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Insurance and Protection ( 12 )

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Pensions ( 47 )

Equity Release ( 3 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 13 )

Auto Enrolment ( 2 )

Investments and Savings ( 60 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 4 )

Inheritance Planning ( 3 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 1 )

Financial Planning ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

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£200k - £500k ( 7 )

£100k - £200k ( 14 )

£50k - 100k ( 7 )

Up to £50k ( 11 )

Client reviews

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2024

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Paul was brilliant and I would recommend him to someone else. He listened to our needs and I appreciated the research he had done prior to our call. He was clear and extremely helpful.

Paul's reply

Dear Gabrielle, Thank you for leaving a review it is very much appreciated. I look forward to helping you again as and when the need arises. All the very best, Paul

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May, 2024

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Paul responded promptly to my enquiry. He was helpful and honest.

Paul's reply

Hi Dawn, Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review, it is really appreciated. If you need any further guidance please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2024

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Very honest and genuine. Paul was clearly knowledgeable in the field of pensions and helpful in helping me to understand what I needed to know.

Paul's reply

Dear Alex, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, please feel free to get in touch again if you would like my help. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2024

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He contacted me promptly, and is now waiting for me to be able to proceed.

Paul's reply

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is very much appreciated. Hopefully you will get back in touch if you would like my help. Kind regards, Paul

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May, 2024

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I felt that Paul was extremely honest regarding the advice I needed and he talked frankly and explained everything. Sadly our conversation was cut short as I had a meeting. I would consider contacting him again. Many thanks for your time Paul. Kind regards Patricia

Paul's reply

Dear Patricia, Lovely to speak to you and I hopefully put your mind at ease. Please feel free to get in touch if you need anything further. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2024

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Very very helpful and understanding

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Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2024

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I found Paul very knowledgable about the subject I needed advice on. He was friendly and approachable and very easy to talk to. If I choose to go with Paul as my financial adviser, I’m confident that he would have my best interests at the forefront of his advice.

Paul's reply

Hi John, It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope our face to face meeting proved worthwhile and gave you plenty to think about. I wish you the best of enjoyment in your retirement. All the best, Paul Davis

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2024

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Answered all my queries and questions in a friendly and professional manner. Would definitely recommend. Paul made me feel more confident in my financial decisions and offered sound advice.

Paul's reply

Dear Jacob, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review. Glad to be of help to you, all the very best of luck in your future ambitions. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2024

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Paul was easy to contact, approachable and provided excellent advice around inheritance issues

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Dear Steve, Glad to be of assistance, feel free to get in touch again should you need any further help or advice. All the very best, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2024

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Paul took the time to listen and give me some sound advice. He was incredibly generous with his knowledge and time even though it was just an initial chat and I would definitely recommend Paul for all your financial queries.

Paul's reply

Dear Anika, So glad I could be of help to you and give you a clearer understanding of your employers pension scheme. If you need any further advice please don't hesitate to get back in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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January, 2024

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I didn't speak to Mr Davis myself, I referred him to someone who had a longer history with the deceased and I have been informed that Mr Davis was very helpful.

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Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. Kind regards, Paul

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January, 2024

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I recently dealt with Paul Davis as I needed advice on probate and inheritance tax laws. I cannot stress how helpful and knowledgeable Paul was. I’ve spoken to several professionals in the last few weeks regarding probate but Paul was by far the most experienced and clear cut with his explanations and advice. He was extremely friendly and I felt very comfortable asking him as many questions as I needed to, to fully understand the process and laws around probate and inheritance tax. I would highly recommend Paul…..thank you again for all your help!

Paul's reply

Dear Natasha, Thank you so much for you kind words, it really is nice to know I was able to give you the clarity you were after. I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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Paul was a very friendly and knowledgeable adviser. He gave clear information and answered my questions comprehensively. Highly recommended!

Paul's reply

Dear Karen, Thanks for leaving the review, glad I could provide you with the information you needed. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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Extremely helpful. I am happy to recommend him to others.

Paul's reply

Dear John, Thank you for leaving a review, glad I could help. Feel free to get in touch if you need any further advice. All the best, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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Very helpful and friendly and knowledgable and happy to go through things with me. Looking forward to working with Paul on our finances in the future.

Paul's reply

Hi Matthew, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. I look forward to working with you. All the very best, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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Not been in contact.

Paul's reply

Dear Mr Merritt, I sent you an email at 9.57am the same day you made contact with me, which I also did for the several other people who contacted me that day. My email thanked you for making contact and asked you to let me know when would it be ok for me to call you. Unfortunately, I had no response from you, so I took it that you had sought advice elsewhere, as the other people I contacted that day did respond to my email. I subsequently sent you a text today stating the above and you responded and stated that you never received my email and you had sought advice elsewhere. I'm therefore glad you have managed to get the help you are after and I wish you well for the future. But I can assure you that contact was made and I have informed VouchedFor of this, as your rating of me doesn't reflect the service I provide to everyone who contacts me via this site. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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Very knowledgable, gave great advice thanks Paul.

