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Investments and Savings ( 97 )

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Inheritance Planning ( 44 )

Long Term Care ( 12 )

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Financial Planning ( 33 )

Financial Mentoring ( 15 )

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Client reviews

Review from verified client

May, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

My accountant recommended the adviser whose business Paul took over.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

He has undertaken financial planning including tax advice and his advice has proven so far to be excellent.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Ms C, many thanks for taking the time to review our services before your trip, it is always appreciated by us all Have a great trip Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Warwickshire

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

Setting up a private pension

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

After meeting Paul to discuss a new pension 10 years ago, we have subsequently asked him to advise on our whole financial profile.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, exceeded

Paul's reply

Mr R. Many thanks for taking the time to review our services, we really do appreciate it. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

I needed assistance with managing my savings and investments as my bank didn't seem to be that active anymore

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has structured everything in a way i can easily understand and track what is happening with my money

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I did

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything

Paul's reply

Mr M, Many thanks for your review, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Cardiff

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

Changing from a previous advisor when changing accountant.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

In every way. He transformed my financial position. He knows his stuff!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and more.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Paul's reply

Mr D. Many thanks for taking time to review our services, we greatly appreciate it. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

We needed an adviser to look after our investments and tax

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and the team give us great confidence with our money so that we don't have to worry about it. They are so friendly and patient helping us with our investments and tax.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we are very confident with everything they do for us

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Mr & Mrs B. Many thanks for your feedback of our services, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

I needed someone to sit down with, to go through where I was, where I wanted to be on retirement, how to protect what I already have and how to afford retirement efficiently. SVWM have done all of this for me and more, they are a joy to work with

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

As above, giving professional and thought provoking input, options and solutions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, infact the outcome was better than I'd hoped for

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind

Paul's reply

Mrs F. Many thanks for sparing the time to review our services, it is greatly appreciated by us all With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Warwickshire

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

Initially looked to Paul and his team to help us plan our finances as we worked towards retirement. I had a strong set of objectives that I wanted to achieve, personal retirement to a level where we could continue to have a nice lifestyle and our money not too run out early. Also, we wanted put our kids through university and then offer them some assistance to get them on the property ladder.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has been excellent in the whole planning process with detailed and clearly explained options available too me along with any 'risk' factors. This has been highly valuable in understanding what can be achieved of our original objectives and the effects on that plan if there was any economic downturn. Paul has never lost sight of what our objectives are and we have regular meetings to see if we are on target and whether there are any changes to our plans of situation.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely, we have been more than satisfied with the services provided and to-date we have hit all our initial milestones earlier than expected. Paul and the team continue to deliver and excel at clear communication and customer service par excellence.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, we are extremely happy with the service provided and long may it continue.

Paul's reply

Mr B, Many thanks for taking the time to review our services and for your kind words, its means a lot to us. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Paul

Paul put my mind at rest regarding a subject I had no idea about. He was extremely helpful, kind and showed empathy to my lack of knowledge. Thank you Paul

Paul's reply

Mrs B, Many thanks for your feedback on our initial call. I hope you get the situation sorted. With Kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Yorkshire

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

To acquire professional advice on how to best invest my savings and financially plan in the short, medium and longer term in order that I best provide for my family and to enable me to realise my goals in retirement.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has provided invaluable advice and support during the 10+ years I have used his services, covering a period from my full time employment into retirement. Paul's detailed and professional approach in establishing how I can financially achieve the interests and experiences I wish to have during my retirement and also ensure that I am in a position to support my family has been excellent.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Paul and the team's excellent communication skills ensure that I and my family continue to be able to meet our intended outcomes and where clarification or adaptation is sought, Paul will promptly respond, address and reassure.

What could they have done better?

I am completely satisfied with the service that Strategic Vision Wealth Management has provided to date.

Paul's reply

Mr B, Many thanks for you feedback on our services, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

In order to plan for future financial security, particularly on reaching retirement.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has helped me and my husband to invest our money in a way in which we feel comfortable. He has explained growth levels clearly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely.

What could they have done better?

I can’t think of anything.

Paul's reply

Mrs B, Many thanks for taking the time to review our services, it is always very much appreciated With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Parental inheritance and Pensions.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Advising where to invest with my inheritance, pensions and where the best areas to invest in. Advising levels of risks informing what will happen with my funds and giving great guidance at all times but especially at first when I needed it the most! A generally looking after my welfare with the utmost of trust, very reassuring if I have slightest of doubt, and least of all a great understanding for my future. I would not go anywhere else for advice.!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have, yes! In the world of finance there will always be 'ups and downs' where there has been but overall my money I feel is being very well looked after! We always hope for more but my money is being managed very well which gives me much satisfaction and confidence not just for now but my future!

What could they have done better?

Personally, they have done very well and I think 'done better' is not really for me judge! I am not a financial wiz! I put my trust into their expertise! Maybe they could have done better, I don't know but how my wealth is being cared for I have no complaints!

