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John Winstanley and Keith Thompson in suits in the Clarion Wealth Planning offices

Building strong relationships with clients, the Clarion way

Our Chairman Keith Thompson and Business Development Director and Chartered Financial Planner John Winstanley both recognise the importance of truly understanding our clients, enabling them to enjoy the serious business of life. Here Keith and John share the story of their careers in financial services and what they have learned from working together, building a relationship […]

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Rainbow and rain over a calm sea

Stock market and economic commentary – January 2021

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton, American singer and songwriter Just over 12 months ago the World Health Organisation issued a warning that the Chinese authorities had alerted it to an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” in Wuhan, until then […]

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New year – what’s the (financial) plan?

With disruption and violence in the political capital of the US and rampant new variants of the coronavirus causing havoc in the UK and Europe, the first couple of weeks of the New Year seem every bit as depressing, if not worse, than the last few months of 2020.  But with a new US President and […]

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The Clarion Way: Leaving no stone unturned

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee Sam Petts explains why Clarion is unique and what this means for clients. Sam said: “It all comes down to our bespoke service. Anyone who comes on-board […]

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Selling a business: Avoid missed opportunities by using a Financial Planner

Sam Petts is a Chartered Financial Planner and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee, who works with business owners to develop bespoke and integrated plans to help them achieve their goals. Here, he explains his key advice for clients looking to sell their business. Sam said: “Try to start planning and seeking advice early. Don’t […]

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Retirement: Seek advice early about what is right for you

Planning for your retirement early is the key to making the most out of it. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee Sam Petts explains why, and what this means for his clients. Sam said: “The crucial thing is to get advice because the rules have changed a […]

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Family Finances: The mindset of investments and budgeting

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee, Sam Petts, who has worked in the industry for 20 years, explains his key strategies for getting a handle on family finances. Sam said: “I would always […]

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Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee, Sam Petts, explains what this means for our clients. So, what does Clarion mean by true lifelong financial planning? Sam said: “It starts with developing a bespoke […]

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The Clarion Way: what to expect from us and why we stand out

Peter Butcher is one of our Chartered Financial Planners who works with clients to give them a bespoke service – the Clarion Way. Peter said: “The real commodity that we offer our clients is our time. We have a rule at Clarion that is to keep a lower number of good quality clients, so we […]

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