Our advice is independent. We tailor our service to suit your needs. We offer a fee-based advisory service or, if you prefer, we can be remunerated through commission which is paid on financial products.
Enquiries / first meeting
There is no charge when you first talk to us or meet us. That way, you can get to know us and understand the services that we offer without commitment. If you proceed and want to avail of our advice and/or arrange financial products through Trident Consulting, then we will explain costs to you. Costs are explained before you commit to anything.
Financial advice generally requires a meeting because of the complexities involved.
We are required by the regulator to establish the identity and address of clients where we are arranging financial products. This requires us to see original photo ID and original utility bill / bank statement.
Types of advice
You may come to us with a particular financial issue/problem and ask us just to consider just that issue. Or you might prefer an all-round consideration of your finances. You determine whether the focus of our advice should be a single issue or an all-round review.
Fee based advice
Fee based advice is normally charged based on the amount of time taken to deal with your enquiry. However, in the vast majority of cases we can estimate the time commitment of a particular task and we will quote a fixed fee.
No fee commission clients
Some individuals prefer to pay for advice through commission on financial products. In such cases, there is no fee payable.
Further advice or work
There are many situations which cannot be resolved within a single consultation. In these circumstances, we will set out our understanding of what you require, what it entails from our perspective and the associated fee. Examples include legal issues, divorce, complicated pension set-up etc. We will quote you a fixed fee which will depend on the work involved. In some cases, the amount of work required is not known in advance and if this is the case we will advise you how our fee will be determined. Our terms of business can be viewed here: terms-of-business-sep-2016.
Trident works with all major Irish insurance companies and on your behalf seeks the best product for your requirements. We provide the below pension videos in conjunction with one of our partner companies, Zurich Life.
How does a pension work
After you retire
Trident Benefit Consulting Ltd t/a Trident Consulting, Pension Solutions is authorised as an investment business firm under Section 10 of the Investment Intermediaries Act, 1995 (as amended), to provide the services of an investment intermediary (Ref. No. C41467) – statement-of-authorised-status-19sep16.