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Insurance and Protection ( 9 )

Mortgages ( 1 )

Pensions ( 54 )

Equity Release ( 2 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 27 )

Investments and Savings ( 55 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 10 )

Inheritance Planning ( 19 )

Long Term Care ( 4 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 6 )

Financial Planning ( 20 )

Financial Mentoring ( 3 )

Financial Coaching ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 19 )

£200k - £500k ( 8 )

£100k - £200k ( 2 )

Up to £50k ( 5 )

£50k - 100k ( 6 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

February, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Planning money received from inheritance.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Over the long term, yes. Over the last 2 to 3 years, no.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Yes. He is always very knowledgeable on key topics. He accepts and explains where matters could have been better. He understands our future needs well.

What could they have done better?

More timely notification of serious problems within the portfolio and the likely long term implications.

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

I needed a professional to advise on the best way to make investments for money and pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes in the medium to long term

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Suffolk

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

I believe that we should leave choices such as pension provision to the experts, and Gordon came highly recommended.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

In determining my level of risk to investments, and offering his advice to a novice, which is much appreciated.

What could they have done better?

Made me more money! but I can't blame Gordon for the stock market.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Gordon

Listened well and gave very good advice with no pressure.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

My portfolio manager changed their client portfolio minimum value threshold, so I was asked to move my portfolio elsewhere.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The service we have had has been so much more than simply portfolio management and has covered all aspects of the family's financial needs.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

I was simply looking for a new portfolio manager, but we started with a full financial health check and Gordon made recommendations as to how our portfolio could have been managed better. We started pensions for our kids.

What could they have done better?

I'm sure some investment decisions/timing could have been done better, as they always can.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Hertfordshire

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

Poor srvice from previous advisor

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He has given me back confidence in the advisor function

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

I needed some help in making sure my affairs were optimised

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My whole financial situation is buttoned down and going in the right direction

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Listening, making and plan and communicating on progress relentlessly

What could they have done better?

control world affairs, like pandemic, inflation :/

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

Was left a large amount of money

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

I am not very confident, but Gordon put me at ease and took time explaining everything clearly to me.

What could they have done better?

At present I am happy with everything so far

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

preparing for my retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

partially , external circumstances have had a major effect

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

planning and advise

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

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

When I started working I wanted to invest, my family already invest with Gordon and his team and were happy with service

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

N/a - long term financial planning/saving

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Investing and saving for future

What could they have done better?

-

Review from verified client

May, 2023

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Based in Kent

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

I wanted a review of my pension arrangements to see what options could be looked at, so as to get the most out of the funds when I retired.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

We took control of one old defined benefit pension and transferred it to a SIIP, and on retirement we also moved my additional voluntary contributions to the same fund. Gordon also advised on the impact of the life time allowances and the tax free allowance.

What could they have done better?

Not sure really, maybe some personalised spreadsheets to illustrate how the suggestions being made would work?

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Gordon

A ver helpful discussion.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Gordon

Our initial meeting with Gordon was very constructive and he gave us a good degree of confidence in being able to help with our financial planning.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Gordon

Ahead of my initial consultation with Gordon I was provided with all the documentation I needed to make the meeting efficient and to ensure that Gordon had the information required to direct the conversation tailored to my needs. After looking to sort out my pensions myself and getting overwhelmed with the amount of information Gordon quickly made it clear his understanding of this space was on point and I had come to the right place. Looking forward to working with Gordon and Fiducia to get my future finances sorted out.

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

Annual financial investment review

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

In depth explanation of market trends and analysis tailored to our financial portfolio. Checking again our risk appetite and future plans.

What could they have done better?

N/A

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in London

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

a certain amount of cash that I wanted to invest.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have as my investments have grown in value over the years.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Advising on the best solutions.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

I needed a proactive advisor as oppose to a take the money and run advisor

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Yes

What could they have done better?

He could have prevented COVID, and maybe stopped Putin invading Ukraine!

Review from verified client

February, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

When my existing portfolio management company raised their client threshold I was "ousted". I had to look for someone to look after the portfolio, ideally local to me. A Google search yielded Fiducia as a good starting point. A short phone call with Gordon convinced me I had found the right place.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I have been very pleased with the service. Gordon and the Fiducia team have managed the portfolio far better than the previous manager did, as it is managed with our best interests and family goals in mind - also minimising tax exposure and maximising the use of CGT allowances. This is what you'd expect from a financial adviser.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

What started as a portfolio management need, turned into a full financial health check and forward planning for family as a whole. I am confident that our pensions and investments are being managed far better than I could ever do myself.

