Financial advice is typically broader advice than simply mortgage advice. A financial advisor is trained in many different types of investments beyond property and investments. They might be able to offer independent advice on pensions, investment funds, ISAs, various insurance policies. A first time buyer looking for first mortgage advice might contact an independent financial advisor or you can contact our mortgage broker.
Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) are the only type of financial advisers who are able to select from all the products available in the marketplace - making sure you get the right product for your individual needs.
IFAs are bound to the Financial Conduct Authority rules, which obliges them to provide advice most suited to your personal requirements and your risk outlook. When financial products are recommended they must take into account the benefits provided, charges, flexibility, service and financial strength.
All IFAs must be authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and are obliged to offer what is termed 'suitable advice'. This means that they have to gain a full understanding of your circumstances and requirements before helping to choose any financial products (they will record your information so you can double-check that they really have understood).
In addition, when recommending a product all financial advisers have to provide written reasons why they think that it is right for you - again to make sure that you are fully informed before committing yourself to anything.
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Features, advantages and disavantages of specific first time buyer mortgages:
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