Individuals that have sought financial advice are more likely to be able to peer through the credit crunch and see a stable economy on the other side, AIG research suggests.
The study found 70% of Britons are pessimistic about the current UK economy but that those with financial advice behind them are significantly more optimistic than the less financially informed.
More than three-quarters of respondents (76%) who had seen an adviser were optimistic about family life, compared to 58% who hadn’t, the study suggests.
AIG says the results are similar when it comes to positive attitudes towards their own short-term financial situation - 46% who had sought financial advice were positive, 26% less so.
Mark Hawthorne, director of sales and marketing at AIG Life Wealth Management, says: “It is encouraging to see that most of the British public is staying positive and are determined not to lose sight of the importance of friends, family and health.
“Our research also indicates that there’s a direct cause and effect between taking financial advice and peace of mind - and that’s something everyone can take advantage of, not just the very rich.
“With assistance from financial experts and by planning just a little more carefully, people can rest assured they are in good financial shape which allows them to enjoy other important things in life.”
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