Financial Planning Week: How advisers are spreading the word

Advisers around the country are offering free surgeries and producing videos and podcasts to help raise awareness of financial planning as part of a week-long national campaign.

Financial Planning Week, the Institute of Financial Planning’s annual consumer awareness campaign, kicked off on Sunday.

The initiative is now in its seventh year and aims to encourage consumers to take control of and plan their finances, as well as raise awareness of the financial planning profession.

Over 60 advice firms are offering drop-in sessions to the public for free as part of the campaign.

IFP communications director Sue Whitbread says: “We’re delighted to be in a position to offer consumers around the UK the opportunity to discuss their financial situation with an expert and hope that as many people as possible take advantage of these free financial planning surgeries, so that we are not just raising awareness of the importance of planning but providing practical support to consumers.

“This year we’re particularly pleased to have near-national coverage.”

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