Educational videos

Money Alive

We believe it’s important to not only provide top quality financial planning, but to help provide financial education too.

This is why we’ve partnered with Money Alive to help you learn various elements from the world of finances.

Protect yourself from scams

In today’s world people need to be more aware of scams than ever before. These videos will help educate you on the threat of investment and pension scams, and the steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Pensions Freedom

This box set is an engaging, impartial, consistent and efficient way to educate clients and prospects about the different ways you can take the defined contribution pension.

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Lasting Power of Attorney

Once you’ve lost mental capacity it’s too late to set up a Power of Attorney. However, taking action now to set up a Power of Attorney means your loved ones will be able to make key decisions on your behalf if you’re not able to do so in the future.

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Understanding Long Term Care

Many of us will need care in old age. However, the system is extremely complex and hard to navigate. This box-set provides you with invaluable information to help you understand more about the processes, funding and the options available to you.

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Drawdown review

This box set is aimed at people who have withdrawn money from their pension via Drawdown. It covers all the key considerations you need to think about, including how your money is invested and how much you can sustainably withdraw each year.

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Flexible income

If you’re considering using Drawdown to withdraw money from your pension this box-set is for you. It covers everything you need to know about the options available to you, the flexibility Drawdown offers as well as the risks and tax implications.

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Guaranteed income

Using an Annuity to convert your pension into an income is still the right option for many people despite the introduction of Pension Freedoms. This box-set covers everything you need to know about buying an Annuity.

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Final Salary

This comprehensive box-set covers the benefits of staying in a defined benefit/final salary pension scheme and explores the implications of transferring out to an alternative arrangement. It includes information on tax, risks, death, as well as other topics and case studies too.

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Equity release

The box set looks at the two main types of products, Lifetime Mortgages and Home Reversion and covers important topics including the amounts you can typically raise, eligibility, the advice process, and potential impacts on means tested benefits.

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State Pension

For many people the State Pension is complex and confusing. In this video will find out key information such as State Pension age, how it’s calculated, where to go to get a forecast and where you can examine your National Insurance record.

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Business protection

If you own a business, it’s important to ensure it can continue if you are ill or die while you are still in charge. This box-set explains the implications for you, your business partners and family of not having protection in place, as well as the options available to you.

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In early 2022 we asked our clients to participate in a client survey to make sure we were supplying a service they deserved.

We want to share some of the results with you:

100 %
of clients would be happy to recommend us to others
100 %
of clients believe we helped them achieve their financial goals
87 %
of clients were very satisfied that we understood their needs

We asked our clients “What is the biggest single benefit you get from working with us?” Here are some of our favourite answers:

“Honest, reliable guidance and reassurance”

“Peace of mind that my investment is in as safe a place as is possible”

“Knowing my finances are being looked after by caring, approachable people who I can talk to face to face and can contact whenever I need to”

“The support and reassurance that you have always given, with our best interests fundamentally, at the heart of everything you do, and are always at the end of the phone if needed for your help/advice”

“Support, consideration, and the availability to talk through a difficult situation that has arisen”

What our clients say

As a company, we strive to give clients excellence. But don’t take our word for it, listen to others who have already worked with us. Click on the following clients and listen to their experience of Ardent and the positive impacts it's had on their life.

Amanda Millett
Amanda Millett
Building for retirement
Hannah & Paul Butler
Hannah & Paul Butler
Conscientious investors
Jared Mallinson
Jared Mallinson
Conscientious investors
Jim & Cath Clelland
Jim & Cath Clelland
Conscientious investors
Nicki Mitchell
Nicki Mitchell
Divorcing clients
Peter Finlay
Peter Finlay
In retirement