We work closely with financial journalists, our aim is to make life as easy as possible for you to obtain what you need from us. Whether you are looking for background or technical information to help with a story, opinion or a case study, we can help.

We are experienced in providing comment for both online and printed media, as well as working with radio.

All media enquiries should be directed in the first instance to Phil Bray.

Bev Stoves, our Managing Director

Bev Stoves 150x150px correct photo 05_08_2014 Bev has worked as an Independent Financial Adviser for nearly 20 years.

She therefore has the technical knowledge to share with journalists, whilst being able to give both the industry and consumer perspective on a range of financial issues from retirement planning, to SIPPs, as well as investments and savings.

Always passionate and incisive about the world of personal finance, Bev is happy to provide timely comment as well as background and technical information.

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Investment Sense in the press – 2014

Confused about your pension? What to do with £300,000 (Guardian 24/05/2014)

Confused about your pension? What to do with an £80,000 pot (Guardian 17/05/2014)

Your pension is changing: all you need to know (Save our Savers 16/05/2014)

Confused about your pension? What to do with a £40k pot (Guardian 10/05/2014)

Advisers warn Equitable Life policyholders over mass exit fears (Money Marketing 14/03/2014)

Friends Life fee hike to be ‘tip of the iceberg’ (FT Adviser 11/03/2014)


Phillip Bray: How to cure the ills of the non-advised annuity market (Money Marketing 20/12/2013)

Advisers demand FCA ban on non-advised commission (Money Marketing 12/12/2013)

Scottish Life review after ‘Christmas money’ backfires (Financial Times 20/11/2013)

SIPP Basics (What Investment – November 2013)

‘Unbridled honesty pays’ (FT Adviser 25/09/2013)

Altmann calls for ban on non-advised annuity sales (New Model Adviser 18/09/2013)

Annuity brokers should be banned, says Ros Altmann (Telegraph 17/09/2013)

Phillip Bray: My concerns about non-advised annuities (Money Marketing 13/09/2013)

Government should offer annuities, says Frank Field (Telegraph 09/09/2013)

FCA rules on capital adequacy ‘should factor in cash commission’ (Financial Reporter 03/07/2013)

FCA capital rules should factor in cash commission (Financial Times Adviser 03/07/2013)

Drawdown alternative could be risky (Daily Express 01/05/2013)

“Oblivious” middle earners face eye-watering pension tax bills (Investors Chronicle 30/04/2013)

Withheld Sipp interest could be ‘next mis-selling scandal’ (Financial Times Adviser 26/04/2013)

Hargreaves attacked over commission fees (Financial Times 12/04/2013)

Welcome to TripAdvisor for SIPPs (Financial Times 05/04/2013)

Risk-averse pensioners get 33pc less income (Telegraph 23/03/2013)

IFA secures clarification from FSCS over Sipp deposit cover (New Model Adviser 20/02/2013)

Long-term social care: Options for self-funders (BBC 11/02/2013)

Endowment mortgages: Legacy of a scandal (BBC 04/01/2013)


Cash is king for pensions (Saga Magazine, December 2012)

On the money: Pin down a flipping good deal on pensions (London Evening Standard 27/11/2012)

Protect your SIPP from nightmare investments (Investors Chronicle 20/11/2012)

Pensions plan risks hitting less wealthy (Financial Times 20/11/2012)

Cash rates for SIPPs dwindle further (Financial Times 10/11/2012)

High risk investments: do you dare? (The Times 04/11/2012)

Which SIPP is best for you? (Investors Chronicle 30/10/2012)

£30,000 pension gap leaves women to face bleak old age (Daily Express 22/10/2012)

Inflation peril casts a deep shadow – Annuities headache (Financial Times 20/10/2012)

Incomes rise but Brits save instead of spend (City AM 16/10/2012)

Households see real incomes rise as inflation falls – but consumer spending continues to edge down (Mail Online 15/10/2012)

Incomes at highest level for more than a year (The Times 15/10/2012)

The benefits of holding your pension in cash (Telegraph 05/10/2012)

Hargreaves introduces SIPP rebates (Financial Times 30/09/2012)

Is your hard earned-cash safe in your DIY pension? (The Sunday Times 02/09/2012)

Alphabet soup: decoding SIPPs, ISAs and SVRs (The Times 25/08/2012)

FSA crackdown on ‘alternatives’ (Financial Times 25/08/2012)

Investors lured into risky UCIS schemes (Financial Times 11/08/2012)

Beware of SIPP fraudsters (Investors Chronicle 26/07/2012)

Poor cash deals for SIPP investors (Financial Times 30/06/2012)

FT Money Show podcast (Financial Times 28/06/2012)

De-risking your ISA or SIPP (Investors Chronicle 11/06/2012)

Dangers lurk for investors on the old safe havens (The Independent 27/05/2012)

In the Spotlight (myintroducer.com 04/04/2012)

SIPP Cash Rates too low (Investors Chronicle 29/11/2012)


Annuity rates continue to fall (Portfolio Review November 2011)

Cash and tarry? (Retirement Strategy November 2011)

Could interest rates fall below 0.5%? (MSN Money 21/09/2011)

Testing the true cost of SIPPs (Financial Times 10/09/2011)

Making sense to have calls paid for (Derby Notts Chamber Commerce In Business September 2011)

Investment Sense raises £3,500 for Childline (New Model Adviser 07/07/2011)

Firms rose to challenge to help children (Nottingham Post 24/06/2011)

Firms find fun in fund-raising for City’s Childline Centre (Nottingham Post 3/6/2011)

Raising a glass (Nottingham Post 27/6/2011)

Businesses get together to support vital service (Nottingham Post 22/3/2011)

Bev Stoves of Investment Sense describes her week (Nottingham Post 15/3/2011)

Are you playing the lottery with your savings? (Moneywise February 2011)

SIPPs – the cheaper the better? (Portfolio Review January 2011)

Looking forward to a better retirement (Moneywise February 2011)

Investment Sense joins the Evening Post NSPCC Business Challenge (Nottingham Post 02/02/2011)


Managing cash in your SIPP (Investors Chronicle 25/11/2010)

Investment Sense boosts adviser count to five (New Model Adviser 28/10/2010)

Money market funds beat ISA deposits (Financial Times 15/10/2010)

Online offer highlights poor return on SIPP cash (Financial Times 17/9/2010)