Paul's reply

Dear Errol, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I'm glad I was able to help you and clarify your situation. If I can be of any further help to you in the future please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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I found Paul to be very helpful with my queries. He explained things carefully, ensuring I understood the process. He asked me questions to understand my requirements.

Paul's reply

Dear Julie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I'm glad I was able to help you. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

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Paul Davis provided excellent advice on inheritance tax planning. I was confused by the research I was doing myself for planning my elderly fathers estate. Paul was able to tell me exactly what I needed to do, what to prioritize and further professional legal advice that I should seek out. I highly recommend Paul.

Paul's reply

Thank you for the lovely review it is really appreciated. I’m glad I was able to clarify the situation for you. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything from me. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

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He contacted me straightaway and provided honest and constructive advice

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Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, it is very much appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

I was looking for an adviser to help me through the mine field of how to ensure my various pension pots enabled me to retire but also allowed me to live to a reasonable standard.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

I communicated with a few people to try and find someone that I was comfortable with. I am still working so having someone call me when it was agreed and speak in "normal language" and not "pension lingo" was critical. Paul was brilliant, he arrived on time and was very patient in explaining all the pension jargon and what it would mean to me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Paul revisited me, with a very comprehensive report, based on our first meeting. He went through the report and answered all questions I had. The recommendations he proposed, made sense to me so my initial outcome has certainly been achieved. I now understand and have confidence that my upcoming retirement will not be as daunting as first thought. So thou early days the outcome is looking very positive.

What could they have done better?

I cannot really think of anything, as all my questions and worries, at this point have been addressed.

Paul's reply

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. I look forward to helping you now and in the future. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

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Really good. He understood what I needed as I'm not financially literate. Lol. Gave me a push in the right direction.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need anything further. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

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Paul was a very good listener and after explaining my situation he knew the answer straight away. I was able to ask him more questions and he kindly explained to me one by one. I might even take advantages of one of his service.

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October, 2023

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Extremely helpful during our phone call and I've made an appointment to see him for a face to face appointment ....which will be free and which will take an hour (possibly longer depending on what is discussed but no charge is made for excess time)

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

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Paul Davis is a very friendly and highly professional financial adviser. He gave me very good advice. He is very knowledgable and i would definitely use him again if i need to.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. I was glad to be of help to you and I welcome the opportunity to help you again in the future. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2023

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Prompt professional service ?

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. Kindest regards, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2023

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extremely helpful

Paul's reply

Dear Michael, Thanks for taking the time to leave the review it is really appreciated. At least your Dad will have a concise overview of the Inheritance Tax rules. If you need any further help please don't hesitate to get in touch. All the very best, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Paul was very friendly and helpful. So pleased with his advice and feedback regarding my pensions. Would highly recommend

Paul's reply

Hi Diane, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. Feel free to get in touch again should you need any help. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Paul was a great help. Although he couldn't help me (as I in fact needed an Accountant) but he took time walking me through some additional things to consider and answered some of my questions.

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Dear Scott, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch. All the best, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Very relaxed, no sales pressure. A good honest chat.

Paul's reply

Dear Keith, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, thank you. If you need any further assistance please feel free to give me a call, you have my contact details. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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I was very surprised to get this quality of advice during a free consultation (as suggested via Money Saving Expert). There was no hard sell or attempt to engage me in further consultations - in fact, after speaking with Paul, we understood that my situation was best met via other specialist advice and he was happy for me to do so. Unusual experience in this day and age! un

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Dear Christine, Glad to be of assistance and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Paul was very helpful and knowledgeable, and said I could contact him again if I needed any further help.

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Dear Anna, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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Very helpful.

Paul's reply

Dear Mr Bays, Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to leave a review. Should you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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Paul is very knowledgeable

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it's very much appreciated. I look forward to helping you. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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Paul was great. He called me at the time I requested and answered all my questions.

Paul's reply

Dear Anish, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, hopefully you have sufficient information to be able to guide your parents in the right direction. If you have any further queries please don't hesitate to get in touch. All the best, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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The telephone consultation was easy to arrange and Paul rang me exactly when he said he would. He was able to answer the two queries I had about inheritance tax clearly and I felt confident in his expertise. He was friendly and down to earth. Happy with the service he provided.

Paul's reply

Dear Carol, Glad I was able to give you the good news about Inheritance Tax and that you were in a better position than you first thought. Best wishes for the future and if you need any further help please don't hesitate to get in touch. Paul

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June, 2023

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Paul gave very good advice. Pleasant and friendly.

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Dear Leh, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

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Highly recommend this very informative advisor who gave me a free spot on impartial advice. He will be used again. Thanks, Paul.

Paul's reply

Dear Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review, it is really appreciated. I'm glad I was able to help and point you in the right direction. If I can be of any further assistance in the future please don't hesitate to get in touch. All the very best, Paul

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May, 2023

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Honest feedback about my current financial position and gave advice on things to independently research to ensure the right saving and pension choices are made.

