Our mission is to:

  • Demystify the world of finance.
  • Relieve you of stress relating to your financial worries.
  • Help you use money effectively so you can reach your highest aspirations in life.

Wise Monkey Financial Coaching was founded by Simonne Gnessen in 2002 after working as a fee-based independent financial adviser for 10 years.

I stepped away from the traditional industry because I felt there was a need for guidance

and support relating to money that had nothing to do with products.

Simonne acquired additional skills through the fields of coaching, psychology and personal development, to complement her practical financial skills and knowledge.

I wanted to design a completely different type of service to the traditional financial services model - one that focuses on empowering clients in money matters

She helps clients transform their relationship with money and ultimately create financial plans that allow them to live more balanced and fulfilling lives.

Leading Provider

Wise Monkey is now the leading provider of financial coaching services in the UK.

Simonne's Wise Monkey service offers value, regardless of your level of income and fees are £200 for a two-hour session (£240 for couples). It’s a sales-free service. Simonne's approach is both intuitive and non-judgmental, employing a blend of coaching methods that are proven to bring about lasting personal change.

Wise Monkey Financial Coaching Limited is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We will never provide you with specific advice on the purchase of any financial product such as a pension, saving, investment, insurance, credit arrangement or mortgage. Nor will we suggest that you vary, alter, discard or liquidate an existing product, including any debt you hold.

Should you require any recommendations or opinion on your existing or new financial arrangements, we would always suggest that you seek advice from a regulated independent financial adviser. Or, in the case of debt, a regulated debt counsellor.

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Wise Monkey has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including: The Financial Mail On Sunday, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Daily Express, Which? magazine, Psychologies, Red, She, Zest, Glamour, Woman’s Own, Woman & Home, The Scotsman, Brighton Insight, Brighton Rocks and The Argus. Simonne has also been interviewed on BBC News 24, BBC's One Show and several BBC radio stations.