What could they have done better?

Occasionally, small mistakes have been made, but they have been corrected quickly and Fiducia have compensated us if there has been any negative financial impact. Nothing large or concerning!

Review from verified client

February, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

I was looking to switch from my previous financial adviser due to poor service

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am very happy with the service and advice I have received, although the performance of my investments has been severely affected by a dramatic downturn in the financial markets

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon has provided an excellent service, he has excellent knowledge of the products and markets he operates in, and he delivers information in a very friendly and easily understandable manner.

Review from verified client

January, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

Financial Planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Possibly

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He communicated

What could they have done better?

possibly might have communicated a little quicker

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Hertfordshire

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

After many successful years, my long-term pensions advisor retired and sold his business. The aquirer let me down badly by effectively leaving my fund in neglect during 2020-2021 using the pandemic as an excuse. Naturally, I had to change advisors and Gordon was recommended to me by my former long-term advisor. I was concerned that my fund was not being optimized and communications and advice, which had been a natural part of my former relationship, were non-existent and had to be re-established. My aim was to revert to the kind of professional relationship I had enjoyed for many years - and see my fund grow once more (markets permitting).

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The communications from Gordon and his team are exemplary. The regular market reports and investment proposals are comprehensive, skillful, informed and professional.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Personally, Gordon has helped re-establish my confidence in my fund and its management. He has also given me personal advice and shared insights into the financial markets.

What could they have done better?

At this point - nothing.

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?

To review and advise on my pension arrangements

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

No- but this is the result if Brexit, covid and the war in Ukraine

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Sensible and realistic advice and I think probably good handling of my pension fund.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything - and have nothing to compare it to/with.

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

I needed a Financial Advisor, and my research led me to Gordon and Fiducia. My circumstances related to success at work and needing an investment strategy.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Despite the pandemic, war in Ukraine and inflation related issues, I have been well looked after and always informed when I have needed it.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Yes. Gordon is experienced and somebody who I trust with my finances.

What could they have done better?

Not applicable

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

I have had a financial adviser for many years.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I must confess I have not paid much attention to the outcomes as I know that Gordon and company keep me updated. As I near retirement, financial planning gains greater importance.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He has kept me informed, challenged and plotted a course based on the best outcome for me and my family.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. They have always kept me updated and chased me.

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

To consolidate pensions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Planning and advising pensions

What could they have done better?

I don't know

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

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

Recommend by my Company Pensions department

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In light of current world events, yes.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Managing my Pension SIP, and fully understanding my requirements

What could they have done better?

Nothing, very happy with approach and actions, assisting me manage my retirement.

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Suffolk

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

The need for financial advice regarding the management of an inheritance.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Providing thoughtful advice that meets my needs.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

planning for the long term

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Apart from Covid the war and inflation Yes

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

By staying positive

What could they have done better?

very little

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Suffolk

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

I believe in letting the experts do the job that I am not qualified to do.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He has been instrumental in growing my portfolio.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Been a little bit quicker in responding .

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

Thinking of starting a pension and investing a small windfall

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Sensibile advice tailored to my needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

Many years ago Gordon's business advised my business partners and I with personal financial planning.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

For a number of years Gordon has given my wife and I investment advice together with pension advice. His annual reviews and reports have alway been thorough.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I am happy that the growth in our investments has been very good relative to the market.

What could they have done better?

There is nothing that comes to mind.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Lancashire

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

I needed financial advice on investments, pensions and inheritance planning.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He has provided the advice I needed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

He provided the advice and implementation I was seeking.

What could they have done better?

I think what has been done is very satisfactory.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Value

Based in London

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

Retirement and consideration of the options for my DB, AVC and SIPP pensions.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

I did a beauty parade of 3 IFAS and Gordon and Fiducia was my preferred choice with sound advice, reasonable fees and a very likeable personality

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Kent

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

I had a final salary pension scheme and some independent pensions. Gordon and his team helped to decide the correct route and has since been offering annual advice.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon is a friendly and experinced advisor and he is backed by a great team. Some advisors are pushy but Gordon is warm and trustworthy. We got great advise at the start and have been receiving helpful annual advise ever since

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, about 6 years in we are still happy. The market has seen great turbulance in those years but we still feel we made the right choice and are confident for the future

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Suffolk

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

To gain reliable, quality financial advice. An area of expertise which we lack. Initially, the need to maintain a reasonable income from an inheritance and, now, to enable the continuation of a sustainable income and gain advice on how to provide cash gifts to grandchildren now rather than as an inheritance.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon has provided ongoing advice regarding ways to enable an ongoing income that fulfils basic financial needs and maintains the ethical standards desired within the moderate level of risk accepted. Gordon has given a clear explanation of a number of options to provide "rest of life" income and still allow gifts to be given to grandchildren. Gordon has shown an excellent level of skill, and patience, in explaining complex issues.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far, the outcome is as hoped for.