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Thank you for leaving a review, it is very much appreciated. I look forward to helping you in the future. All the very best, Paul

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May, 2023

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Came across as highly professional and experienced

Paul's reply

Thank you so much Peter for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. I look forward to helping you and your wife. Best wishes, Paul

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April, 2023

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Paul was very helpful and raised some very important areas for me to further look into.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. I'm glad I was able to assist with your enquiry. Please feel free to get in touch should you need any further help. All the very best, Paul

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April, 2023

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Paul was friendly and very helpful. He answered my question quickly and succinctly. He also gave me valuable advice beyond my question which was gratefully received. Everything was explained in layman’s terms and with reasons. He offered his services for a health finance check with no pressure. Thanks Paul!

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Thank you so much for your kind words and your time to leave a review. Best wishes, Paul

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April, 2023

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Paul was helpful balanced and carefully considered my particular circumstances. Would recommend.

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Dear Mark, Thank you for leaving a review it is very much appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

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March, 2023

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Fantastic. Thoughtful, clear and incredibly helpful.

Paul's reply

Dear Nayra, I thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave a review. I wish you all the very best for your future and I hope the plans become a reality to enable you to achieve your goals. Best wishes, Paul

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March, 2023

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Met Paul today to discuss my potential early retirement plans. Really pleased to have met such a helpful independant advisor. I would recommend an initial meeting with Paul to anyone who wants solid independant financial help.

Paul's reply

Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to meet with you. I wish you the best of luck with your planned early retirement. Feel free to get in touch if you want any further help or guidance. All the best, Paul

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March, 2023

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Friendly, knowledgeable & not pushy...exactly what I wanted.

Paul's reply

Hi Terry, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. If you need any further guidance please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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March, 2023

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Paul was very helpful and i would recommend him to anyone needing financial advise.

Paul's reply

Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. If you need any help in the future please don't hesitate to give me a call. All the very best, Paul

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January, 2023

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Paul was really helpful and added extra things to consider which I hadn't yet thought about, I didn't feel rushed and he was prompt at arranging a call. Thank you!

Paul's reply

Hi Jade, Many thanks for taking the time to leave the review, it is really appreciated. I'm glad our phone call was beneficial to you, if you need any help in the future don't hesitate to call me. Kindest regards, Paul

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December, 2022

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Paul was kind enough to contact me promptly after receiving my enquiry. Paul was able to provide me with reliable and comprehensive information that has helped me a lot. I would not hesitate to contact Paul in the future.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review it’s really appreciated. Kind regards, Paul

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November, 2022

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Professional, understanding, polite.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I hope you can resolve the points I raised and feel free to get back in touch if you need any further assistance. Kindest regards, Paul

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October, 2022

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Paul was extremely knowledgeable and able to explain both the overall concept and the in depth detail I needed. He was very personable, easy to talk with and I felt that I could trust his professional advice.

Paul's reply

Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for your kind words, it's very much appreciated. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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October, 2022

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I needed some advice about savings and Paul was really knowledgable and helpful.

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Hi Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. If you need any further help please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in London

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

I was looking for some advice for when to start saving for my retirement.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul spent over an hour talking thoroughly through all my options and gave me some incredible advice. I was amazed not to be charged for this consultation

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I know have a great plan

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Paul's reply

Dear Phil, Thank you so much for your kind words, it is really appreciated. All the very best, Paul

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September, 2022

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After careful consideration and needing to speak to each of my three sons, I need more time to consider the advantages and disadvantages of my next move. I will of course get back to you once this has been decided. Thank you in the meantime Valerie Halpin

Paul's reply

Dear Valerie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. I hope to hear from you once you have spoken with your children. Best wishes, Paul

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September, 2022

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I could not have made a decision without his advice

Paul's reply

Dear Shirley, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it's very much appreciated. I'm happy that I was able to clarify the points you raised and please feel free to contact me again should you need any further assistance. Best wishes, Paul

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September, 2022

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Based in West Sussex

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

Work life had become intolerable and I was looking for a solution.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul genuinely cares about what he does and making a difference. I was in a dire situation. Paul took the time to understand my circumstances then gave me very clear, straightforward and practical advice which I was able to implement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Paul's advice and guidance have proved to be life changing: in the space of a year from when I first contacted him I have been able to retire and relocate to be closer to family as well as establish financial security for the long term. Paul is knowledgeable, approachable and a complete professional. I can recommend him without hesitation.

What could they have done better?

I can't see how Paul could have improved on anything he has done.

Paul's reply

Dear Joy, what can I say - it’s a privilege to help anyone but it’s even more rewarding when I’ve been able to influence a life changing event that enables you to improve your health and quality of life. Life, sometimes can be too short, so when the opportunities present themselves to make the most of what we have; it’s a brave thing to grab them and trust your instincts. Which is what you have done. I look forward to working with you and I’d like to say thank you for your kind words - it’s really appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

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July, 2022

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Helpful, fair, unbiased advice in a pleasant and polite way. Highly recommend.

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Thank you for your kind words, they are really appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

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March, 2022

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Paul answered my question in a way i understood. He was no pushy at al and infact gave my another contact for something he couldnt help with. So please I've made contact with him. Will definitely use in the future.

Paul's reply

Hi Joanne, Many thanks for your kind review, I'm glad I was able to point you in the right direction. Best wishes, Paul

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February, 2022

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I am sure that I ticked the closest box to mortgage and loans but he does not provide this service. You and he should make sure that enquirers are correctly screened to get them to the right advisor.

