Reviewed for

Insurance and Protection ( 10 )

Pensions ( 27 )

Equity Release ( 3 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 10 )

Investments and Savings ( 13 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 9 )

Inheritance Planning ( 2 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 7 )

Financial Planning ( 6 )

Financial Mentoring ( 1 )

Financial Coaching ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£200k - £500k ( 9 )

£100k - £200k ( 1 )

Up to £50k ( 3 )

£50k - 100k ( 4 )

Client reviews

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Richard was polite, professional, punctual and very thorough. What I most valued aside from his thorough review of my pension provisions was the lack of pressure to go with his recommendations. A genuine all-round nice guy and a pleasure to do business with.

Richard's reply

Thanks for the review Andy. Pressure sales has not been my style of 18 years of giving advice so great to see that being appreciated. Thank you for welcoming me into your wonderful home and just shout if you need help / advice in the future

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I was looking to make more from my pension, and after some research and conversations, I decided to go with Richard. This helped going with a professional as I was a bit unsure of my success if I did it on my own.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

With a pension transfer and a giving me a full breakdown of how my money is invested in a clear and concise manner.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Personally, nothing. Top service.

Richard's reply

Hi Troy, its a pleasure to work alongside you. We will continue to grow this pension along with any future pensions you may own. All to help provide you the retirement you want and deserve

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I had several pensions and didn't know where to start with them all and felt very overwhelmed. I chose Richard due to him being local and because he was willing to visit me at home.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard consolidated all of my pensions into one home and then has worked out a 20 year plan to ensure my pensions last but also provides me with the retirement i have worked hard for

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Richard uses something called cash flow forecasting which we review yearly and gives me peace of mind that I am not spending too much in retirement despite all of my holidays and that my pension will last. I am not overspending.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I feel lucky to have Richard mentoring me through my retirement.

Richard's reply

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We now have a plan in place and you get to have the retirement you deserve.

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Looking for a pension and investing

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Investing into funds

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Almost

What could they have done better?

Nothing advice has been good

Richard's reply

Hi Bob, thank you for your review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon and visiting your home in the summer and enjoying the work you have done to create your dream home

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I had numerous pensions from various employers, none of which I really knew what they were doing or what I should do with them.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard helped me understand each pension I had, and what I should do with it - transfer or leave as it is.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I can now see the transferred pensions in one place and have a more accessible way to see what it happening. I also have the advice knowing what I need to do to ensure I have a good retirement income.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Richard's reply

Thank you for your review Nicky. We have taken the first step and the most important step into making sure you get the retirement you deserve

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I had a pension sum in a trust fund which felt difficult to access.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard moved these funds for me and invested them, providing ongoing expert financial advice which is benefiting our whole family.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The pension invested is working well for us and I have ongoing peace of mind.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Richard's reply

Thank you for your review Rachel. Thank you for making me so welcome when I come visit you and I look forward to seeing you again soon for our next review meeting

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I needed expert advice and Richard came highly recommended.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Great advice as to how invest money across a portfolio of investments. Mentored every step of the way by Richard, the whay and how of all suggestions and recommendations

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have seen my net wealth and investments rise as forecasted over time.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Richard's reply

Thank you Lee for your lovely review. I look forward to seeing you for our annual review meeting later this year to discuss our progress

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Had no pension set up for our limited company.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard gave excellent advice and setup a pension scheme for our company.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

N/A

Richard's reply

Hi Stephen, was great to meet you and congrats on a super successful accountancy business. I am so pleased we were able to set the business up with a pension scheme to ensure you can build a healthy retirement pot for your future

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Richard was my advicer at nationwide and I wanted him to carry on when I retired I was happy with the service

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard has helped me with my savings pensions and tax issues

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes very pleased with the outcome

What could they have done better?

Nothing very satisfied with the service

Richard's reply

Hi Keith, thank you for your review. I love visiting you at home for our review meetings and look forward to seeing you again later this month

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mortgage finished so I needed advice on insurance. pension and savings

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Explained everything in a very patient and polite manner.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes very pleased

What could they have done better?

