Growing your wealth

You may be just starting out or approaching retirement, but there’s never a bad time to start thinking about how to make the most of your money. Even if you’ve no idea where to begin, our financial planning experts will give you a helping hand and show you what might be possible.

Reach your goals

We would all like to be able to achieve our financial goals faster, but it can be hard to know whether your savings and investments are set up in the best way to make this happen. That’s where we can help.

We’re here to remove the ambiguity around investing and set you on the right course for success. With a bespoke strategy that’s aligned with your goals, you can spend more time focusing on the things that matter, knowing your wealth is in safe hands.

You might be asking…

Are my savings and investments in the right place?

Making a savvy financial decision now could mean you’re laying the foundations for a happier, more comfortable life for yourself, your family, or your business.

Am I on track to achieve my goals?

Good financial planning starts with identifying what you want to achieve, and keeping regular tabs on your progress will get you there quicker.

Could I be paying less tax?

There are several different tax reliefs and allowances which might be available to you, and your financial planner can advise on how to take advantage of those that apply.

What if my circumstances change?

No-one can predict every situation you’ll face as you go through life, but planning your finances wisely can make you better prepared to respond when the unexpected happens.

Will my money be at risk?

While no investment is free from risk, our financial planners will take the time to understand what you’re comfortable with and help you grow your money the right way.

Can’t I just handle my finances myself?

Today, it’s easier than ever to manage your own savings and investments, but financial planners like ours have years of experience that’s invaluable if you really want to maximise your money.

How we’ll help

We work with our clients to create a tailored financial strategy around their needs and goals. That might entail the following:

Understanding your goals

We’ll explore what’s important to you and what you’re looking to achieve, both financially and in your life.

Cashflow planning

We can effectively forecast your future finances to help you make more informed financial choices going forward.

Tax planning

We can work alongside your accountant to provide strategies to maximise tax reliefs and allowances.

Staying on track

We’ll regularly review and update your portfolio to ensure it remains aligned with your objectives.

Tax Planning is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Tax treatment varies according to individual circumstances and is subject to change.

The experience has been second too none, we have been kept informed of every step and progress made. Scottsdale staff have been courteous, polite and helpful throughout. We would not hesitate to use Scottsdale again.
Thank you to Ellis, Karen, Donna and staff for all your support through this process.

Mr & Mrs F

Stephen is a professional, knowledgeable, thorough and diligent adviser. He takes the time to get to know his clients and is, thus, able to reflect their values in his product suggestions. Stephen has successfully guided me through various national financial crises, personal crises and redundancy with consideration and confidence, Stephen's outstanding professional abilities are combined with a strong desire to achieve the best results for his clients . I continue to receive trusted, in depth advice at a time and location to suit me. This is the gold standard of financial advice.

Ms S

Right from the ‘get go’ Stephen was quick to put my worried mind to rest, explaining the process, options and benefits of each. His style is warm and open, answering all questions posed without haste or omission, dispensing guidance and direction along the way with no hint of urgency or sales patter. Ultimately after a couple of home visits we agreed on the best way forward, to my complete satisfaction. This was not the end of the story, he still keeps in touch to let me know how the pension is developing and any news of the industry that could affect me directly. In closing, if you are apprehensive about sorting your pension needs, then I would highly recommend him to you. He is honest, hardworking, professional with a friendly warmth that is rarely found in business these days. I am so very pleased I made his acquaintance.

Mr L

Stephen has been offering me financial advice and managing my investments for 8 years. I am always completely up to date with where I stand financially and never afraid, or embarrassed to ask very basic questions – Stephen makes the whole process easy to understand. He has taken the time to understand my attitude to risk and my financial aspirations for the future, so I am always confident that he will advise me in my best interests. On top of all of that, he’s approachable and great to deal with – which makes life so much easier.

Mrs C

After nearly 47 years in the packaging industry my long term employer offered me an enhanced lump sum for my pension. Luckily I have several friends in the village who had previously been in similar positions and they recommended that I talk to Stephen Cooper. He and I had several lengthy meetings after our introduction and in those his advice has always been clear, concise and in terms that I could understand. We covered tax liabilities, capital gains tax and many other issues covering methods to maximise returns on my lump sum. Coupled with this I have always found him timely with his guidance and as a result I recommended to my son that he should attend the last face-to-face meeting I had with Stephen which he did and he found it extremely useful in planning his financial future.

Mr B

Sam is extremely knowledgeable and patient when explaining the options we had for our retirement income after we made the decision to realise the benefits of our capital. He is extremely thoughtful and explained our options fully. His help has enabled us to make decisions on our pension which we were unaware of until all options were explained fully to us and for this we are extremely grateful to him. We cannot fault Sam's commitment to getting to the correct end result.

Mr & Mrs K