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Top Ten Faults Made by Financial Advisors and How to Prevent Them

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Financial Advisers can have great professions and be real assets to their communities, but they can fall prey to preventable mistakes. Errors 1 through 6 cover ethical concerns and 7 through ten cover business strategy and personal concerns.

1) Making uninformed decisions.
In order to eliminate problems, be sure to double check appropriate rates and facts about the product(s) you are offering.

2) Fraudulence
In order to stop fraud, go into your appointments with the attitude that you are going to do what is right for the client whether or not you make the sale.

3) Signing an application with fields left blank.
Make sure that the application is fully filled out prior to signing it.

4) Asking for a check in the adviser’s name.
This should never be done, because premiums or payments from clients belong to the firm under which the agent is employed and should never be intermingled with the adviser’s personal records.

5) Putting unwanted pressure on the customer.
Good sales agents can close a sale without using coercion. Always look out for the client’s best interest.

6) Failing to disclose possible issues of an investment product
The advisor is always obligated to disclose all elements of a financial product, regardless of whether the client chooses to purchase it.

7) Forgetting to learn
Financial advisors should always be learning more about their roles and how to help the community better. Good ways to do this are by studying books and attending conferences.

8 ) Forgetting to seek out new business
Even when financial advisors are successful, they should always be making partnerships with potential new customers so that their business will succeed in the long run. Ways to do this are through recommendations and participating in trade shows.

9) Forgetting that a good frame of mind is vital
Even when financial advisors are active in seeking out new customers, they must have a can-do attitude that will help support them during dry periods. Ways to foster a good attitude are to read inspirational books and to set aside time to do things they find enjoyable.

10) Neglecting to find a tutor.
Financial advisers need a good support system in place, because oftentimes they work on it’s own. A good coach can act as a instructor and a sounding board with whom younger financial advisers can share their joys and worries. Financial agents should contact their supervisors for ideas on how to find a mentor.

And also you? What are the top faults made by financial analysts?

About the author: Ashley Mulvey contributes articles for financial advisor career path , her hobby blog she uses to share her knowledge to assist people handle the facets of economic advisory.

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2 Comments

  1. great stuff, financial advisors can give you good tips but you also need to manage things your way a bit too.

  2. I agree with Fazal, it’s for you to choose the real desicion!

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