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Different types of investment advisors

If you are getting advice about investing your money, you need to know there are two different types of financial advisors - 'independent' and 'restricted' - and this can affect the advice you are given.

Some advisors can offer the full range of financial products and providers available and are called independent advisors. But many advisors have chosen to offer 'restricted advice' and will focus on a limited selection of products and/or providers.

For more information, please visit the Financial Conduct Authority website.