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Pensions ( 99 )

Equity Release ( 5 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 55 )

Auto Enrolment ( 1 )

Investments and Savings ( 47 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 36 )

Inheritance Planning ( 14 )

Long Term Care ( 3 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 29 )

Financial Planning ( 28 )

Financial Mentoring ( 7 )

Financial Coaching ( 6 )

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£500k+ ( 12 )

£200k - £500k ( 22 )

£100k - £200k ( 6 )

Up to £50k ( 1 )

£50k - 100k ( 5 )

Client reviews

This adviser has some reviews that were left while they were employed at a different firm to the one they are at now.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Darren comes across as a very knowledgeable guy, not at all trying to push you in a sales type of environment. He took time to listen to what I wanted and then provide a really well considered proposal. I work in the financial industry and trusted what I was told and recommend after my own due diligence. When looking at large Pension investments this was a berth of fresh air and would highly recommend Darren's services.

Darren's reply

Thank you for kind words Simon. I look forward to working with you in the future. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

February, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Yorkshire

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

I had money in many pots that needed bringing together and investing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Keeps my investments going in the right direction

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Stephen. Best Regards Darren

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

great advice. I have made a actions with my pension funds based on Darrens infotmation and so dar all is well. Thanks fro tour time and knowledge.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

His knowledge was very good. Very nice approachable guy very pleasant Thank you

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Like many, I found myself in a situation with lots of small pots of money, I wanted to consolidate, but What ? How? What would it cost? and was it worth it? Enter Darren who took the time to go go through my finances with me in a way that made me feel confident, then came up with a plan and options that helped me see the wood for the trees.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, but obviously Covid and Lock Down with the accompanying financial turn down there has seen an unexpected impact. Some things are just beyond anyone's control.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Always been at the end of the phone to help guide me when reaching all those little milestones that lead towards retirement. Sometimes to offer help and guidance, sometimes just to help me understand the jargon and implications.

What could they have done better?

Perhaps slightly quicker to advise on changes to portfolio may have made a marginal impact.

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time to review the services we offer and for your feeback and comments. Best Regards Darren

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Darren spent time to listen to our current situation and provide very pragmatic advice

Darren's reply

Thank you for your feedback, I look forward to working with you in the future. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

I’ve been with Darren 20+ years so originally I was young and didn’t know a lot about plans for the future and some how Darren name came up and been there ever since

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

As I’ve got older you realise your money can go up AND down so not really set an outcome

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren is always available for advice. If he doesn’t answer the phone straight away I know he will call if and when available which is a good thing to know

What could they have done better?

Can’t really answer that cause not sure where things could have improved

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time review our services and your kind feedback.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Planning for retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we have a clear plan for retirement

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Set out a plan and gave us clear and concise advise

Darren's reply

Thank you very much for taking the time review our services and your kind feedback. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Yorkshire

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

Getting ready to plan for retirement and consolidate fused pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Good advice. Covered a range of options. Fully explained everything in an easy to understand way

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time review our services and your kind feedback. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Consolidate frozen pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Consolidated frozen pensions and advice on how to boost pension into retirement

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time review our services and your kind feedback. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

We decided that the time had come to think about what our financial position could be at the time of our retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Our investment has only been running for a short period of time but so far our investment looks good.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

He has given us confidence that we will be in a good financial position at the point we would like to retire.

What could they have done better?

Darren was personable from the very first conversation I had with him on the telephone. He suggested different options available to us and left us to decide which we thought would be the best for us to take. He didn't rush us with any decisions that had to be made and was patient. It would be difficult to find something that he could have done better!!

Darren's reply

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our services and for your kind feedback. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in East Riding

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

Needed clarity and forward planning for my pension portfolio

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and far exceeded my expectations

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren has given me sound advice for over 15 years and is always available when I need questions answering and excellent advice he gives

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I’m extremely happy with all of Darren’s sound advice!

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time review our services and your kind feedback.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Yorkshire

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

My early retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Helped with a missing pension.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in East Riding

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

Generally they are trained and therefore have greater knowledge.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes far greater.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Advising where I might have not been sure.

What could they have done better?

Not sure.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

The market is complex and it is much better to deal with someone who is upto date with information

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Helped us achieve an early retiremet

Review from verified client

August, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in North Yorkshire

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

Full financial advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, so far.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Savings and investments. Pensions and retirement. Advice and guidance.

What could they have done better?

Nothing springs to mind.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

The need for pension advice and support.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Achieved everything I wanted and needed.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. Everything has been excellent.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Service

Advice

Value

Based in North Yorkshire

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

Retirement planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Through his friendly approach and knowledge he gave me the reassurance from his honesty and commitment… I could retire.

What could they have done better?

A bottle of red wine.

Darren's reply

Thank you for your kind words and your recommendations. That deserves 2 bottles of wine !-)

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Good service and Information and no pressure ?

