Making the most of these difficult times

During times like these, a classic saying comes to mind ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’. Something that reminds us that there are different ways we can tackle misfortune.

The current UK-wide lockdown has turned our lives upside down like never before. With holidays cancelled, career aspirations on hold and many businesses feeling the pinch, everyone has been affected in some way or another. Ultimately, staying indoors seems like a small price to pay to save lives, but it’s still tough.

There’s no doubt that the coronavirus has served up bucket loads of lemons. Perhaps look at this as an opportunity though. With empty hours to fill that you may not normally have, think of those things you said you’d do… if only you had time. Perhaps starting with your finances.

Let’s make some lemonade

Looking on the positive side of things whilst all the turmoil is going on around us, might be a difficult sell, but if certain things can be made easier for you, that can only help surely. Especially if you’re looking to discuss your financial future with an expert. The nationwide lockdown doesn’t have to dictate everything you do though.

Personalised financial advice is still available, thanks to NAHT Personal Financial Services, who can support you with your financial planning. Where you can get advice tailored to your financial needs – with no upfront fee. You’ll only pay a fee if you decide to act on any advice or recommendations.

The NAHT Personal Financial Services financial planning service has been specifically designed to help NAHT members like you. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to speak with experts and discuss your financial aspirations.

Full speed ahead on the information superhighway

NAHT Personal Financial Services gives you the opportunity for face-to-face financial advice appointments at home through their award-winning, and easy to use video link service, called Skipton Link. All you need to get started is a computer, laptop or tablet with access to the internet and you’ll be speaking to a friendly face in no time.

Joan Murray, a customer, recently had her very first Skipton Link video appointment, with her Financial Adviser. Due to the current lockdown, they weren’t able to have a more traditional branch financial review.

“Prior to the pandemic I received a letter asking if I wanted to review my finances and to book an appointment in branch. I stated that I would be interested. When it was clear I couldn’t meet someone face-to-face, I was offered Skipton Link, which sounded like a good option for me.

“It worked really well on my iPad, as my Financial Adviser could share figures and graphs on the screen, that were useful to help me have an overall big picture. It also gave me a buzz and lifted my mood knowing that I’d learnt how to use different technology, especially at my age.”

The Skipton video link service is an ideal way to review your savings and investments with an adviser. It’s all part of NAHT Personal Financial Service’s honest, no pressure approach. They can review your position and provide you with tailored recommendations, all with no pressure to act. With Skipton Link you’ll even be able to receive and share documents, so you’ll have all the information you need, right at your fingertips.

Joan continues, “I had a really good conversation around the current health of my finances and what the next steps are. Everything was made clear to me.

“I would definitely recommend Skipton Link. It really helped me, as I needed to speak to someone now, rather than wait until everything had calmed down.”

Tailored advice that you can trust  

NAHT Personal Financial Services offers financial advice tailored to your needs – with no upfront fee to receive a personalised recommendation. You’ll only pay a fee if you decide to act on any advice or recommendations.

If (like Joan), you feel you could benefit from speaking to a dedicated financial expert from the comfort of your own home, NAHT Personal Financial Services offer a complimentary consultation service to help you discover if financial advice is right for you.

Finding out more

There’s more to financial advice than simply sorting out your money. Investing isn’t the same as putting your money into a savings account. It puts your capital at risk, because the value can go down as well as up and you might get back less than you originally invested.

To find out if it’s suitable for you and to arrange an appointment via Skipton Link, click here or call 0800 121 4596 *


NAHT Personal Financial Services is a trading name of Skipton Building Society. Skipton Building Society is authorized by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, under registration number 153706, for accepting deposits, advising on and arranging mortgages and providing Restricted financial advice. Principal Office, The Bailey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DN.