An independent financial advisor is someone who can give you advice about a wide range of financial products. They must be authorised to give advice, and are regulated by the Personal Investment Authority. They must be distinguished from tied financial advisors, who can only give advice on investment products offered by a specific company.
Brokers or other intermediaries who have access to all financial products on Webline including bonds, pensions, annuities and general insurance products.
Less well compensated version of a financial advisor. See Financial Advisor.