The new online advice business eVestor has acquired financial planning firm Postcard Planning.
The deal is subject to FCA approval and the consideration was not disclosed.
As part of the deal, Postcard Planning founder and Chartered Financial Planner, Rohan Sivajoti, becomes Advisory Services Director at eVestor. He will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the company’s advice proposition, and will sit on the eVestor board with co-founders Anthony Morrow and Duncan Cameron.
eVestor said that Postcard Planning’s clients will not be automatically moved onto the eVestor platform, although they hope that a combination of a market-leading digital proposition and low-cost solution will be attractive to them, and fit with their objectives.
Morrow said: “How people consume and benefit from advice is going to change fundamentally over the next five years with market-leading technology and modern forms of communication playing an increasingly vital role. To ensure eVestor’s proposition starts as market-leading, and importantly stays that way, it was essential we hired a progressive individual with the necessary combination of vision and energy to lead its development. In Rohan we have found just such a person.”
Sivajoti said: “The future of the UK advice market lies in the ability to combine market-leading technology, modern forms of communication and accessible human input within a competitively priced proposition and this is exactly what Anthony is aiming to do with eVestor.
“Joining the team at this early stage not only means I can influence the development of a new and hugely exciting venture, but also get to work with a highly experienced and successful team of entrepreneurs with a clear and compelling vision for the future and the necessary funding to make it happen. The deal represents a great opportunity for me and the team but also all of the Postcard Planning clients.”