NS&I’s latest edition of its Financial Advice Barometer indicates that while security remains the top priority for advisers’ clients (55%), there has been a drop of 10 percentage points, from 14% in January 2018 to 4% in April 2018, in those citing income (regular and consistent returns) as the most important priority.
New research from NS&I reveals that personal finance worries are having a negative impact on the wellbeing of 17 million Britons, with a quarter (26%) revealing that the state of their personal finances has had a negative effect on their mental health.
NS&I has now launched new services for financial advice firms via its Adviser Helpline (0800 092 1228). For the first time, firms will have access to information on their clients’ NS&I holdings via the phone. This will significantly speed up the process of working with NS&I.
NS&I today announced that it intends to continue its commercial relationship with Matrix Capital to provide financial advisory services to the winners of the two monthly Premium Bonds £1 million jackpot prizes.