Financial advice and guidance

Finding someone to help you with your financial decisions is really important. Standard Life can provide financial advice or guidance, or you can find an independent adviser in your local area.

Advice or guidance?


Financial advice will take your individual circumstances, goals and financial situation in to account and recommend the best course of action.


Financial guidance can help you understand your choices by explaining the options available to you and giving you the chance to ask questions.

You will then have to make the decision based on the information and assistance provided

Where to start?

Choosing the right route to help you can be a daunting task if you don't know where to start. So here are some options to get you going:

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It is important to understand that like help from most professionals, there will likely be a cost for financial guidance or advice. There can also be a minimum requirement, such as pot size and income. This should be explained to you before you start.

Standard Life Direct - guidance

We provide straightforward information and guidance on products and services offered by Standard Life and selected external providers.

We have a selection of guides and calculators where you may find the information you require.

Talk to us

0345 272 8810

Call charges will vary.

Standard Life Private Client Management - telephony advice

We provide advice on products and services offered by Standard Life and selected external providers. Our Private Client Management Service will provide you with a dedicated adviser to help take the concerns and stress out of financial planning.

Call us for a no commitment, free discovery conversation.

0345 272 6600

Call charges will vary.

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1825 - face to face financial advice

1825 is an advisory arm of Standard Life and offers a financial planning service tailored to suit your needs

1825 has offices in:

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Leeds
  • Reading
  • Sheffield

In working with a carefully selected range of providers, 1825 offers advice on a restricted range of products, investments and solutions.

Find out how we can help and arrange your no commitment, free discovery session today.

'1825' is a trading name used by Pearson Jones plc, which is part of the Standard Life group. Regulatory details

Unbiased - directory of financial advisers in the UK

Customers can alternatively consider obtaining financial advice from another source; including Financial Advisers who can provide independent advice. You can find a local adviser with Unbiased.