At sea with your finances?

If you feel a little at sea with the financial basics, you’re certainly not alone – and yet many people are needlessly ashamed of their lack of financial understanding.

A recent study1 revealed that 55% of adults struggle to open up about money, with nearly one in five (18%) citing shame or embarrassment as the primary reason, followed by not wanting to burden others (18%) and 15% feel it causes stress or anxiety. We’re here to tell you that nobody is expected to know everything about their finances.

If you’re concerned about your finances or need help with basic financial topics, we aren’t here to judge. We’re on hand with simple, jargon-free advice that will provide you with the confidence and understanding you need to take control of your finances once and for all.

1Money and Pensions Service, 2020

The value of investments and income from them may go down. You may not get back the original amount invested. A pension is a long-term investment. The fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend on the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.