notification in writing.