Paul's reply

Miss S, Many thanks for reviewing our services and your kind words, they are are important to us With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

My husband used to look after our money, however I needed someone to help me sort it all out when he passed away

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and the team have helped me stop worrying about all the accounts and investments my husband looked after. They have simplified everything for me and explained it all in a way I, as a novice understand

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have. I know longer worry about my my money, and if I have a questions I call and my question is always answered quickly and easily.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Mrs B, Many thanks for you feedback on our services, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

February, 2024

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Based in Cardiff

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

Pension and tax planning

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Sorted our Pension and Tax issues

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of

Paul's reply

Mr J, Many thanks for providing us a review of our services, it is always most appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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?

The sale of a family farm

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has gone into full research and found the best company to look after my investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Mr P, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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?

To invest a sum of money

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Risk assessment and helping us with informed choices to make financial decisions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing 100% satisfied .

Paul's reply

Mrs P, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

February, 2024

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

needed advice on future estate planning

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

he has always been approachable and helpful

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

Paul's reply

Mrs N, Many thanks for taking the time to review our services. It is always much appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

February, 2024

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Based in Cardiff

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

Unhappy with existing adviser

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and his team have provided us with a clear understanding of our financial future and work that needs to be done to improve this. They have assisted us reduce our Corporation, Inheritance and Income taxes, reduced our pension and investment costs and improved our pension and investment returns

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think they can do to improve things

Paul's reply

Mr F, Many thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule to provide us with feedback. With kind regards Paul and The SVWM Team

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?

Unhappy with existing advisers poor communication, advice and returns on my money

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and his team were so calm and reassuring that things I wanted could be achieved. They created a financial plan for me and explained in plain English how their advice and experience would mean I will be in the financial position I want to be in 4 years time. Thankfully for me, the investment portfolio they created has produced over 8% return in less 12 months with not too much risk, which my last adviser couldn’t produce in 5 years

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

To date, everything Paul said would be done and happen, has been done

What could they have done better?

Nothing springs to mind so far, everything I was told and promised has happened, infact its happened in a far more professional and timely manner than any other company I’ve ever used for anything.

Paul's reply

Mrs R. many thanks for taking time out of your schedule to provide us with feedback, it is genuinely appreciated With kind regards Paul and The SVWM Team

Review from verified client

February, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

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

Looking to replace my St James Place Pension advisor with someone that actually speaks to me regularly and on a level we can understand.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has helped us with Pensions, investment and financial planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The performance over the first year has been excellent.

What could they have done better?

All good to date

Paul's reply

Mr C, Many thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide us with feedback, it's always very appreciated. With kind regards Paul & The SVWM Teams

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?

Acting Power of attorney for my Aunts finances

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Given a better return on money

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

N/A

Paul's reply

Mrs B, Many thanks for your review of our services, it is always appreciated by myself and the Team. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Retirement of existing FA

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Outstanding attention to detail from Paul, a most sincere and genuine adviser

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, very happy

Paul's reply

Mr F, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SWVM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

We needed to change advisers having received such poor service and returns from St James Place for years

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Improved our tax position immeasurably, our investments and pensions are making decent returns and we feel "safe" with our money now.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much the outcome and on-going help we were looking for

What could they have done better?

I really can't think of anything they have been that good

Paul's reply

Mrs D, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Planning for retirement and Inheritance Tax Planning

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and the Team helped us sort our concerns about affording retirement and reducing our Inheritance tax bill

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything they could of done better

Paul's reply

Mr D, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

retirment

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

With financial planning and advise on drawdown pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes, investments have worked well.

What could they have done better?

Nothing at the moment.

Paul's reply

Mr W, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Powys

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

Had emigrated and cashed in a final salary pension to buy a QROPS. On return to the UK needed someone to manage the repatriated pension fund.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has ensured that our investments have grown well since he took over the management of our funds

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

Paul's reply

Mr M, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SWVM Team

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Needed advice on investment of funds to give the best returns and security.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Discussed investment options and found a package that suited us.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, no complaints at all.

Paul's reply

Mr Z, many thanks for your feedback and kinds words, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

The advisor we had been using lived too far away and we needed someone more local. Paul was recommended to us by our accountant.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

He has advised us to amalgamate pensions, helped us deal with an overseas pension, ISA's and forward planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. He's done a brilliant job

Paul's reply

Mr G. Many thanks for your kind words and taking the time out of your day to review our services. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Concerns about the future of our savings

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Listens to your concerns and runs through the options that will suit your situation

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so

What could they have done better?

Nothing, very pleased with the service and confident in the advice we have received

Paul's reply

Mrs P, many thanks for your feedback and kinds words, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Assist me organising and understanding my finances after my husband passed away, as he used to look after all our finances

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

When my husband passed my money worried me a lot and Paul and his team have done everything I hoped for and a lot more than I expected. I can now sleep at night without any worry about my money.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely and a lot more.

