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Meet the Clarion family: Peter Butcher

Meet Peter Butcher What is your role at Clarion? Chartered Financial Planner. It’s a great role as I find helping my clients very rewarding. How did you take your first steps into Financial Planning? I graduated from university and got a place on a Graduate Development Programme for aspiring Financial Planners. The Graduate Programme allowed […]

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Meet the Clarion Family: Jacob Hartley

Meet Jacob Hartley, an Associate Financial Planner with Clarion Wealth Planning, who has been with us since 2019. Here, we find out how he took his first steps into financial planning, who has inspired him in life and what he thinks makes Clarion unique …

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Big questions for better financial planning

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions”  Naguib Mahfouz   Questions form a vital part of any successful advice relationship. For the financial planner, the right questions will provide invaluable insight into what is important to the client, helping to […]

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Now we can have adventures until we are 105!

“It is important to know we can have adventures now but know we will also be OK if we live to 105.”                                     Meet Clarion clients – Keith and Sue Simmonds – who work with Chartered Financial Planner John Winstanley. The couple from North Wales, who have two children just finishing their GCSEs and […]

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How to mitigate the effects of inflation on your assets

What is happening? “I have little doubt that with excess savings, new stimulus savings, huge deficit spending, more quantitative easing, a new potential infrastructure bill, a successful vaccine roll out and euphoria around the end of the pandemic, that the US economy will likely boom. This boom could easily run into 2023 because all spending […]

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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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