Review from verified client

July, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in East Riding

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

Professional advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Professional friendly advice

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Needed advice in a specialised field.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Up to now yes,still ongoing.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Done his best to steer us in the right direction.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really.

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Needed to change

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Good advice

What could they have done better?

None

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Yorkshire

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

To transfer a pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Yes he has made everything easy for me and since the transfer been a great help

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Professional going above and beyond with important advice.

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Sold some property and wanted to invest some of the money, as the bank’s interest rates were pretty poor at the time.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and no, the stocks and shares ISA’s have been pretty volatile over the last couple of years due to the global economy, but have started improving now. In it for the long term, should have some good gains.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren initially offered financial advice on investing. Has since advised on pensions, setting up a directors pension for myself and my wife. Also transferred some underperforming work pensions for myself/wife.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, satisfied with the outcome/advice received.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Excellent time keeping very informative and helpful

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

A need for a suitable pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes,and still growing

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Invested pension money for a balanced growth

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Yorkshire

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

Needed information on my pension. How to access it whilst still having it invested.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren gave me options & explained how pension drawdown worked.

What could they have done better?

Darren gave me all the information I needed, made the transfer simple.

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

To transfer a old pension into a new one.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Yes most definitely and explained everything I needed to know clearly.

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Cheshire

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

I was approaching retirement and needed advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

He has supported and guided me through what could have been a traumatic transition

What could they have done better?

I don’t think they could have improved on the services they have provided

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Given me plenty of advice planning my retirement

Review from verified client

June, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in North Yorkshire

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

To handle my finances and advise on all the above issues

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Over the years Darren as help us well . Over the years we have told people about how professional he is and the outcome of our experience with him? What is all good and that why friends ,family and colleagues are now clients of him

What could they have done better?

Just keep the good advise coming for many more years,

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Very Informative

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Gary. I look forward to working with you in the future. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

LACK OF GROWTH ON PRIVATE PENSIONS

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

YES GREAT GROWTH COMPARED WITH ORIGINAL PENSIONS

How has Darren Parker helped you?

GREAT ADVICE

What could they have done better?

NOTHING

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Change from previous adviser

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Yes

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in North Yorkshire

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

I was looking for assistance in transferring my pension into a pension fund that was better suited to my pension withdrawal requirements.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Yes

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Pension advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Setting up private pension.

What could they have done better?

Don't know.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in North Yorkshire

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

My husband and I are self employed and want to look at a future where we can retire earlier and hopefully our son run the family business

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Darren has been excellent advising us to do a savings pot as well as a pension forecast plan.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren has been exceptional, he looked at our pensions from our previous employers to see if it was best to amalgamate them together or to leave them as they are at present with annual reviews. Not only have we done pensions with Darren we have also done savings for the future. Darren has looked at how the forecast predicted for the future and how much we could comfortably live on. We have a online portal than we can regularly look at to watch our investments.

What could they have done better?

Nothing Darren is the best in his field and would highly recommend him to anyone, he listens to what you want and advises you what’s best to do to achieve the outcome you want. So don’t delay make an appointment with Darren you won’t regret it. Thanks Darren for all you help and advice.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Consolidate 3 pensions together. I have further added more pensions to my pot.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes more than it's growing lovely

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Advised and then done what I asked.

What could they have done better?

Nothing it was a great service. Will use again and will tell friends and family. In fact already recommended a few to date.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Wasn't happy with work pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Transferred pension to a better one

What could they have done better?

Don't know

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Myself and my partner were reaching the age of 55, which mean't we could access our pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Definitely we have.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

From the onset, Darren has helped us by providing the information we required for our situation and what we needed for now and the future.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, happy with all the advise provided.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Needing financial advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Advised me with pension and savings

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Transfer of pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

By giving solid advice based on my circumstances and outcomes

What could they have done better?

Nothing really very happy with his services

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

consolidating pensions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes, so far

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Gave good advice without pressure

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

March, 2023

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Private pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

darren is freindly and honest

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

I NEEDED TO CHANGE FINANCIAL ADVISER AND DARREN PARKER COME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FROM A FRIEND

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

HOPE TO IN THE FUTURE EARLY DAYS

How has Darren Parker helped you?

VERY FRIENDLY ADVICE

What could they have done better?

THE ADVICE HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

ive always thought its easier to get advice, when im not 100% sure on pension information in letters ect.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet but i have every confidence in Darren, my husband deals with our pensions and said this was the best one for me.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

My dad and Darren have given me advice about changing to True Potential portfolio

What could they have done better?

nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in North Yorkshire

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

Needed to take my pension away from my ex employer , weren't giving me a good deal

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Sorted out my finances .. eg : monthly pension etc.

What could they have done better?

I don't think he could of done anything better .