Everything was explained and dealt with perfectly

Richard's reply

Thank you for your review. Really glad we could help and look forward to our continued work to ensuring you are constantly making the best financial decisions

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

As a self-employed person for my 25 year career I have never had a pension. Now as a company owner and operator I have thought about the future more and looked to Richard for advice on how to secure an income for my future. This was not something I thought possible at 46 years of age.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

He illustrated what I can achieve, within my affordability and set it all up for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have a clear plan for retirement and an income to do so.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Richard's reply

Thank you so much for your review Patrick. The pension is working really well and look forward to our first review meeting later in 2024

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Surrey

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I couldn't understand the difference between an annuity and an income drawdown so found Richard online and asked for the help I required

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard clearly described the difference between annuities and drawdown and helped me transfer my pension to start drawing from my pension via an income drawdown pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and very happy with the advice

What could they have done better?

N/A

Richard's reply

Hi Claire. We have set your pension up to ensure you draw what you want when you want it to give you the retirement you deserve. Thank you for reaching out to me and putting your trust in me

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Very professional

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I am director of a limited company and looking to set up my own pension

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Gave me advice on my pension, transfer past pensions and set up a new pension for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and more!

What could they have done better?

N/A

Richard's reply

Hi Chloe, it was lovely working with you and advising you on all of your pension queries and needs. I look forward to seeing you later this year for our 2024 annual review

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

New mortgage and wanted to put some protection in place for it and having used Richard in the past I knew he would provide me with the right advice

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Protected my mortgage fully but also advised me to protect my income which I have accepted

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes feel protected no matter what my health is in the future

What could they have done better?

Nothing very happy

Richard's reply

Protection is the foundation of any financial planning and hopefully you now have peace of mind that you are protected no matter what the future may bring

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Surrey

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Due to having a a number of small pensions that were not invested correctly

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard has been extremely helpful and provides excellent honest advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Richard's reply

Hi Jo, thank you for your review. We have now got your pensions back on track and know what we need to to between now and retirement to ensure you get the retirement you deserve

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Looking for pension advice and found Richard was local so approached him for help.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard has transferred my pension into a new home that provides me with the flexibility to draw from my pension as and when needed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I am happy with Richards services

Richard's reply

Hi Robert, thank you for your review. The pension advice I have provided and will continue to provide will ensure you remain on track for a fantastic retirement. Thank you for putting your trust in me

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Retirement planning.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard went through my pension option’s with me explaining everything and guided me to be able to make an informed choice about when I retire.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Richard wrote figures down and went through these during our consultation and then provided me with a typed copy a few hours later.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. Excellent service. Relaxed and informative session with time for questions and nothing was too much trouble.

Richard's reply

Thank you for the lovely review Lesley

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Wiltshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We have had an advisor for 25 years, since receiving a substantial redundancy payment and more lately inheritances. We have recently lost our previous adviser, but are very pleased to have found Richard.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

We have received sound financial investment advice through our regular review, and have recently transferred money from our investments into a trust which required tax advice. We have been pleased to have clear and concise explanations of his proposals with timely responses, and clarity about our responsibilities.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is too soon to judge, but we feel confident that appropriate steps have been taken. The tax outcome has been well managed.

What could they have done better?

WE are entirely happy with the service we have freceived.

Richard's reply

Thank you Jill, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me this lovely review

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Had a bit in savings and wanted to invest and make that money work. Richard came highly recommended via a close friend.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard has given me succinct advice at all levels and explained the options clearly . Richard is extremely knowledgable and his advice has already benefited me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Richard went over an above my expectations.

Repeat review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

This review is a follow-up review from a client who left a review previously.

How has Richard Pearce helped you since your last review?

Richard Helped me with equity release. Explained all the pros & cons in a pleasant informative manner.

Repeat review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

This review is a follow-up review from a client who left a review previously.

How has Richard Pearce helped you since your last review?

