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Pensions ( 19 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 8 )

Investments and Savings ( 16 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 5 )

Inheritance Planning ( 7 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 2 )

Financial Planning ( 10 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 2 )

£200k - £500k ( 5 )

£100k - £200k ( 4 )

£50k - 100k ( 1 )

Up to £50k ( 2 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

To help plan funding our future retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not as yet still very early stages of investments

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Sound and clear advice giving us the confidence to go forward

What could they have done better?

Nothing all good

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your kind review Debbie. I'm glad we could put together a plan to hopefully help you achieve for plans for retirement in the not too distant future. Kind regards Tom

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

Early retirement and advice on what to do with my pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes with Toms professional advice.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

He's put my mind at rest about what the best way to go with my pensions are. Also what to look forward to in the future.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, the service and advice was excellent.

Tom's reply

Thanks for your kind review Neil. I'm pleased to have given you the drawdown advice you needed to enable you to retire early.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

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Tom was very approachable and easy to talk to. He reassured us with anything we did not understand and was very informative.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your kind review Kirstie. I look forward to working with you both to develop a plan which could save your business tax, whilst building a retirement plan for you both. Tom

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

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AN EASY MAN TO DEAL WITH, VERY QUICK TO UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION AND HIS EXPLANATIONS VERY CLEAR AND CONCISE.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your kind review Terence, it was a pleasure to meet you and your wife. I look forward to helping you develop a plan to pay the care fees for your family member which will give you all some peace of mind. Tom

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2023

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A very pleasant person to deal with,Felt very reassured by Tom's attitude and advice,Answered any of our questions clearly. Looking forward to meeting him again soon.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for the review Ashley, it was lovely to meet you both. I'm glad I provided some answers to your questions and I look forward to meeting you soon to develop your plan for retirement.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

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

Needed to plan for my retirement whilst reducing my current tax liabilities

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Provided me with a structured plan to achieve my objectives

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your review John, I really appreciate it. I'm glad I was able to provide you with advice to reduce your personal tax liability, whilst also reducing the tax within your business and helping you start a plan for retirement.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2023

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Excellent communication with great clarity.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for the review Andrew. I'm glad you found our conversation useful to help you save Corporation Tax within your business and the importance of using a local independent adviser to review your current pension arrangements.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2023

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Explained everything in understandable terms and gave all the right answers to my questions. More than happy to deal with Tom.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your review and I look forward to presenting my advice shortly.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

To sort out our financed

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

He gave us the advice we needed

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your lovely review.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

We had sold our business and wanted financial advice.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Recommended appropriate investments for our money.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is too early to tell.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your kind review, I look forward to building on the financial plan we have discussed as times goes on.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

Reached retirement age

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

With all financial planning and importance of power of attorney.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thank you for your very kind review. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

Having experienced indifferent advice from my bank and, to a degree, building society, our savings over many years plus an inheritance deserved better.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Tom has continued the positive, friendly approach of his predecessors and gives straight forward non jargon information on our existing investments keeping us abreast of opportunities available.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I'm not certain that this can be quantified. There have been so many "one offs" affecting finances of late such as pandemics and mismanagement by government that keeping our investments stable at best but increasing value can only be good.

Tom's reply

Thank you so much for your kind review. I hope you are both well and I look forward to catching up with you soon.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Tom was friendly and professional, and was great at explaining a very complexed subject.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your kind review, I look forward to working with you in the very near future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Tom was very patient, explained matters regarding pension queries in way that was understandable to a lay person. The slides that he had taken the time to prepare were easy to follow and understand. Tom answered all queries and questions in well and made sure that he had been understood before moving on. Would definitely recommend Tom to anyone that was needing help to understand their pensions from the amount you are putting in to when, how and what options are available as and when retirement age is reached..

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your review, I'm very glad to have helped with your queries and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Very friendly and spoke in laymen's terms to help make the whole session much easier to understand - all round very helpful and very grateful for his input!

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your review, I am glad to have helped with your queries. I look forward to working with you in the future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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Nice to meet an advisor who is transparent and clear.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your kind review and I look forward to working with you in the very near future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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Professional, clarified a number of grey areas in our financial planning, offered sound advise without trying to hard sell.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your kind review.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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Navigating the ever changing financial minefield of pensions and investments was a daunting prospect for me but after meeting with Tom, I feel I have much more clarity in formulating a strategy for my financial future. I found Tom to be very approachable and would recommend his professional advice without reservation.

Tom's reply

Thank you so much for the very kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to working with you in the future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

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Tom flexed his approach and provided professional advice at the pace and detail I needed

Tom's reply

Thank you so much for the lovely review, I really appreciate it and I look forward to providing you with advice in the near future.

