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Other types of 'advice'

If you are only given general information about one or more investment products, or have products or related terms explained to you, you may have received 'guidance' rather than 'advice'. This is sometimes also called an 'information only' or 'non-advice' service.

The main difference between guidance and advice is that you decide which product to buy without having one or more recommended to you.

The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

The Society of Later Life Advisers is a not-for-profit organisation to meet the need of consumers, advisors and those who provide financial products and services to the later life market.

SOLLA helps people to find independent financial advisors who specialise in the financial needs of older people. Members have taken steps to become independently accredited to offer the added reassurance that as well as holding professional qualifications, they can offer the practical guidance needed to make the right decisions at the right time.

SOLLA can be contacted through their website at or on 0333 2020 454.

Other useful links

Paying for Care

The Saga Care Funding Advice Service

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