Paul's reply

Hi Stuart, if there is any issue with the VouchedFor site I will get this investigated. There is a separate search process on VouchedFor to find mortgage brokers rather than Independent Financial Advisers. I hope you find the right person to assist you with your enquiry. Kindest regards, Paul

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January, 2022

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Our telephone conversation, was friendly and informative. Paul was easy to get long with and answered all our questions clearly.

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Thank you for writing a review, it is really appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

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January, 2022

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It was very good to speak with Paul Davis. He replied promptly to my e-mail request and arranged for a meeting on phone. It was very enlightening to talk to him. He was very clear and willing to help.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. Kind regards, Paul

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January, 2022

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Paul contacted me and we spoke by phone. He was very clear on my situation. He asked me for more details to put on the form: cashcalc. The good thing is that he did put a lot of thinking to help me.

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Thank you for leaving a review. Kind regards, Paul

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December, 2021

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During a recent phone call to discuss inheritance tax clarification Paul provided us with a great deal of clear advice. Our conversation, which was almost an hour long, was unhurried without any pressure.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure talking to you and I'm glad I was able to give you the clarification you were after. If I can be of any further assistance to you please don't hesitate to get in touch again. Best wishes, Paul

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November, 2021

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Paul was most helpful and in a short time was able to clearly help unpack and best explain the best pension option based on my current quotes to date. I was most impressed. There was no pressure throughout with very clear explanations that took the mystery out of financial advice and future planning.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it's really appreciated and I look forward to working with you. Kind regards, Paul

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November, 2021

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Paul was incredibly prompt in his response to my reaching out, and in equal measure helpful in all of the guidance he gave me! Honest and valuable advice, would absolutely recommend Paul and his services.

Paul's reply

Hi Clare, Thank you so much for the review, it is really appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

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October, 2021

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Paul approached our discussion about our financial needs in a very friendly, clear and supportive way.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I look forward to helping you. Best wishes, Paul

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October, 2021

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Paul was helpful and gave me some good advice and guidance

Paul's reply

Thank you for leaving a review, it is really appreciated. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any further help to you. Best wishes, Paul

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September, 2021

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Based in Kent

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

Inheritance Planning for my parents and myself

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul gave me clear and non jargon advice that I can easily understand and he took the time to reply to my emails in a swift manner

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

TBC - it will take a few months but hoping to get there

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it’s very much appreciated.

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September, 2021

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Very helpful, informative and easy to speak to. Even though it was agreed there was nothing Paul could help me with at present he kindly gave me contacts to follow up my enquiry.

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Hi Stuart, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it was a pleasure to speak with you and put you in touch with the right people. I hope to hear from you in the future. Kindest regards, Paul

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August, 2021

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Paul was great. He took time to fully explain options in as simple terms as possible. I did not feel rushed. He offered guidance on how to arrange some things myself online without outside help. And he referred me to another firm which specialised in an area I needed help in. So overall, he gave his time up for free and offered me valuable advice even though there was no potential benefit to his company. Plus his manner was patient and friendly. Strongly recommended.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for your kind words, glad I was able to point you in the right direction. All the very best, Paul

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August, 2021

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Was really helpful explained everything really clearly was very happy with everything

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Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, it is really appreciated. I look forward to helping you.

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July, 2021

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I found Paul to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Fantastic support, thank you so much. Rated 5

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for leaving a review, I'm so glad I was able to clarify the queries you in relation to Inheritance Tax. Best wishes, Paul

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June, 2021

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Easy to talk with and gave very direct advise Thanks again

Paul's reply

Thank you Tara for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. Kindest regards, Paul

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May, 2021

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Helpful.. very.

Paul's reply

Hi there, I am a little bit miffed by your review as we have only made contact via email and you stated that you had already spoken to another IFA and would 'see how it goes'. I have heard nothing from you since that email. Kind regards, Paul

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May, 2021

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Paul was pleasant and not at all pushy, he gave me lot's of advice re my options to access my pension pot. So I was very happy up to that point. It was only when it worked out that I will need certain forms to be filled out by a financial advisor I understood what the fee would be and that was close to £3k . The problem is because Paul does live a fair way from me I wouldn't be able to find out face to face how that fee would be justified and what I would gain from Paul's advice. I spoke to a close friend and he put me in touch with his financial advisor who is coming to see me this Thursday (24/05) so all my options and what fees I will have to pay can all be laid out in front of me. I understand that no one works for nothing and i'm happy with that , I just need to know how I will benefit. I would still recommend Paul , if you live close to him , and judging by his positive reviews you should be in good hands.