Richard is the consummate professional and always makes himself available for advice when my situation requires it.

Repeat review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

This review is a follow-up review from a client who left a review previously.

How has Richard Pearce helped you since your last review?

He's been very helpful sorting out my income,investments, tax issues, and pensions .

Repeat review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Surrey

This review is a follow-up review from a client who left a review previously.

How has Richard Pearce helped you since your last review?

Yes - received regular reviews

Repeat review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Berkshire

This review is a follow-up review from a client who left a review previously.

How has Richard Pearce helped you since your last review?

Richard has given and continues to give me assurance and advice in a terminology that I can easily understand.

Repeat review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

This review is a follow-up review from a client who left a review previously.

How has Richard Pearce helped you since your last review?

Richard has stayed in contact with me regularly which shows me that he really cares

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Richard was very helpful sorting my pensions out, explaining everything thoroughly and going above and beyond to support.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Richard was brilliant at explaining my very complicated pension to me and my husband. He had researched all the figures and put a lot of time into preparing for our meeting. He took the time to come to our home and explain everything to us both so I didn't have to try and remember everything to relay to my husband. In addition Richard was professional and very pleasant. I would thoroughly recommend him.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Richard was trustworthy, likeable, and provided additional advice over and above my original requirements. Delighted to recommend him.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I felt I didn't have the right protection in place for my business and needed a 'long overdue' review of my pensions.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard completed a thorough review of my business and provided me with the right protection to ensure I am properly protected in all aspects. Richard also reviewed my pensions and formulated a plan to amalgamate them. Richards professionalism and attention to detail was excellent.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Richard exceeded all my expectations and I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. Everything Richard did for me exceeded my expectations. Fantastic service.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Devon

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Pension Income Forecast

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Identified potential pension income that could be sustained in retirement and amount I'd need to invest to bring that pension income up to what I need.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, they were professional and easy to deal with.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2021

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Very professional and helpful. Richard managed to find details of all my pensions and was able to explain everything to me in a way that I understood.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2021

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Richard is very professional and helpful. He explained everything very clearly and in a way that I understand what pensions I had and how they were doing. Richard also came up with a plan to review my pensions in the future.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I was looking for a local SJP Rep.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard Helped with ISA, Pension and Personal insurance advise.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. I'm very happy with the advise and service recieved.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Needed advice on my pensions leading up to my retirement

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

I wasnt sure what my options were and what income i would receive when retiring. Richard provided me with advice on my existing pensions and clearly set out what income i would receive throughout retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, very happy with the advice

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We were struggling financially and needed advice on how to best support our retirement

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard made us aware that we had an option of equity release. With this we were able to clear our debts, fully retire and have plenty of disposable income to enjoy our retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely! We are extremely happy

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all, very happy

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2021

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Richard

Professional and well informed. Would Highly recommend Richard.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Surrey

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I wanted to transfer my pension

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

He was professional, knowledge and extremely helpful. Richard’s advice was excellent

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes it was much better than I ever hoped for

What could they have done better?

Absolutely nothing brilliant service

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I have reached retirement age and needed a financial adviser to help me with my finances

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richards helped me with my pensions and savings

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes its going in the right direction

What could they have done better?

Nothing happy with service

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Need advice on life insurance

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

He found me the most suitable and cost efficient insurance plus advised me on my pensions and invested some funds for me

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It was more than I was hoping for!

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Needed to review my insurances as they no longer met my requirements or future plans.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Richard was fantastic. He arranged a home visit in the evening outside of my busy working schedule and gave me fantastic advice on what products would best meet my needs for now and the future and ensuring financial stability for my daughter if something were to happen to me. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in his area and was not pushy to close a sale. I felt that my needs were listened too and good products offered to meet my budget.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Berkshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Turning 55 and having someone who I can understand.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Pensions advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet it will be in the furure

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Many Jobs over the passed 10 years and poor performing Pensions.

How has Richard Pearce helped you?

Consolidation of all my pensions into a fund that will perform better until recruitment

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet :)