“Playing careers are short, so choose the team that will help you grow & protect your wealth. We’ve been looking after some of the best in professional sport for many years. The players we look after trust us to create long-term financial security for themselves and their family. And that’s what we do”.
Mark Tueart, Managing Director
We’re proud to be Chartered
We have a young, highly qualified team of advisers and we’ll talk to you in a language you’ll understand. You’ll find us approachable, professional and trustworthy.
We’re also proud to be Chartered. By choosing a Chartered firm, our clients have the reassurance that they’re in expert hands. Our Financial Planners are highly qualified and supported by a team providing in-depth research, technical analysis and excellent client service. Financial planning isn’t just about pensions, tax and ISAs; it’s also about becoming financially better organised and working together to make sure you are on track to achieve your financial and lifestyle goals and objectives.
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We work with sports professionals from early in their career through to retirement and beyond. What they have in common is a desire to make the most of their income, to make sure they’re financially secure in retirement and to work with a partner who they can trust.
You need to have confidence and trust in the team that surrounds you and avoid those advisers who see pound signs when they meet a successful player. Our clients pay a fee for our expertise and guidance and they know that everything we recommend is in their best financial interests. You can be assured that we’re professional planners – not salespeople.
40% of footballers are bankrupt within 5 years of retiring (Source: ExPro)
Join us and we will provide you with expert advice and support throughout your playing career and beyond. You may know that more than 40% of professional footballers are bankrupt within five years of retiring, so the sooner you start planning, the better off you’ll be. Finding someone now who can help you manage and plan for your future is a wise decision.
Meet our team
Financial planning refers to the process of setting and achieving financial goals by assessing your current financial situation, developing strategies, and implementing appropriate actions. We know players careers are short, so it is very important to choose the team that will help you grow and protect your wealth. It involves analysing various aspects of finances; including but not limited to, income, expenses, investments, taxes, insurance, and retirement planning. The goal of financial planning is to create a comprehensive plan to help you manage your finances effectively, make informed decisions, and achieve your short-term and long-term financial objectives. It takes into account factors such as income sources, expenses, debts, savings, investment opportunities, and risk tolerance, among others. Financial planning is a dynamic process that requires periodic reviews and adjustments based on changing circumstances, goals, and economic conditions. Seeking the guidance of a Chartered Financial Planner can be beneficial in developing and implementing an effective financial plan tailored to specific needs and objectives.
Our financial planners offer fee-based advice, which means the charges are clear and transparent and you will know exactly what you are paying for. We ask you to sign a Service & Fee Agreement prior to undertaking any chargeable work. This sets out the services that we are providing and the fees that we will charge for the services, as well as your selected payment method. We’ll tell you if any payments are subject to VAT. Our initial fees are payable once we’ve completed our agreed work and must be settled within 28 business days. Our fees for ongoing services will start immediately after your agreement to proceed with the advice provided in our suitability report. Our ongoing services are optional, but if you agree to purchase an ongoing service unless otherwise agreed, the ongoing service will be provided as a follow-up to the initial service.
Initial meetings allow you to have a chat with one of our Chartered Financial Planners to discuss any questions you may have regarding your finances. These meetings are held at our expense and can help you decide whether you wish to use our services. You can book a free consultation here: www.lift financial.com/contact-us/
We’ve been looking after some of the best in professional sport for many years. We have a young, highly qualified team of advisers and we’ll talk to you in a language you’ll understand. You’ll find us approachable, professional and trustworthy. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Our permitted business is advising on and arranging pensions, savings and investment products, non-investment insurance contracts and mortgages.
When working with a financial planner, it’s important to ask relevant questions to gain a better understanding of their expertise, approach, and how they can help you achieve your financial goals. Building a strong rapport and feeling comfortable with your financial planner is essential, so don’t hesitate to ask any additional questions that come to mind during the initial consultation or ongoing relationship.
Once we’ve put in place a financial plan, it will need to be reviewed regularly to ensure you remain on track to meet your financial goals. Our Review Service is designed to do this and includes; a regular meeting to update your circumstances, goals and objectives, updating your financial plan to ensure you remain on track to meet your goals, support with correspondence and administration throughout the year and a choice of online or face-to-face meetings. Our Review Service is not mandatory although most of our clients select this service and find value in it.
You/we may terminate the agreement at any time, without penalty, by either party giving three months’ notice in writing. Any transactions already initiated will be completed according to this agreement unless otherwise agreed in writing. You will be liable to pay for any services we have provided before cancellation and any outstanding fees, if applicable.
If you are unhappy with our advice or any aspect of our services, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. We’ll do our best to resolve your concerns. You can contact us by telephone: 0161 929 2626, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing: Compliance Department, LIFT-Sport, Century House, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RR. We have a complaints procedure, and we can provide further details on request. If you do have a complaint, and you are not happy with our response, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) may be able to help. The FOS settles disputes between financial services business and their clients. Full details are available at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk
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