Financial advice For DFT students

Studying during your DFT year and taking the step to becoming an associate is a busy time with lots of new things to understand. That’s where we can help.

We can point you in the right direction and help answer the following:

We can help with:

  • Making sure you have the right income protection in place and you are not overpaying
  • Discussing whether you need to put critical illness or life cover in place
  • Recommending a dental accountant
  • Whether to pay your student loan back early
  • Finding the right mortgage for you and ensuring your rate is competitive
  • Explaining how locum cover works
  • Whether you need a second pension in addition to the NHS pension
  • Setting up stocks and shares ISAs and helping to grow your wealth

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

The levels and bases of taxation, and reliefs from taxation, can change at any time and are generally dependent on individual circumstances.

Matt has given me a great deal of assistance during the process of selling my practice, introducing dental-specific solicitors and forwarded planning with my NHS pension. He has always put my interests first by giving sound and trustworthy advice. The service and support have always been exceptional. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.

Anant Patel, Dental Practice Owner

Matt provided a very thorough investigation of my financial position and offered a very detailed report. As a result of this, I have been able to make investments that are personally suited to my needs. I am extremely satisfied with the service and look forward to continued support. I am pleased to recommend Matt to anyone.

Mike Simpson, Dental Practice Owner and Chair of the South Cheshire Local Dental Committee

When it comes to your finances, Matt is able to stand back and see the big picture and this is the skill; he is then able to focus on the detail to optimise that picture. He saved me a fortune on my mortgage, guided me through the minefield of private and NHS pensions and continues to reduce that burden. I wish I had met him years ago, he is an excellent financial adviser.

Nick Cooper, Dental Practice Owner and DFT Programme Director

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