New from us, general communications and announcements as well as notifications about client magazine.

NEW HORIZONS

TODAY’S BLOG

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK AT SOLOMON’S…

I often find it perplexing how time seems to pass dynamically dependent on various factors … whether it be mood, environment, activity or age.

Over the past five months it feels as though I’ve been living on fast forward, and that’s definitely not a bad thing.  As the new kid on the block at Solomon’s, it’s been a steep learning curve with bundles of processes to get to grips with across a multitude of platforms and whilst it has been a challenge; the time has gone by in the blink of an eye.  In this case, it really is an indicator of how great the rest of the team here has been. Whenever I have a query or need assistance, there’s always someone on hand to give me a nudge in the right direction. I genuinely can’t think of enough superlatives to sound my appreciation to these guys for how amazing and supportive they have been since I started here.  They set a great example as well; they all take such pride in the work that they do and it makes each of us want to do better.

Up until this point, I have mainly been doing relatively basic admin tasks, but I am now gradually taking on more challenging projects and I have recently been involved in creating specialised calculators for our use and in assisting with the processing of new business.  The difficult nature of some of these tasks has really helped me ‘kick on’, and I love having the opportunity to demonstrate my skills, as I confess to being quite a competitive person in just about everything I do!

As my familiarity with these projects and processes improves, in time I’ll be able to embrace more demanding duties, and hopefully will be part of the creative processes here that help us discover ways to refine and streamline our existing procedures; which in turn will benefit our clients across the board.

One of the best things about the team ethic here is that everyone at Solomon’s is encouraged to bring up and talk about ways to improve what we do for our clients and this is quintessential for a modern operation.  Feeling valued by the people I work with, also serves to reinforce my belief that my early experience of Solomon’s is one of the best opportunities I have had – and I hope to be a part of this team for many years to come.

Sam Harris
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on our blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to us about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

NEW HORIZONS2022-05-26T16:17:15+01:00

BETAFOLIO

TODAY’S BLOG

BETAFOLIO…

Many of you will already be using Betafolio, but in our new video below Dominic explains what it is and why we’ve started using it. Financial planning is where the real value to clients lies, and that’s why Betafolio maintain portfolios that exist only in service of the financial plan. The plan leads, the portfolio follows. Please have a watch, and as always do get in touch if you have any questions.

Jemima Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on our blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to us about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

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BETAFOLIO2022-04-21T16:31:45+01:00

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS

TODAY’S BLOG

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS

Some of you are going to get fed up with me.

One of the many challenges of our times is the constant innovation of technology. A lot of this can seem utterly pointless, tech for tech’s sake, but sometimes it is a bit like witnessing the first washing machine when you have been slaving away with a board and scrubber at the river.

The pandemic has had a multiplication effect like nothing else I have known in the 3 decades or so that I have been doing this work. There have been huge improvements, but not as many or so significant as in the past 18 months.

It is not that these are unexpected, but rather that they are almost breath-taking when the very things you have yearned for, asked for, screamed for over the years are finally ready…. and work.

The problem being that most of you have got used to a system with us and I can assure you that most of the tools we have been using are or perhaps were market leading, some of these are going to be replaced. That is the pain – just as you get used to the appearance or workings of something we go and change it. Well hopefully we can minimise any pain. The only point of the changes is to improve what we do for you and seek better efficiencies for the business, meaning we can help more people just like you.

So stand by, things are about to change again.

Sometimes it feels like...

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS2021-11-17T14:36:54+00:00

INTERESTED IN HIGHER INTEREST ACCOUNTS?

TODAY’S BLOG

ARE YOU MORE INTERESTED?

The last year or so has seen enormous improvements in technology. Thankfully the money management technology is one of those elements that has improved.

Hunting for a decent interest rate is hard enough at the moment, but moving to a new better account once the rate has come to an end is a constant frustration due to the effort required and all the hurdles of proving your identity. As a result, most savers languish in poor accounts, earning next to diddly squat.

If you consider that your savings at a UK Bank or Building Society is only protected to the first £85,000 under FSCS rules, then balances that are larger give some concern, particularly when life feels somewhat uncertain.

MAKING MONEY MANAGEMENT EASIER

I’m pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Akoni, one of several cash management providers. They have branded the site with our logo – its their kit and service. I decided to remove any payments that we might get to your advantage. This is very self-service, but we can assist if you get stuck.

There are other solutions, this is aimed at those with cash savings of more than £85,000 – so not for everyone, but you can get rates of interest that others with much larger balances enjoy.

The aim of all these services is to make life easier for you, getting you better rates of interest. Its not free, no bank provides a free service (think about it – or ask if you still don’t understand). The Cash Management service company (Akoni in this instance) make a small charge which I believe is worth paying for the convenience.

Have a look for yourself by clicking this link.

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

INTERESTED IN HIGHER INTEREST ACCOUNTS?2021-10-18T16:27:24+01:00

TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENT

TODAY’S BLOG

TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS

We are gradually attempting to increase efficiency by minimising the actions required to get things done. We have adopted electronic signatures for documents where this is possible. This makes life considerably easier for you – no need to sign and post a form. We are using DocuSign, which is one of the leading software providers for this sort of secure signature process.

You automatically get a pdf to save on your computer, but invariably we will also save a copy to your file within our portal.

