I have always looked after my own financial affairs. I feel I know more than enough about the financial products I use and buy to ensure I get the best deals.
At the moment I am going through a house sale and purchase, and both the person I am buying from and the person buying my property are using a financial advisor to source and arrange their mortgage.
I use price comparison and financial planning websites to compare an contrast the different products available to get the best deal, but I was told that 90% of people (I am in the UK) use financial advisors. I am sceptical because I know the rewards these people get for recommending products, but do they really have access to better deals that are not on the open market? Or are they just a big con for the financially naive to help line someone else's pocket?