Bellingham financial adviser launches new firm

A longtime Bellingham financial adviser is making some changes to his firm.

Scott Hume is launching Salish Wealth Management on Monday, Feb. 1, at 3101 Newmarket St., Suite 101. It’s in the same space as RBC Wealth Management, which Hume managed.

The change means Hume will be an independent adviser but will continue to have ties to RBC working in its independent division. Hume said the best way to describe the change is that as of Feb. 1 he will be working with RBC instead of for RBC. For current clients, he said the only significant change they will notice is the business name.

“Salish Wealth Management will be able to guide and assist our clients with a broader scope of their entire financial well-being and goals,” Hume said. “We’ll also now have the freedom to assist them with financial matters that may not be directly related to their financial portfolio.”

Hume has been a financial adviser in Bellingham since 1997.

Salish Wealth Management offers a variety of financial services, including retirement and estate planning, life insurance and investment management. It will have an open house at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. For further details, call 360-756-3504 or visit SalishWM.com.

Dave Gallagher: 360-715-2269, @BhamHeraldBiz