What could they have done better?

He could not have done better as he has always been open to discussion regarding any issues or points of confusion to ensure that our requirements have been addressed before meetings are finished.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Norfolk

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

A colleague who was retiring recomended that I seek financial advice because I had too many pensions in different places. He recomended Gordon.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Transferred one of my pensions into a fund whereby should anything happen to me, the funds will stay in my estate rather than be lost. This will then be available to draw on/invest when I come to retire.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far yes, but I've not retired yet. I don't forsee any problems though.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. Gordon has always responded quickly and been very professional. He makes himself available if required.

Review from verified client

June, 2020

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Based in Essex

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

To consolidate a number of savings and pensions arrangements, to improve investment returns to prepare for retirement, and to ensure that my future pension suited my needs as opposed to an 'off the shelf' package that ultimately suited an employer or pension provider.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Fiducia brought a diverse range of savings, investments and prior pension arrangements under single vehicle that provides a clear and transparent insight into our needs on this front. Annual review meeings have helped to provide a clear insight into investment returns, and where any further action may be needed (e.g. recent advice enabled me to make some considerable tax savings and improve my pension funding).

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I woul also add that I am very appreciative of Gordon's and Fiducia's pro-active but equally measured response in these recent difficult times, and the associated turmoil in the financial markets.

What could they have done better?

I am very happy with our service from Gordon and his team, and have no areas where I think they could have done better.

Review from verified client

June, 2020

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Based in Suffolk

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

Management of finances in general, and for retirement in particular

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

In every way we requested

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes in as much as the financial position in the country will allow

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

June, 2020

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Based in Essex

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

Just to make sure my family have some protection for any un wanted circumstances.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

We had an initial conversation on the phone, then our first meeting was talking about what i wanted and talking about the options and on the second meeting Gordon made sure i have fully understand the policy before i commit to it.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Gordon was not pushy at all and he advised me on what i really needed and he is always available i need any other advise.

Review from verified client

June, 2020

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Based in Suffolk

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

We wanted advice on a trust fund for our children and how to maximise the returns on the savings we were putting into it.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon gave us great advice, regular updates and made everything very easy to understand.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we are seeing excellent growth on our savings.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. we are really happy with his advice and friendly manner.

Review from verified client

June, 2020

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Based in Suffolk

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

Investments for my children

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Advised on correct investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing. Top rated service

Review from verified client

June, 2020

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Based in Suffolk

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

I needed to plan for my future

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gorden analysed my full financial picture and then came up with all the answers that I was looking for. We meet from time to time to review how things are going, and he is fully on top of any changes that might be needed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, absolutely. I am in a much better financial position than when we first met.

What could they have done better?

Nothing negative to say at all. He strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and being relaxed.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2020

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Gordon

Very useful conversation concerning inheritance tax. Gordon answered my questions fully and I was very happy with the explanations given. I did not discuss charges as as ongoing services are at the moment not required.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2019

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Gordon

Asked for advice which was duly received

Review from verified client

July, 2019

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Based in Hertfordshire

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

Review of Pension arrangements

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Complete review of all company and private pension arrangements, straight forward advise as to the way forward.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, return on investments are currently inline with the review outcome

What could they have done better?

Nothing as far as I am concerned

Review from verified client

July, 2019

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Based in Essex

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

The service I was receiving from my previous adviser for very routine, a brief meeting once a year to collect the contribution without any explanation into the funds, projection and risk

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He successfully bought all my investments under one roof, with detailed breakdowns of the risk and future planning. I fully understand everything and the online portal I can log into showing all the investments and value is brilliant.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so. Gordon asks many questions of overall net worth (property owned and my wifes pensions) that I have a clear picture of what is going on.

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything?

Review from verified client

June, 2019

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Based in Herefordshire

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

Review of my previous private and company pensions, 12 months prior to retirement.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Full independent review of current and proposed pension options with clear advise.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I am aware.

