Welcome to McCrea Financial Services Website.
At McCreas we appreciate that people need good quality Independent Financial Advice throughout their lives. When you are dealing with peoples finances it is important you build their trust and look at a long term commitment to provide advice not just at outset but also for many years to come. We are professional, passionate and committed to providing top quality advice in a friendly , easy to understand manner .
McCreas were the first firm of Independent Financial Advisers in the UK to be awarded Investors in People GOLD Status. We continue to retain this status.
We also appreciate that not everyone is as fortunate as we are and look to "give a bit back" by being heavily involved in raising money for charity.
Please have a look at our website which we hope you enjoy , see the services we offer, look at how we are different and why you should join us - then give us a call and come and meet us, and see how we can help you both Now and in the Future.
You can arrange a no obligation review at any time by pressing the email link or the finger image in the left column of this page.
Where can you get advice?
There have been many changes to the Financial Services industry over recent years with more emphasis being placed on better qualified advisers and personalised advice.
This has partly resulted in the number of advisers registered in the United Kingdom falling dramatically. It was suggested in early 2013 that in comparison to the same period in 2012 there had been a 13% drop in the number of qualified IFAs.
During 2013 we have also seen a number of organisations cut back on the number of advisers or indeed in certain cases closing the advice arm of the business totally.
• March 2013 - National Australia Bank cuts 130 jobs and closes the advice arms of both Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks
• April 2013 - Aviva lay off 120 advisers, closing its direct advice offering to client
• April 2013 - AXA withdraws the advice arm of the business resulting in approximately 450 job losses
• April 2013 - HSBC merges the commercial and retail advice arms of the business with a net loss of 1,150 jobs
• April 2013 - Santander closes its face to face advice arm, removing the opportunity for clients to receive personalised advice in respect of their financial affairs
These statistics highlight that the Financial Services industry is becoming more specialised which can only work in favour of the clients.