How much does a financial advisor cost?
If you’re thinking about working with a financial advisor, an obvious question is how much does a financial advisor cost? Before you start working together, you want to know what is the typical financial advisor fee is.
It’s a simple question, but finding the answer isn’t easy.
In this article, we’re going to let you know what the average financial advisor charges, and show you how we measure up.
So, how much does a financial advisor cost?
Different advisors charge different amounts. Even amongst independent financial advisors in Bristol, fees can vary wildly.
The most common way for financial advisors to charge is as a percentage of your investments, with 3% as an initial fee being typical. So, if you have investments of £250,000, their fee will be £7,500. Of course, if you’ve got more, you’ll pay more.
They normally have a minimum fee of around £3,000, which means if you don’t have investments of £100,000, you won’t be able to work with them.
That doesn’t seem very fair to us. It penalises people with more and excludes people with less. We believe that the fee you pay should depend on the work required.
For designing and building your initial financial plan, and setting up any new accounts, we charge a fixed flat fee. This is typically £3,000, although can be less or more depending on complexity.
Is it worth it?
There’s no getting around it, financial advice ain’t cheap.
As with most things in life – it depends:
- If your needs are simple, then probably not. If you’re just looking to set up an ISA, then you probably don’t need an advisor.
- But if your needs are complex, then it’s probably worth it. Good advisors earn their fee many times over by helping clients avoid making expensive mistakes.
A fee of £1,750 might sound like a lot, but if they can save you £10,000 in fees and taxes, then it’s a bargain.
But the problem is, you’ve got no way of telling if the fee you’re going to pay is money well spent or money wasted.
The Frazer James Fee Guarantee
At Frazer James, we do things differently.
When it comes to fees, we put the power in your hands.
Our golden rule is to only work with clients where we add substantially more value than we charge.
We’re so confident in this, that if you don’t feel it’s worth it, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
So, is it worth it?
You’ll be the judge of that.
All the best,
James Mackay, Independent Financial Adviser in Bristol
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Financial Advisor Bristol and Pension Advisor Clifton
About us: Frazer James Financial Advisers is a financial advisor, based in Clifton, Bristol. As an independent financial adviser, we’re able to provide independent and unbiased financial advice. We provide independent financial advice, pension advice, investment advice, inheritance tax planning and insurance advice.
If you would like to speak to a Financial Advisor, we offer an Initial Financial Consultation without cost or commitment. Meetings are held either at our offices, by video or by telephone. Our telephone number is 0117 990 2602.
Frazer James Financial Advisers is located at Square Works, 17 – 18 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB.
This article provides information about investing, but not personal advice. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please request advice.
Remember that investments can go up and down in value, you may get back less than you put in.