Review from verified client

November, 2018

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Based in Essex

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

Retirement planning

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Provided a full assesment of current pension and future requirements

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Early days

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind

Review from verified client

November, 2018

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Based in London

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

Looking to get a pensions review to consider funding an early retirement

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He reviewed my pensions funds, and suggested a few changes

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far so good

What could they have done better?

Can't immediately think of anything.

Review from verified client

October, 2018

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Based in Essex

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

Some monies I wished to invest fro the long term.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He provided a very balanced and pragmatic approach to offering various solutions and was able to demonstrate my needs against a timeline which was very helpful. l particularly liked the fact that I was able to engage with him and the advisors with no sales pressure on when and at what level I invest which was refreshing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, albeit one is always aware of the vagaries of the stock market fluctuations - that said, he has explained everything and we constantly review the appropriate strategy.

What could they have done better?

In my view nothing since he continues ot provide support as and when I need it. It is a relationship over a long time and thus it is reassuring to know he is available when I need his advice, input or updates,

Review from verified client

October, 2018

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Based in London

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

Investigating taking a CETV from a DB pension scheme and other pension alternatives.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon understood my overall objectives, investigated the options and explained and documented everything in a clear way.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I did a "beauty parade" of 3 different financial advisers, providing them all with the same financial information and brief, and out of the 3 I chose Gordon and Fiducia. I am pleased with the choice of IFA I made, with the subsequent recommendations I received and with the implementation of the recommendations I chose.

What could they have done better?

Nothing specific I would change.

Review from verified client

October, 2018

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Based in Essex

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

My husband passed away and i needed advice on investing my money.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon was a great help at a difficult time.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am not very clued up on the financial market, but am happy with how things have gone so far.

What could they have done better?

I can honestly say that i am happy with how everything has been handled for me.

Review from verified client

October, 2018

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Based in London

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

Savings.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

offered clear advice and a plan on how to invest my savings and secure a growth of the invested assets.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the assets have grown steadily over the last few years.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything

Review from verified client

October, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

I needed someone to manage finances.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Invested to give me an income.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Better than I expedted.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. Always available when I have queries with a good team within the office

Review from verified client

October, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

I was in a position of retirement and needed advice as myself and money do not mix also I had lots of paperwork but really could not fathom it all out. I went to the. Internet to find a financial advisor with good credentials and a reputation to match and Local. Fiducia came out on top with Gordon steering me in right direction.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

I was introduced to Gordon on my second visit and from then it all fell into place. He explained to both my wife and myself the ins and outs, perils and pitfalls of pensions giving us plenty of time and space to ask questions and think things through. He also treated us as adults with the need for professional help and guidance.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I think so yes, I have limited knowledge of the financial world that said I do feel safer now after meeting Gordon Kearney.

What could they have done better?

This is the hard part in this world we use not give to many gold stars as nobody is perfect. Since the start of my financial relations with Gordon I have done some dealing on release of money’s.(or misdealings in my case) Some of the paper work that came to me was a little baffling and at times I could not talk to him as he was busy which at the time I was a bit miffed but in retrospect all went well.

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October, 2018

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

to advise on my long term pension needs.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

took the time to meet with me, help me understand my natural approach to investments and my long term ambitions and to then select a fund which matched this.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

very much so, actually significantly better than initially hoped for.

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October, 2018

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Based in Essex

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

I was looking for a professional firm to manage my investment portfolio.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon did an excellent job of listening to my objectives and matching a suitable investment strategy based on my list of criteria.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

everything is currently going as planned.

What could they have done better?

to be fair I cannot really think of anything as all my requirements were met.

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May, 2017

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Based in Essex

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

I met Gordon in 2014 when I was looking for financial advice for my parents. At this time my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer and my parents wanted to set a financial plan in place. Seeking financial advice was an alien process for my parents as they have never done this before. Gordon was not only very help and informative with his advice, he explored all of my parents financial credentials and set a plan that was beneficial to them. Gordon showed complete empathy and professionalism with my parents emotional situation and has gained the trust of my mum with her financial profile. I am now seeking advice from Gordon with my overseas pension which he has been very helpful with.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

As explained above, Gordon is diligent when communicating with me. When dealing with my overseas pension, he pointed me in the right direction to contact my provider and offered advice on how to maximise my earnings.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Gordon has offered his continued advice with my overseas pension which has made me very happy as it's something I'm not overly confident in dealing with by myself, I know it is in safe hands with Gordon.

What could they have done better?

