The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) will offer consumers free one hour money management consultations nationwide as part of Financial Planning Week in May.
The sessions, normally worth up to £500, will be offered by CISI Certified Financial Planning (CFP) professionals, formerly members of the Institute of Financial Planning.
The one-on-one sessions will establish consumers' life goals and simple outlines of how they can achieve them.
They will be delivered either in person, via skype or over the phone. Participating advisers will also offer ‘ask a planner' online sessions and give talks in schools across the country about the merits of financial planning.
CISI confirmed 40 financial planning firms have already offered their services across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, there is still scope for firms to sign up for the initiative, which runs from 8-12 May, via CISI's website.
Deputy head of financial planning Jacqueline Lockie said: "Financial planning is a relationship-based process, which aims to help everyone, no matter what their age or financial circumstances.
"It allows those with money to plan their spending and saving wisely, but also those without, to work with a professional who can support them in reaching their financial goals. Financial planners do not just work with wealthy individuals."
Informed Choice managing director Martin Bamford, who will be writing content, making podcasts and videos throughout the week on various aspects of financial planning, said: "The best way to share the benefits of financial planning is to talk about the work we are doing with clients on a daily basis, helping achieve long-held goals."
Meanwhile, Hannay Robertson Financial Planning private client adviser Duncan Hannay Robertson said: "We owe it to ourselves and our families to try to understand our finances.
"Even if you've gone off-track, a financial planner can help take the weight off your shoulders and save you from those money management worries we all experience at varying points in our lives."
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