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Attitude Financial Services launches LGBTQ friendly advice proposition

Attitude Financial Services is pleased to announce it has recently launched a new advice proposition which aims to provide the LGBTQ community with financial advice.

Darren Styles owner of British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude has partnered with managing director Dawn Gale and financial planner and director Ian Meekins from financial advisory firm Blueprint South West to create the firm.

Attitude Financial Services offers wealth management, mortgage, retirement planning and protection advice from a range of advisers who are allies of the LGBTQ community. The firm is an appointed representative of Quilter Financial Planning.

The idea for the firm was prompted by a desire to give the LGBTQ community access to financial advisers who understand their personal background without making them feel alienated or different due to their sexuality.

 Darren Styles, owner of Attitude magazine and Attitude Financial Services says:

“It’s this desire for normalcy for our community that led me to become the first gay owner of Attitude magazine back in 2016. It’s the want to protect our community’s most vulnerable that led, in 2018, to the creation of an Attitude Magazine Foundation that has already raised nearly £200,000 for LGBTQ causes.

 “And it’s the peace of mind I found in organising my own financial well-being that has led me – alongside partners Ian Meekins and Dawn Gale, with the support of the renowned Quilter Financial Planning network – to create Attitude Financial Services now.”

 Dawn Gale, owner and director of Blueprint South West and Attitude Financial Services partner adds:

“While the financial services needs of the LGBTQ community are no different to anyone else, due to the industry historically not being as inclusive as possible, there are a huge group of people who could stand to benefit from financial advice but don’t seek it out.

 Jane Goodland, corporate affairs director at Quilter adds:

“Inclusivity is at the heart of what Quilter stands for and we are delighted that Attitude Financial Services have chosen to become an appointed representative of Quilter Financial Planning.”

For more information contact

Kathleen Gallagher
02380 726293
07990 004932
kathleen.gallagher@quilter.com

Notes to Editors:

About Quilter plc:

Quilter plc is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Quilter plc oversees £118.7 billion in investments (as at 30 September 2019).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions; and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Advice and Wealth Management and Wealth Platforms.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial advice business, Quilter Financial Planning; the discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

Wealth Platforms includes Old Mutual Wealth UK platform; Old Mutual International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore; and the Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business.

The Quilter plc businesses are being re-branded as follows: 

  • Quilter Financial Planning (previously Intrinsic)
  • Quilter Private Client Advisers (previously Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers)
  • Charles Derby Group (becoming Quilter Financial Advisers)
  • Quilter Financial Adviser School
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Quilter Investors
  • Old Mutual Wealth (becoming Quilter Wealth Solutions in 2020)
  • Old Mutual International (becoming Quilter International in 2020)

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