To date Neither I or my mum have any issues and are very happy with Gordon's advice. As a financial adviser he is very informative and takes time to explain products, processes when investing and is timely with his communication. As a person he is empathetic, polite and trustworthy. My parents were uneasy investing a substantial amount of money, after a lot of persuading they agreed to meet with Gordon. After their meeting they were both confident in investing with Gordon and quickly built a relationship of trust. I am very grateful that Gordon set aside the anxious feelings my dad had about leaving my mum without a plan in place. I'm sure if you asked my mum what she thought of him she'd say he's a lovely young man!

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May, 2017

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Based in London

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

Retirement/redundancy.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Advising me on my options re pension planning.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very clearly outlined by Gordon to myself, I needed clarity due to no previous experience in these matters.

What could they have done better?

Gordon was a friendly guy, very helpful and easy to talk to. I felt confident that he knew what he was doing. Also, most importantly he was not pushy in any way at all, this would have put me off.

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April, 2017

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Based in London

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

General wealth management.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

two part Gordon transferred previously held assets into a new portfolio model and also amalgamated a series of pensions into a new SIPP.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes.

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April, 2017

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Based in Essex

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

The opportunity arose at work to take a redundancy package and retire early but I needed to understand whether this was a viable option.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon prepared a comprehensive investment and retirement plan which consolidated our assets, laid out our options and gave us the confidence we were looking for. I received excellent support from Gordon throughout the redundancy / retirement process, with clear responses to all of my questions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I've been retired for a year and very happy with the advice received.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - I felt Gordon was fully engaged and supported by a friendly and professional team.

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April, 2017

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Based in Kent

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

I was coming close to retirement and needed to understand what my pension options were.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

I received a review of my assets and since then Gordon has helped with all my subsequent questions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes the advice has been good.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - he is friendly and approachable and supported by a great team

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March, 2017

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Based in Essex

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

Unhappy with performance of previous IFA to manage investments and pensions.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He understood our financial situation, and restructured our pension and investment strategy to be more efficient. He also resolved issues with historic pensions that were becoming a problem.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We have been clients for approximately one year and feel much happier with the management of our finances than with our previous IFA. We are now seeing improved returns for our investments.

What could they have done better?

We have no reasons to doubt that our Financial adviser has not performed well for us.

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March, 2017

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Based in Essex

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

Retiring and having a pension pot.

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

He discussed our needs with both myself and my wife and was very clear in the advise he gave.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

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March, 2015

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How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

From the outset I gave Gordon a task to find out what I actually had in the way of savings re-Pension pots. I had all sorts of statements from various investments that I had made during my employment of 44 years. To further add to my little knowledge I was under threat of being made redundant but not knowing when. After collating all the info, he presented me with a break down of what I actually had. Within a week I had to telephone him to tell him that I would be out of work by Christmas 2014. This gave Gordon little time to come up with a course of action. Gordon presented me with a complete forecast of what I could cash in and when, in the event of being unable to find employment. The presentation was a full breakdown of what the Strategy was going to be from when I received my last pay cheque. He couldn't have been more up front, so professional from day one and put my mind at rest as if I was the only client he had. I'm so glad that I can and have recommended Gordon to my fellow collogues.

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January, 2015

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Based in Essex

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon have been very helpful and professional. He ensured that I have understand all the options before I make any decision. I have no hesitation to recommend Gordon to anyone.

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything else, as Gordon is very knowledgeable and professional.

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November, 2014

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Based in Essex

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Since I worked for nearly 40 years in the financial sector I require only "stock picking " advice and my comments are therefore mainly restricted to this subject although on the odd occasion I have requested specific advice on a non related subject he has pointed me in the right direction without fail .As far as my main requirement is concerned I can say that my needs have been fully met bearing in mind the uncertaitnties of the stock markets .

What could they have done better?

Nothing that springs to mind

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October, 2014

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Based in Suffolk

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon provided a very professional service, listened well and made suggestions based on his vast experience in the industry. The value for money was very good as he ensured we were getting the best deal.

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October, 2014

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Based in London

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

I could not recommend Gordon Kearney enough. He made sense out what I felt was a difficult problem. He arranged my pension transfer which I also took a lump sum out of. Then invested the remainder of it. He also set up 6 trust funds for nephews and nieces. Quality service and will use his expertise again. Noel Griffiths

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all.

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September, 2014

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Clear, precise, informative.

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September, 2013

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Based in Suffolk

How has Gordon Kearney helped you?

Gordon was excellent from start to finish. Providing a clear route to providing us with structured advice and well thought out plan of action and policies. Highly knowledgable and very professional to deal with.

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March, 2013