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2017 to begin with ‘record-breaking rush’ for financial advice

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Monday 9 January is expected to see the biggest single-day rush for financial advice of 2017 and possibly ever, according to a website that helps consumers find an adviser. said the second Monday in January is already known as ‘Advice Day’ based on past figures, but economic uncertainties such as rising inflation and record low savings rates, are likely to deliver a new high-water mark for advice seeking.

“Advisers will be particularly bracing themselves this year for the Advice Day rush. The past year has been truly eventful from an economic point of view, and financial uncertainty has rarely been so high,” said Karen Barrett, founder and chief executive of Unbiased.

In previous years, searches on the site for independent financial advice have soared in the New Year.

From December 2015 to January 2016 traffic on the site rose by 75%, Unbiased said.

To mark the run-up to Advice Day, four independent financial advisers offer their top tips for the New Year, to help consumers make the right financial decisions in 2017:

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