Review from verified client

May, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

Needed assistance in reviewing and merging various pension plans and savings

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Tom reviewed all our finances, explaining everything thoroughly enabling us to make informed decisions on retirement and future finances.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We are very happy with the advice already received and Toms continued support

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thank you very much leaving your review, I really appreciate it.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

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Tom was thoroughly professional. He was knowledgeable and what he didn't know he said he would find out. We felt we could trust him with our future plans and seemed to have our best interests at heart.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

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Tom was polite understanding and knowledgeable about all subjects and was able to advice us in different ways. Tom was not pushy but understanding and supportive.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for the review, I really appreciate it. It was lovely to get to know you during our meeting.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

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On first meeting Tom i felt totally at ease not knowing a lot about pensions. He explained everything in simple terms and by the end of the meeting i knew exactly what i needed to do.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your feedback and I look forward to speaking to you when you return from your holiday.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

I needed to restart my pension contributions and to look to consolidate my pensions.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

He has advised re level of contribution needed and tax saving.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

He has been extremely helpful - won’t see the outcome yet.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - he’s been informative, helpful and everything kept simple and easy to understand.

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for your review and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Yorkshire

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

Self employed mid 50's wanting to make sure that pensions were in a healthy state for retirement. Also recently widowed and had a lump sum for investment, for retirement but also for inheritance for children

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Tom looked at existing pensions and advised on best way to treat those. Also looked at future pension planning to best utilise the existing pensions. Set up investment for lump sum with appropriate levels of risk and return.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, pensions sorted and investments made. Process was very easy and friendly. Tom explained everything very thoroughly and multiple times.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thank you very much for the positive review, I look forward to working with you in the future.

Review from verified client

February, 2023

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Based in Warwickshire

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

Use FBR as my Accountant so already had good working relationship. I needed help with bringing together several pension pots and managing SIPP on long term drawdown basis, so FBM seemed like a good place to start. Tom has a good pair of listening ears and confirming or otherwise my financial strategy and actions without any heavy sell, and thus providing me with reassurance during periods of market uncertainty.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

See above

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, despite market movements

What could they have done better?

Not sure.

Tom's reply

Thank you for your feedback, it is really appreciated.

Review from verified client

January, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

Money just in bank not doing anything

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Put our money into investments and given us advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet but it’s early days

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

recommended by FBR through their accountancy work they do for me. I needed to invest funds

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Given me clear advice in a timely manner, explaining the complexities

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Don't know it is too early to say and i haven't checked the data! the current state of the economy also has made me think it perhaps won't be a true picture

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in East Riding

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

Needed help with my investments

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Tom is a very helpful guy

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Will in the future

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in East Riding

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

To review our pension and make the right choice.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Very helpful, fully explained all options and agreed the choice for us.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

By making the right choice it will benefit us later when the time comes.

What could they have done better?

We are very happy with the outcome and Tom could not have been more professional, always available for any queries and most helpful. An excellent advocate in his profession.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Yorkshire

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

Looking to buy an annuity

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Talked me through my pension options

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Yorkshire

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

Inheritance tax planning

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Good sound advice and thoughtful to our circumstances

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Under way

What could they have done better?

N/A

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Yorkshire

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

Sold my business

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Invested my money

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too early to say

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in South Yorkshire

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

Via FBR accountants

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Hugely!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yea

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Yorkshire

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

We had money just stuck in the bank and worried about moving it because a close relative had been scammed. We knew we needed advice.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Tom has advised us what to do and taken away all our concerns. He has been extremely helpful and supportive.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Hopefully in the future.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in East Riding

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

Sale of a business enabled me to invest monies for mine and my familys future.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Tom has helped me to understand how investments work and advise on which ones woud be best suited to my needs, and to advise on future inheritance planning for my family.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is only approximately eighteen months since my investments started, but am hopeful of achieving my goal.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Yorkshire

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

Approached as a whole package with the accounting side of the business.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Helped explain key financial strategies to me and made me feel more secure about my financial positions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in East Riding

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

We had some savings gleaned over a fifty year period and were at a stage of changing over to professional financial planning rather than the self organising method when we were fortunate to inherit a sum of money.

How has Tom Saleh helped you?

Advice on direction of investments once our attitudes to risk had been established followed by further risk assessment tests to ensure our wishes, plans, expectations, etc., could be maintained/changed, etc.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes although there have been the "ups and downs" as was expected albeit exacerbated by recent world wide events and, to an extent, government decisions, in recent weeks.

What could they have done better?

Other than having a fully functional crystal ball? Nothing.