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

I just moved to UK.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

too soon to see now.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

he gave very good advise where to start with and what suitable for my current situation and my plan.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

I was in my early 20’s and wanted a private pension and 35 years later here we are

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Never really had a prediction as the financial market goes up and down so as long as my money was in the black was I suppose that was the goal

How has Darren Parker helped you?

If I’ve needed advice at any time he’s been a phone call away and our annual meetings take hours as he explains how the financial markets have changed and what we should do and when would be a good time to do it

What could they have done better?

Couldn’t say there was anything to improve on a personal note

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Received inheritance and merge pentions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Godd advice

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Retirement planning.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

With present and future financial planning.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Darren's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Best Regards Darren

Review from verified client

December, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in South Yorkshire

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

I wanted to make more from my company pension plan than was available with them. I was also concerned by the way the company was progressing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome I have seen so far is more than I had expected and helped me to achieve all of my goals.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren has helped me tremendously through the process and his advice is imperative to the success achieved so far. He is always available to contact if I have any queries.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, everything so far is above my expectations.

Darren's reply

Thank you for your kind words and feedback. I'll look forward to our catch up with you in the new year. Best regards Darren

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Very efficient, prompt reply’s, clearly explained

Review from verified client

September, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Approaching my retirement I had old pension schemes in different places.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren located my old pensions and sorted them out for me.

What could they have done better?

Nothing , first class service throughout

Review from verified client

September, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

To secure retirement funds

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Advice planning for future retirement. Transferring one pension into another.

Review from verified client

September, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in West Yorkshire

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

Taking out of a pension fund from a provider so needed to get advice on where to place the find

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes just about

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Provided information in a timely manner to help me make decisions and given me advice

What could they have done better?

Notjing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Darren advised me when I made enquiries about how to review my pension. Simply put he was brilliant, listened to my needs, advised in an easy to understand way. I'm very happy with his suggestions and would not hesitate to recommend him

Darren's reply

Thank you very much for your feedback, it's much appreciated.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Darren

Darren was friendly, helpful and informative. He gave us the advice and guidance we need in order to plan our retirement and choose how we want to invest our pensions.

Darren's reply

Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to working with you and Bud in the future.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in North Humberside

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

i felt i needed a professional to save me been scammed out of my funds

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes very happy with what Darren's advice as done for me

How has Darren Parker helped you?

sorted out numerous pension plans and pointed me in a better direction

What could they have done better?

happy with the service and always has quality coffee

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July, 2022

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

Sort out my pensions and to make sure that I could retire at 60 and be financially ok

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Yes

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July, 2022

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

Retiring early

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Advising me on the best ways to invest my money

What could they have done better?

Looked at taking a greater risk earlier.

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July, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

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

Bring all my pensions together

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

O yes definitely

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Heis brilliant always on the other end of the phone if needed

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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July, 2022

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

We both reached age 55 and needed to have the right advice about retirement planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. We both retired at age 57 and haven’t looked back!

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren secured a great financial deal for my Barclays final salary pension. It was a game changer

What could they have done better?

We have no regrets about taking Darren’s advice and would recommend him to anyone at any age

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July, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

I took early retirement and needed advice as to whether I could or not

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren as managed my retirement funds

What could they have done better?

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July, 2022

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Based in North Yorkshire

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

Retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Sound financial advice

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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July, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

Acting as a power of attorney for step mother in a permanent care home. After sale of her property needed advice on investing the proceeds to continue to fund the care fees.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet as it is early days, but on our personal investments we have seen results.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren has always given advice when needed both in our personal investments and my stepmother's.

What could they have done better?

Very satisfied with the discussions and advice given. Darren is always available.

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June, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

Pension advice

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Where to take money from to make up shortfall of salary

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

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June, 2022

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Based in South Yorkshire

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

Ready to retire

How has Darren Parker helped you?

He advised me how to go about getting my pension from my company

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I was able to retire early

What could they have done better?

Nothing he was always available

Review from verified client

April, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

Have had financial advice for many years with another adviser, when he retired from his role he recommended Darren.

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren has been very helpful with my investments and financial planning. He knows want I need to do and gets everything sorted as quick and easy as possible.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, have had no problems so far.

What could they have done better?

Have had no reason to question anything Darren has advised or helped with,all good.

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April, 2022

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Based in Yorkshire

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

Advice on my pension

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Advice on where to put my pension and how to use it .

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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March, 2022

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Based in West Lothian

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

Transfer of a pension

How has Darren Parker helped you?

Darren offered advice and sought options for me to consider. He was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. He explained things really well and took the time to get to know my personal financial situation.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I was able to consider all the options available to me.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I was very happy with everything.

Review from verified client

March, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

I turned 55 and needed advice on my pensions

How has Darren Parker helped you?

From another advisor I was only looking at 37k but with Darren's help that has now jumped to 212k so his advice has been outstanding

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Darren has made my life and financial circumstances become a whole lot better.. More than I could have dreamed about

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

March, 2022

This review was gathered whilst the adviser was at a different firm.

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