Paul's reply

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. It would have been better with a face-to-face meeting but unfortunately due to COVID we (as a firm) are still not meeting clients this way until at least 21st June, to protect us and our clients as much as possible. However, technology does still allow us to have online meetings but this was not an option you wanted to take, which I totally understand and dealing with someone more local to you will be easier for you going forward. Hopefully, the person you are going to meet is an Independent Financial Adviser and also has the FCA permissions to advise on 'safeguarded benefits' such as Guaranteed Annuity Rates because the advice you need must be offered by someone who has this. In any event, I wish you the very best for the future but feel free to contact me again if you need any help. Best wishes, Paul

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May, 2021

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I found Paul to be friendly, honest, and down to earth, which is precisely what I needed as I was unsure whether I actually needed a financial adviser or not.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it's really appreciated, if you need any further help please don't hesitate to get in touch. All the very best for the future, Paul

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May, 2021

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Paul called exactly when he said he would, He was friendly, listened carefully, responded with compassion and provided some excellent practical advice which I have been able to follow. I would recommend Paul without hesitation.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure giving you some help and guidance and I look forward to hearing from you again. Best wishes, Paul

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May, 2021

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Helpful and knowledgeable with the queries I had

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. Kindest regards, Paul

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April, 2021

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Good and clear and to the point, very quick response too

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. I look forward to working with you. Kindest regards, Paul

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March, 2021

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Based in Norfolk

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

Needed to review poorly performing pension pots located in a variety of places

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul reviewed my investments some years ago, and advised me to pool them into one pot and look at drawdown as opposed to annuity. This has enabled me to retire at 55 on a relatively limited pension pot, which is something I never expected to be able to achieve. In addition he has been very upfront with me when it comes to advising me on subjects he doesn't specialise in, and recommending advice elsewhere ( In the case of equity release) that has completed my retirement portfolio in a very satisfactory way.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely. Despite the awful financial year we have just been through I am looking forward a to happy retirement with enough funds to enjoy some good times.

What could they have done better?

I really can not of think of anything.

Paul's reply

Dear Ian, Thank you so much for your kind words, it is really appreciated. I'm so glad that you and Becky have been able to enjoy your retirement to the full, whilst you still have your health and many years ahead of you to make lifelong memories. Best wishes, Paul

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March, 2021

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Paul is fantastic. He took time to talk things through with me. I didn't feel like he wanted to get off the phone. He didn't push me to a service and fully explained all my options.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much Melissa for your very kind words they are very much appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

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February, 2021

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Likes to keep it simple and clear and we’re looking forward to our meeting when all the relevant paperwork has been gone through

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, I look forward to working with you. Kindest regards, Paul

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February, 2021

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It appears that I don't need more advice after my initial contact, because of what we discussed and my current personal circumstances. But if I do ever need financial advice, I will go to him straight away.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for your kind words it is really appreciated. Best wishes, Paul

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January, 2021

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Very good service. Received a email response within 24 hours and a telephone call at the time I suggested. The advice was very informative and clear for me to move forward with my grant of probate.

Paul's reply

Dear Althea, Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad I was able to help you. If you need my help or advice on any other matters please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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January, 2021

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excellent service learnt a lot about retiring,and the options I have.

Paul's reply

Dear Jeanne, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated, hopefully I can be of help to you again at some point in the future. Best wishes, Paul

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January, 2021

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He couldn’t help me i needed a solicitor

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December, 2020

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Helpful and clear communication.

Paul's reply

Thanks James, glad I was able to point you in the right direction, thanks for leaving a review it is really appreciated. All the best, Paul

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November, 2020

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Good advice with no pressure.

Paul's reply

Dear Neil, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is very much appreciated. If you need any help in the future please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kindest regards, Paul

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October, 2020

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Very experienced and knowledgeable. He was also open and transparent. He did not use jargon and articulated topics well.

Paul's reply

Dear Asim, thank you so much for taking the time to complete the review. It was a pleasure speaking to you and I hope I might be of help to you in the future. Kindest regards, Paul

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October, 2020

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Great advice

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated, if I can be of any further help to you please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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July, 2020

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Paul was very amiable and knowledgeable. I needed a general financial review and had a few general questions. Paul Was able to give me answers to my questions and additional useful advice that I will be following up on and will probably be back in touch with him in a couple of months time.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, glad I could be of help and I hope to hear from you again in the future. All the very best, Paul

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July, 2020

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Friendly and efficient

Paul's reply

Hi Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review it is very much appreciated. If I can be of any further help to you please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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July, 2020

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None

Paul's reply

Dear Mr Styles, I did send you an email on the 8th July asking when it would be convenient to call you on the number you provided. I have not received any response from you, if you would like me to make contact with you please let me know when it would be ok to call you. Kindest regards, Paul

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June, 2020

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The appointment to chat on the phone was very quick and easy to make. Paul was friendly, knowledgeable and very clear and helpful in his advice. An excellent service, thanks so much!

Paul's reply

Dear Kathryn, thank you so much for your kind words, glad to have been of some help to you. Feel free to get in touch again if you need any further help or guidance. Best wishes, Paul

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June, 2020

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Thank you very much. He was extremely helpful.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, glad to be of assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch should you need any further help. Best wishes, Paul

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June, 2020

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Very good clear advice from Paul.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a reply, it is really appreciated. Kindest regards, Paul

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June, 2020

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Very helpful and took onboard my needs of reaching out to a Financial Adviser. He took time to listen and give feedback on what my possible options were. I am currently digesting the advice/feedback he gave and Paul has kindly offered to assist me with the subject matter we discussed in a future call. I am grateful for Paul's time and patience. A very switched on individual and talked to me in terminology that I understood - didn't blind me with science, which was the result I had wished for.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it was a pleasure speaking with you and I'm grateful for your comments. Best wishes, Paul

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April, 2020

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Paul gave clear and helpful advice and support with prompt responses in a time critical situation

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I look forward to speaking with you again soon. Best wishes, Paul

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April, 2020

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He had the answers I needed , I would use him again for any Financial issues.

