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Insurance and Protection ( 1 )

Pensions ( 12 )

Equity Release ( 1 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 5 )

Investments and Savings ( 16 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 5 )

Inheritance Planning ( 7 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 2 )

Financial Planning ( 6 )

Financial Mentoring ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 7 )

£200k - £500k ( 2 )

£100k - £200k ( 2 )

£50k - 100k ( 1 )

Up to £50k ( 1 )

Client reviews

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2024

Overall

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Extremely professional and knowledgeable adviser. He has great communication skills and a very approachable manner.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

Overall

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Really like Ryan. Seldom do you meet a finance professional who makes things make real sense. Gives really valuable information and explains it brilliantly from top down. Extremely engaging and professional. Would highly recommend. Has certainly provided us with invaluable information on how to efficiently run our business and personal affairs.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Tyne and Wear

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

I needed assistance with my retirement plans

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Help me structure my retirement plans

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

Overall

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He provider free advice over the telephone . Easy to understand. Very friendly and professional

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2023

Overall

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Requested some advice on pensions and retirement

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2023

Overall

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Excellent advice really talked us through our options.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

Overall

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Helpful, technically able a\d a nice bloke

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Northumberland

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

Early retirement as market for consultancy dropped due to natural dip in business. Originally planned for early retirement at 50 but extended it to 60.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Has consistently advised on progress of investments and pensions and altered plans as necessary and to our requirements.

What could they have done better?

Nothing as the advice and work undertaken has always met our needs/

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Dumfriesshire

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

We were looking to merge pensions from previous employers in to one and then to pay in to a pension.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Ryan recommended the best pension plan for us and then arranged for the other pensions to be transferred.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Northumberland

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

Pensions help

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Got my contribution payments sorted in a timely manner

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Northumberland

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

I was left a sum of money and the business was already a customer of Armstrong Watson

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

taking care of my investments

What could they have done better?

nothing

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Northumberland

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

Retirement of previous IFA.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Organise pension drawdown; advise re alternatives; IHT advice; Advice re family Trusts

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2022

Overall

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Recently my financial circumstances have changed so i needed some advice, Ryan was very knowledgable his advice was delivered In an easy to understand manor.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2022

Overall

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Ryan helped me to clarify my needs regarding my finances

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in Northumberland

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

Financial makeover in the run up to retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Careful analysis, clear explanation for recommendations and implementing the agreed plan.

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Tyne and Wear

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

Thinking of retiring soon

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Listened carefully, and understood my needs

What could they have done better?

No

Repeat review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Northumberland

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

How has Ryan Anderson helped you since your last review?

Advice re keeping below the inheritance tax threshold and also helping with grandchildren's school fees in an financially efficient way

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Northumberland

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

I wanted advice on how best to invest in some inheritance money I received.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

He has listened to my situation and what I wanted from any investment and created a plan of how best to invest. He understood my situation and was able to provide me with a investment plan that I feel extremely comfortable with. I am investing at a comfortable level of risk. I am investing with people who are based in the North East.

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Northumberland

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 Ryan Anderson helped you?

Guided and advised on IHT planning and investments.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

May, 2022

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Based in Northumberland

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

We had money to invest after redundancy and inheritance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, although the markets have been uncertain recently

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Ryan has good knowledge of the financial aspects that concern us and we feel that we’re in safe hands

What could they have done better?

N/A

Review from verified client

May, 2022

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Based in Tyne and Wear

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

review of workplace pensions as well as SIPP

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Ongoing mamanegemtn and development of financial planning for SIPP and additional savings and investment options

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2022

Overall

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Ryan provided me with helpful, no obligation initial advice to talk through my financial options. Excellent service!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2021

Overall

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Ryan explained everything clearly and concisely. Ryan was also very knowledge in helping me to better understand my financial position.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2021

Overall

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Very helpful and professional

Review from verified client

September, 2021

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Based in Northumberland

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

My wife and I have used the services of Armstrong and Watson for many years and this meeting was to discuss the current state of our Investment Account.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

He provided a detailed and comprehensible account of our Investment plan and made several helpful suggestions for us to consider.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

This was our first face to face meeting with Ryan. We were impressed with his attitude and approach and with his advice.

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Review from verified client

September, 2021

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Based in Northumberland

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

The need for tax efficient means of saving and getting the right balance between risk and return. It was also important to spread investments across a number of areas.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

He helped set up a new pension which could be passed to the grandchildren in a tax efficient way. He also suggested moving existing pension funds to a scheme where there were much clearer charges and probably a better return in the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The return was on the higher end of what was expected for the medium risk that I was prepared to take.

Review from verified client

September, 2021

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Based in Tyne and Wear

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

I have been with Armstrong Watson since 2012 when I returned to the UK after working overseas for 32 years. I needed advice on how to move back onshore and have been with them continuously, they do my annual tax returns and Ryan provides help and advice whenever I require it.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

I have required Ryan's advice on numerous items, State Pension, Private Pension, Investments, Release of Funds for New Car, Medical etc. He works very closely with the Investment company and keeps me regularly updated as well as facilitating regular meetings with the Investment Company. Whenever I require advice, Ryan responds very quickly and has never let me down, a great asset to Armstrong Watson.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have been very impressed with the outcome of my portfolio since Ryan took control. He is very proactive and responds to me within hours of my request for assistance by email, even during the Covid Lockdown.

What could they have done better?

I am very pleased with things as they are.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2021

Overall

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Ryan was very helpful and although the consultation I had was free so was his time and no cost ot me, he didnt rish things and made me feel that he would take as long as necessary until I understand what I needed to know. He seemed very knowledgeable and profressional. Any future financial queries I might have, Ryan would be my first go to man.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2021

Overall

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Ryan was very helpful and gave clear advice. He also helped with questions I needed answering regarding tax implications . He aided me in sorting out what further information I need to find out from my present company which I am staying with but I would certainly contact Ryan again when thinking of moving things about. He was open about fees.

Review from verified client

April, 2021

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Based in Tyne and Wear

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

I received some inheritance money and needed to invest it with other investments o had.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

He reinvested the money I had received into and we agreed a monthly income from the capital.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I don’t think so

Review from verified client

April, 2021

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Based in Cumbria

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

More flexibility than the advice available from Building Societies or Banks only able to advise on their own products.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Advice on moving the investment to a better place.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes over the long term

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2021

Overall

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Ryan has given me some clear and helpful information about what AW can do for me and it’s a great starting off point when I come to plan what to do with my savings, pensions and life cover. I would wholly recommend his services. Ryan is always approachable and happy to help.

Review from verified client

July, 2020

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Based in Northumberland

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

Needing advice on investments.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

My investment was already set up but Ryan has added to that and kept a good eye on it and always at the end of the phone.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very difficult times but holding its own.

What could they have done better?

Not sure he could but moving forward to be aware of better investment prospects.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2020

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Very efficient and customer friendly.

Review from verified client

February, 2020

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Based in Northumberland

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

I left the NHS after many years' service and needed advice about how to invest for my pension.

How has Ryan Anderson helped you?

Ryan reviewed my investments/pension plan, which had been set up the year before, to ensure the plan was still right for me in my current circumstances, and explained in detail the review documentation.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, my investments are performing as forecast.

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything!