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Nigel Smith

Director of Hawsons Wealth Management

Nigel Smith was a private banking manager for NatWest plc, providing advice and recommendations to high net worth banking customers on the full range of investment, savings and inheritance tax solutions before joining Hawsons Wealth Management Limited. He has also worked for Bank of Scotland (HBOS) and HSBC Private Clients over the last 20 years after starting his career with Yorkshire Bank in West Yorkshire.

Nigel was one of the first wave of corporate financial advisers for HSBC in the UK, specialising in personal and corporate investments both onshore and offshore, as well as pensions and insurance products. For most of his time with HSBC, he was Personal and Corporate Financial Planning Manager across the Doncaster and North Lincolnshire area prior to moving to Private Clients in 2003. He was consistently regarded as one of the leading advisers in the region and received regular recognition for his achievements and customer service.

Nigel is responsible for the Wealth Management company within Hawsons, providing Independent Financial Advice to individual and corporate clients. Whilst developing a speciality for Investment and Pension planning, solutions can be sought from the whole of the market within a range of products and services.

He also has an in-depth knowledge of the protection needs of limited companies and partnerships, being able to offer advice on the range of issues facing most small and medium sized companies.

Nigel is married with four children and is a keen golfer who plays off a handicap of three.

Nigel Smith

Director of Hawsons Wealth Management Limited

0114 229 6557

[email protected]

Nigel’s recent articles

Clarification on automatic enrolment and directors

As automatic enrolment continues to take stride across the UK, with the latest wave of firms with fewer than 30 employees being phased in, there are still many cloudy areas surrounding the regulation. In particular, the circumstances regarding automatic enrolment and...

Pension scams – warnings to those approaching retirement

Those approaching retirement are being urged to be aware of a rise in pension scams, as criminals seek new ways to defraud pensioners. Savers have been urged to be aware of a rise in pension scams, as criminals seek new ways to defraud pensioners. A report produced by...

Savers plan big pension withdrawals after changes

Savers plan to withdraw an average £27,000 Amid greater flexibility in the pensions market, with new freedoms introduced on 6th April 2015, savers are planning to withdraw large sums from their retirement fund this year, a study has found. A study commissioned by...

Hawsons makes history after 160 years in business

Hawsons is one of the longest standing firms of independent chartered accountants in England. Formed in December 1854, Hawsons celebrates 160 years of providing expert advice to businesses of all types and sizes. Our clients know that irrespective of how small they...

Key Person Insurance a wise move for many

As you’ll know, in any business, insurance is a basic safeguard of livelihood and future stability. Business protection is all about insuring for the unexpected; protecting your business if something goes wrong. Making sure you have cover for buildings and contents,...

What Budget 2015 means for pensions

After the revolutionary pension reforms and new flexibilities that came from the 2014 Budget, this year, in comparison, announced only minor changes. The further changes to pensions that the Chancellor introduced in the 2015 Budget included plans for a secondary...

The big pension changes and how they impact you

The pension world is changing! Even if you are years away from retirement, the pensions reforms are going to have a big impact on your future and millions could end up worse off than under existing rules. It is therefore crucial you understand the changes and tax...

Proposed pension reforms: things you should know

Understanding the pension system can sometimes be a complex process. This article outlines 6 things you need to know about the proposed pension reforms. 1. Withdraws from pensions set to be treated as income One of the biggest changes announced with the new reforms is...

Salary sacrifice – big benefits for employers & employees?

Implementing a salary sacrifice arrangement can save both employers and employees money! There are savings in the employee's NIC payable on the salary sacrificed of up to 12% and the employer's NIC payable on the salary sacrificed of 13.8%. One of the most important...

Pension changes following Budget 2014

The Chancellor has announced a range of significant measures to bring greater flexibility to individuals who want to access funds in defined contribution pension schemes. Some changes to the current restrictive rules will come into effect from 27 March 2014 whilst...

Changes to the ISA regime

From 6 April 2014 the overall ISA savings limit will be increased from £11,520 to £11,880 of which £5,940 can be invested in cash. From 1 July 2014 ISAs will be reformed into a simpler product, the 'New ISA' (NISA) and all existing ISAs will become NISAs. From 1 July...

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