Paul's reply

Dear Kumud, Thank you so much for leaving a review it is very much appreciated, please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any further help to you. Kindest regards, Paul

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April, 2020

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So easy to talk to and straight forward advice

Paul's reply

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is very much appreciated. If I can be of any further assistance to you please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kindest regards, Paul

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April, 2020

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This man will never be a politician. He answered my questions, clearly and with out any BS. I would recommend this man with out hesitation,

Paul's reply

Dear Steve, Thanks for leaving a review it is really appreciated, if you need any further help please don't hesitate to get back in touch. Kindest regards, Paul

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April, 2020

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Paul quickly and simply discussed my issue and gave good advice on how to proceed.

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. Should you need any help in the future please get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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April, 2020

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Clear, impartial information

Paul's reply

Dear Mandy, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, if I can be of any help to you in the future please don't hesitate to get in touch. Best wishes, Paul

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April, 2020

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Paul listened carefully and was incredibly quick to answer all questions and suggest possible solutions. A very impressive and knowledgeable adviser Thank you

Paul's reply

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. If I can be of any further help please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kindest regards. Paul

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January, 2020

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I contacted VouchedFor for a free initial consultation, and Paul contacted me quickly, in response. His manner was very friendly and professional - I felt very at ease talking to him. If I require further advice in the future, I would definitely consider contacting Paul.

Paul's reply

Dear Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it's really appreciated. Glad I was able to give you the reassurance and advice you needed. Best wishes, Paul

Review from verified client

January, 2020

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Based in Essex

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

Planning for inheritance tax at time of writing will.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Free consultation to outline allowances and enable appropriate bequests in will without attracting inheritance tax.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Developed a better understanding of inheritance tax and enabled planning and sent advice leaflets. Brilliant.

What could they have done better?

Absolutely nothing.

Paul's reply

Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated and I'm glad I was able to give you the information you needed to assist your mother. Kindest regards, Paul

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January, 2020

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A lovely guy! Extremely helpul, kind and understanding.

Paul's reply

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for the review and taking the time out of your busy day. Best wishes. Paul

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January, 2020

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I have only spoken to Paul briefly. I am unable to complete this questionnaire meaningfully until I have had his advice.

Paul's reply

Hi Kate, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. Hopefully the help I can give you will meet your expectations. Best wishes, Paul

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November, 2019

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A very useful meeting - he shone a light on areas I know little about and straightened out some muddled thinking on my part. I would unhesitatingly contact him should I wish to progress matters or need further advice.

Paul's reply

Dear Mr Candice, Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure meeting you and I'm glad I was able to point you in the right direction and clarify a few concerns you had in relation to Long Term Care Annuities and Inheritance Tax. If I can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kindest regards, Paul

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November, 2019

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Mr Davis did not get back to me

Paul's reply

Dear Rosalinde, I can only apologise for not returning your call, the paper with your contact details on was placed between two files and with the weekend in between I completely forgot to return your call. I will do my best to make contact with you today, once again apologies for simple human error, no excuses. Best wishes, Paul Further to our phone conversation today I hope the information I have given you was helpful, please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance. Best wishes, Paul

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October, 2019

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very helpful and informative.

Paul's reply

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, hopefully I can be of help to you in the New Year? Best wishes, Paul

Review from verified client

October, 2019

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Based in Essex

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

I was looking to move my company pension into my own private pension pot

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul advised the best way to do this, but at the same time advised of the pros and cons of such a movement of pension funds

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I now have my own pension pot and I can track it’s value via an online tool.

What could they have done better?

Nothing could have been better

Paul's reply

Thanks Darren for the review it is really appreciated, I look forward to working with you as time goes on. All the very best, Paul

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October, 2019

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Based in Essex

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

I recently took redundancy and need to review my pensions

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul looked into my pensions and ensured that I was given the right information in order for me to make an informed decision.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

As far as I'm concerned, Paul couldn't have done anymore to better my experience.

Paul's reply

Dear Andy, thank you so much for taking the time out to leave a review and it is a pleasure to be able to help you. I will be in touch again soon, all the very best, Paul.

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September, 2019

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Paul visited me at home and was very pleasant and helpful and answered all my questions and signposted me to further sources of financial help specific to my situation

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September, 2019

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Paul was helpful and clear in outlining what he can offer me and answered my questions satisfactorily.

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August, 2019

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Paul contacted to arrange an appointment within 2hrs of my initial contact and was happy to arrange an appointment at a time and place convenient to us. We met today for an initial meeting and, true to his profile, Paul provided advice in a clear and concise manner which was easy for us to understand - even with our limited financial knowledge. We are extremely impressed with the service we received and will be meeting Paul again shortly for a further meeting.

