So the first question is what's a financial planner? Secondly, how do I pick a good one?
A fiscal planner/adviser is a person who you choose to help lead you through the multitude of options out there from the investing world. Most will maintain a certificate like CFP (Certified Financial Planner) in the regulating body or institution. You can get the best independent financial advice options via Online IFA.
Some financial planners are going to have a certificate from a particular company or bank. Every financial planner is going to have a field of experience or training in particular investments. How do I pick a fantastic financial planner?
Ask family, friends, and co-workers who they use for financial planning. If you know someone who has a high net worth definitely ask them who they use. This is the quickest way to start a list of potential financial planners.
Then start to screen your list by answering the following questions. Does the financial planner hold a certification? Who does the financial planner work for? How long have they been managing money?
Are they an individual or are there several partners? What are my short-term financial goals? What are my long-term financial goals?
Does the financial planner work for a bank or a mutual fund/insurance company? There will be good financial planners that work at banks and mutual fund /insurance companies but they will push you to buy the products that the company/bank represents.