New in-depth survey of financial advisers by NS&I reveals high level of confidence about the future of the industry

National Savings and Investments (NS&I) is today launching the first edition of its new Financial Advice Barometer – a quarterly survey of financial advisers. It finds that 83% of advisers are currently either ‘very confident’ or ‘fairly confident’ about the future prospects for the financial advice industry.

Optimistic outlook as Britons feel positive about their ability to save

The current savings outlook for Great Britain is more positive than spring last year, with NS&I’s Quarterly Savings Survey showing a 2 percentage point increase in the proportion of people who feel they are more likely to save over the next three months (spring 2014 18%; spring 2013 16%). Also, the number of people less likely to save has declined from 22% in spring 2013 to 18% in spring 2014.