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June, 2019

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Helpful, polite, knowledgable, informative. If I need further advice, will be happy to engage his services again.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated.

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May, 2019

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Paul arrived promptly on the day of our appointment. My wife and I wanted to discuss pension options on retirement. He went through our options very clearly and was able to answer any questions in a way that was easy to understand. We will be recommending to friends and family. Thanks for your help Paul.

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April, 2019

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helpful and knowledgeable advice

Paul's reply

Thank you Malcolm for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated.

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April, 2019

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Prompt response, especially as Paul was on annual leave at the time, good helpful advice provided.

Paul's reply

Thank you Paul for your comments it’s really appreciated.

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April, 2019

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Excellent. Gave me options I hadnt even considered. Great advice.

Paul's reply

Hi David, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I look forward to seeing you soon. Kindest regards, Paul

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March, 2019

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Pointed me in the right direction and understood my situation

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March, 2019

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Our introduction meeting went very well and was left with confidence that our future would be in safe hands.

Paul's reply

Dear Roger, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a reply, it is really appreciated and I hope to hear from you again in the next few weeks. Kindest regards. Paul

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March, 2019

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I had no contact from him.

Paul's reply

Unfortunately, due to my workload and having to deal with personal issues at home I was unable to make contact with Edward within a reasonable time-frame. I did email him offering my services but I fully understand the reasons for this review.

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January, 2019

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n/a

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. All the best, Paul

Review from verified client

January, 2019

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Based in Essex

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

Wanted to save for a pension.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Gave me helpful advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

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January, 2019

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Based in London

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

A change from my current advisor who was not very helpful

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Gave a variety of clear investment options.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

Review from verified client

January, 2019

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Based in Essex

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

Dissatisfied with other investment companies.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Rearrange finances.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Reasonably yes. Need it has affected markets.

What could they have done better?

Not as far as I know.

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January, 2019

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Based in Essex

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

Coming up to retirement

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul is very knowledgeable and professional. He gave me clear and concise advice with a friendly approach which enabled me to make necessary decisions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is early days from a market point of view with regards to the investments I have made.

Paul's reply

Thank you Denise, I really appreciate you taking the time to complete the review. Best wishes, Paul

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September, 2018

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Paul was really friendly and helpful. His professional guidance was certainly appreciated. I would certainly recommend him.

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September, 2018

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Just had the first initial meeting with Paul and everything was very positive and explained in a clear and friendly manner. Paul has given me a folder with his Business Terms and Rates so I need just a few days to study that and then make my decision to sign up or take all the money and run away to Hawaii ha ha!

Paul's reply

Dear Kevin, many thanks for taking the time to leave a review it is very much appreciated. I you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kindest regards, Paul

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September, 2018

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managed to get someone reputable for a cheaper price

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September, 2018

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Very honest, trustworthy and up front

Paul's reply

Hi Paul, many thanks for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated.

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June, 2018

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Very good upfront and honest

Paul's reply

Thank you David, really appreciate you leaving a review, you can retire knowing you are going to be fine.

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June, 2018

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Excellent

Paul's reply

Thank you Gillian, really appreciated and glad to have been of assistance to you.

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June, 2018

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Paul was very clear and explained everything clearly. I will be moving forward with his advice and using his services.

Paul's reply

Thank you Karen for taking the time to leave a review, I look forward to helping you. Best wishes, Paul

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December, 2017

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Paul was very professional and helpful but could not help me with my pension. He gave good advice and I would recommend him to Family and friends.

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November, 2017

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Very positive and professional.

Paul's reply

Hi Ian, really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. I hope I can be of help to you and your wife. If you need me to clarify any other points please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kindest regards, Paul

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September, 2017

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Very proffessioal. Very clear explanations. Seeing him again in a few weeks

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it’s really appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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August, 2017

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I highly recommend Paul. He gave me clear and highly useful advice that I will take on board going forward. I would have no hesitation seeking help from Paul again in the future. Thank you!

Paul's reply

Thank you Kevin for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. I wish you the best of luck saving for your first home. Kindest regards, Paul

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February, 2017

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A useful introductory meeting and gave me a number of things to think about. Clear advice on the services and charges I could expect.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. Best wishes, Paul.

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February, 2017

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Based in Essex

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

pension review.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Paul understood all that we wanted from our pension, his advise is clear and in a language that we could could understand. He is very efficient, prompt and very knowledgeable plus a very nice guy.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Paul spent time explaining and arranging every detail for us to move our pension to a new pension scheme. The documents he gave us are detailed and clear. the process for signing was well explained. As a result of Paul's hard work we have changed provider of our pensions and we are very happy with the whole process.

What could they have done better?

Paul ticked all the boxes for us and we would have no problem in recommending him to anyone.

Paul's reply

Dear Terry & Rachel, thank you for taking the time leave a review it is really appreciated. It was a pleasure to be able to help you both and I look forward to being of help to you now and the future. Best wishes, Paul.