DOCUSIGN

The process takes a few moments, most of the forms we use are ones that you will have seen regularly, but are often required for tax-year payments, ongoing declarations of your tax status and UK residence as well as our fees.

If you have any difficulties using the DocuSign system, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0208 542 8084 or send an email to debbie@solomonsifa.co.uk and we will be very pleased to help.

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENT2021-03-16T14:23:37+00:00

NOT APPY

TODAY’S BLOG

NOT APPY

I am sorry to say that I have decided to withdraw our App. Ever since Apple decided to change the format of our App, it has been a battle to get it how we wanted for the people we wanted. So we have chosen to stop promoting its use and you will no longer be able to send us messages from it.

The truth is that following the changes, the number of users reduced dramatically (seriously – loads less). As our portal began to take shape and is something you can view on your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac, it felt rather superfluous.

MONTH END

The App is only available until the end of October 2020. If you have any information on it that you want, please download it back to your own hardware of choice. The portal, which provides your valuations and ability to set financial goals for yourself, store important documents, send and receive messages to us securely – remains very much part of our core service and way of communicating with you.

For more information about our portal, please have a look at our video using this link.

PORTAL VIDEO

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

NOT APPY2020-10-20T15:11:47+01:00

SPOTLIGHT OCTOBER 2019

TODAY’S BLOG

SPOTLIGHT – OCTOBER 2019

By now as a client you should have received a copy of Spotlight. This is our own in-house publication. This issue has the broad theme of “power”. As you will have gathered, assuming that our politicians remain on course, we are now entering the election period and it will be interesting to see various manifestos. There may well be a change at number 10 Downing Street.

In the client magazine you will find an interview with several clients – Mike, Chris, Corinna and James. Alexandra Truesdale provided a piece about Will Power and the importance of a Will. Iona Bain considered some of the issues that face young people when attempting to save for their future. I also asked Angela Brooks to write a piece about the dreadful frauds and scams that she helps to rectify. There is the ususal piece “Cops and Robbers” which looks at other scams and issues that the regulators has been contending with including the Woodford funds and the London Capital & Finance Mini Bonds.

I also review the first 6 months of 2019 from an investment performance perspective, highlighting where the growth and returns came from. If you didn’t receive a hard copy and would like one, please get in touch. Click here for a digital version.

Spotlight October 2019

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

SPOTLIGHT OCTOBER 20192019-10-30T16:12:30+00:00

SPOTLIGHT

TODAY’S BLOG

SPOTLIGHT – MARCH 2019

I’m delighted to announce that copies of our new client magazine are on the way to you. Please let me know what you think about the magazine. We have put a lot of effort into creating something that is hopefully educational, interesting and informative. We have some extra copies if you have a friend that might like to see some of the work that we have done, just ask and we can either send you another or pop one in the post to someone else.

I am genuinely seeking some feedback – what works, what you would like to see more of. One of the many advantages of being a small service business is that we can adapt things to suit fairly easily. The magazine is really the result of client feedback and input. Hopefully we have got the tone about right, but we always want to improve. My assumption is that we will do better.

Spotlight March 2019

CONTENTS

  • What we’ve been working on
  • Barn 6
  • Review of 2018
  • Espresso Marketing
  • Making Tax Digital
  • Now we are happily retired
  • Revealed Travel
  • Sarah walks her own path
  • The Open banking revolution
  • What’s ahead for 2019
  • Cops and Robbers

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

SPOTLIGHT2019-03-27T15:14:02+00:00

TALKING MONEY – MARCH 2019

TODAY’S BLOG

TALKING MONEY – MARCH 2019

By now you will have recieved the postal copy of Talking Money. It has all the usual informative pieces. I would value your thoughts on this, do you even read it? I know some do and seem to find it helpful, but I’m not daft enough to believe that everyone reads it cover to cover. The reason for the question is that we have launched a new client publication – which we have called Spotlight. This has arrived at the office from the printers today and I’m pleased with how it looks.

You can access a digital version of Talking Money here.

Talking Money March 2019

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk 
Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

GET IN TOUCH

Solomon’s Independent Financial Advisers
The Old Bakery, 2D Edna Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BT

Email – info@solomonsifa.co.uk    Call – 020 8542 8084

7 QUESTIONS, NO WAFFLE

Are we a good fit for you?

Take Survey

TALKING MONEY – MARCH 20192019-03-26T15:44:40+00:00

Talking Money Summer 2017

Talking Money Summer 2017

The latest client magazine is now available – we only do the summer magazine as a digital version – we don’t want to overwhlem you with more reading, especially as there are so many opportunities to read some good fiction over the summer! Anyway, if you’d like to have a look, it is found in the resources section of the website under client magazine.. or just click this link.

Hopefully you will have received your personal copy of our Half Year Report 2017 in the post. If not, please let the team here know and we will get a copy over to you. Oh, and thanks for the positive feedback on it and the suggestions.

Dominic Thomas
Solomons IFA

You can read more articles about Pensions, Wealth Management, Retirement, Investments, Financial Planning and Estate Planning on my blog which gets updated every week. If you would like to talk to me about your personal wealth planning and how we can make you stay wealthier for longer then please get in touch by calling 08000 736 273 or email info@solomonsifa.co.uk

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Talking Money Summer 20172017-07-17T15:53:04+01:00
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