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February, 2017

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This review is based on the free 1 hour initial consultation. He clearly identified services he offers. Drawback for me as that the overview is handled by a separate firm of pensions transfer specialists then Paul's firm does the ongoing advice. I want whole thing in one so I will not be following up.

Paul's reply

Hi Karen, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for me. I fully understand your reasons for taking this specific advice elsewhere, however, if you need any further help or advice in any other areas please feel free to get in touch

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November, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

My husband realised that our savings needed to be properly invested.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

He came to visit us and gathered all the information necessary to invest our savings in the best way by setting out several plans for my husband and myself to think about and decide on .When we had thought them through he then set the wheels in motion for the route we decided was best for our investments.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We have been clients of Paul since 1998 unfortunately my husband passed away earlier this year so I am now relying on Paul to help with re investing any monies available from his estate . My husband was always the one who checked on the progress of any investments made but when he died I found Pauls name and phone number to be contacted asap to help me with sorting out our savings and to help me with what turned out to be much needed advice and help for which I am very grateful.

What could they have done better?

I must be honest and say I really cannot think of a thing he has done incorrectly he was indeed a life line during a time when I felt I needed someone to turn for advice at an extremely difficult time.

Paul's reply

Dear Irene, I'm very grateful for your kind words. I'm glad to be of help to you financially and with technology and the odd email

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2016

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Very Friendly likeable guy, knowledgable, cannot comment on any specifics yet as they have not been discussed, but so far so good Many Thanks

Paul's reply

Thank you Kevin for taking the time to leave me a review - I look forward to working with you in the New Year. Kindest regards, Paul.

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October, 2016

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Paul couldn't deal with my particular problem but he was very helpful and put me in touch with someone who could.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave me this review it is really appreciated. Kind regards Paul.

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August, 2016

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Paul was a very much a reflection of his profile reviews. Very relaxed manner and did not try to push products onto us. We discussed my situation and Paul offered some viable solutions.

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August, 2016

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Needed advice about pensions. Paul was able to give me clear information and advice, he also made several recommendations which I will pursue.

Paul's reply

Dear Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. I look forward to helping you now and in the future. Best wishes. Paul

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June, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

Transferring to a new scheme and releasing cash.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Gave me the advice, support and sense of security I needed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The outcomes were what were agreed and expected.

What could they have done better?

Considering my initial low level of understanding on the issues I have no criticism.

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April, 2016

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He made an appointment and arrived on time. He talked a lot but mostly on relevant issues but not always with clarity. He arranged a second appointment and again arrived on time.

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March, 2016

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Paul was friendly, personable and seemed very straight forward. He was clear about the way he works, what he does and how he charges.

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February, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

Pension planning.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Reviewed my requirements and risk profile and recommended an investment solution.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too early to tell : will wait to see the performance of the investment.

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February, 2016

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Based in London

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

I needed to look into insurances and a pension review after being made redundant.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

He was very knowledgeable and clearly explained everything. He is always very prompt at answering emails and following things through.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes.

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February, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

Looked to consolidate two work pensions into one account that I could then drawdown and continue to invest for capital to take into account current and possible future change of circumstances.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Advised on new pension provider and investment funds, with ongoing advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes easy transfer of existing funds able to access small drawdown. Happy that I now have Paul to approach as and when I require further advice.

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February, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

Required expert advice.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Providing advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2016

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Paul was very amiable and easy to talk to, turning up on time and obviously from his knowledge the information I received, was very enlightening and excellent even though it wasn't what I expected.

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February, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

Wanted to pay our mortgage up and also just general financial advice.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

In many ways, he helped solve all our problems.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, definately.

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February, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

No financial advisor.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

Pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

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February, 2016

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Based in Essex

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

I was in need of Paul's advice as I wanted to take early retirement,.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

He looked into my pensions regarding the values ,pay outs and long term benefits, He also invested a lump sum of money for the long term benefits.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes in both the pensions and investment have had a good return.

What could they have done better?

Personally Paul explains everything in detail and answers every question in full and nothing is to much trouble, and replays to emails very quickly so I am very pleased with his service.

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February, 2016

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

Paul was appointed by my employer to explain the auto enrolment procedure.

How has Paul Davis helped you?

As well as taking my colleagues and me through the auto enrolment procedure he also looked into my pension arrangement, attitude to risk and also referred me to his associates for advice on an existing deferred pension scheme from a previous employer.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is too early to say yet, but I have a better understanding of my options and how things work.

What could they have done better?

At this early stage, Paul has done all that has been asked of him.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2016

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Paul was friendly and professional and gave generously of time and advice at initial free of charge consultation.

Paul's reply

Thank you Kevin for taking the time to leave a review. Hopefully I can be of help to you. Kind regards. Paul

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February, 2016

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Very professional and very informative first meeting.

Paul's reply

Thank you for leaving a reply it is really appreciated. I hope I can be of help to you. Kind regards. Paul

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January, 2016

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A very nice person to deal with. He gave us lots of information about matters we were confused on and gave us others to contact who can help us with matters he did not specialise in himself.

Paul's reply

Thank you for your kind words, it is really appreciated.

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January, 2016