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all. They always reply to any calls or emails i send promptly and get everything sorted for me, so I don't worry about my money anymore

Paul's reply

Mrs W, Many thanks for taking the time providing us with feedback. It is much appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Expert advice on investment and savings portfolios Expert advice on Inheritance Tax planning.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Constantly monitoring of my financial plans. Always available for consultation.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Mr C Many thanks for taking the time to provide us feedback, it is always appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Investment Advice

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Sound knowledge of financial conditions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Mr H, Many thanks for taking the time providing us with feedback. It is much appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Paul

Excellent presentation of my finances. Any questions I asked was answered , and fully explained to me

Paul's reply

Many thanks Mr M for your kind words and taking the time providing us with the feedback Paul and the SVWM Team

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Paul

Interested and interesting.Reliable and efficient,as is his staff.

Paul's reply

Many thanks Mr P for your kind words and taking the time providing us with the feedback Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

May, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

pension planning

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has given me honest and clear advise on how to grow my portfolio, never pushy just sensible advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes, all things considered.

What could they have done better?

nothing

Paul's reply

Mr T Many thanks for taking the time to review our services, it is most appreciated. With kind regards Paul & The SVWM Team

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

Poor service from previous SJP partner and wanted on going advice

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

looked at financial status and helped us look at our priorities over the next 12 months then will look at beyond

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Will have to wait a dew years lol

What could they have done better?

Nothing at this point

Paul's reply

Mr C, many thanks for taking the time to review our services, I know your time is at a premium. With kind regards Paul and all the SVWM Team

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?

We had money invested in a scheme that wasnt providing interest. We were recommended to Paul from a financial advisor who could not help us with specifically planning for our retirement and the future.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Professionally Paul and his team have guided us through a landmine of complicated systems with expertise and patience. They have explained the various alternatives to suit our needs through varying changing circumstances. They have helped our money to grow and work for us and this has given us the peace of mind and security for the future we did not think possible.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, absolutely and we are delighted with how the various schemes have performed for us. It is comforting to know that we can also help our children financially too.

What could they have done better?

Absolutely nothing. We have been more than happy with the professional timely advice. Always kept up to date with the ever changing legislation in the financial world.

Paul's reply

Mrs B, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review, we are most grateful to get such lovely feedback. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

I was unsure what to do for the best with my pensions and investments

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has helped me improve my returns and simplify everything i had

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, so far everything has been as he said or better

What could they have done better?

It would of been nice if my old pension companies had done as Paul instructed them to do

Paul's reply

Mrs A, Many thanks for taking the time to review our services. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Cardiff

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

Having been in business most of my working life i was looking for an adviser to take my own planning to the "next level" using a professional planner

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul's plan showed me where I'd got to financially and then with his help and advice how much additional tax and investment planning I could use to improve my financial situation for myself and my children

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I was sceptical as to how much Paul and his Team could help having been an Accountant most of my working life. However, the outcome has far exceeded what i could of hoped for.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Paul and his Team have done much better than i could of wished for

Paul's reply

Many thanks Mr F for your kind words and taking time to review our services. It is much appreciated knowing your busy travel schedule. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

We were around 5 years out from retirement and concerned we did not have much of an idea as to how or if we could afford to retire properly

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and his team showed us how our retirement would look financially and gave us the confidence we could live our lives financially how we wanted to In addition they completely redesigned our pension and investments which help us earn more than our currently investments and pensions, reduce charges hugely and enabled us to reduce our income and inheritance tax bills

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Completely, the outcome has been better than we could of hoped and being able to always speak to Paul and his Team when we have queries or concerns helps us sleep at night knowing someone is doing the worrying for us.

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything

Paul's reply

Mr C Many thanks for taking time out of your schedule to provide such a lovely review. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in London

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

Looking for an Independent adviser to assist with our retirement planning

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and his team created a plan based on what we wanted to achieve and dealt with everything to ensure it is put into action and maintained

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far, absolutely. In fact the advice and projected outcome is far better than we expected, the tax savings on their own are staggering

What could they have done better?

Nothing we can think of. Paul and his Team did everything they promised and communicated with us throughout

Paul's reply

Many thanks Mr & Mrs C for taking the time to review our services and your kind words. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

We needed Paul`s help to ensure management of our pensions - it is a great comfort to know that our monies are looked after and they will provide us for the rest of our lives

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Yes he has we trust him and his staff with our pension plans

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

very much so

What could they have done better?

We feel that he has done the very best for us

Paul's reply

Mr P, Many thanks for your kind words in our review. It's always lovely to hear how much confidence our clients have for our diligent work on your behalf. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM team

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in Warwickshire

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

I was looking to maximise my pension pot and savings to proved a secure future for my family as well as a comfortable retirement without the worry of whether we could afford it.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Continues to meet regularly to ensure our objectives from the investment are on target and that they have not changed. Provides a clear outline on how they intend to go about achieving those needs and their ongoing performance. His guidance has been excellent and always shows a clarity on what our targets are and tailors the plans accordingly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely, we set out from the onset key financial milestones that was important to me and my partner on what we wanted from the investment. Early retirement University fund for children House Improvements Support for children on property ladder Quality of life in retirement. Several of these have been achieved and ticked off and we are on plan for the others.

What could they have done better?

None, fully satisfied. Everyone at SVWM are both professional and a delight to work with as well as being very efficient A very highly polished company that provides a first class service.

Paul's reply

Mr B, many thanks for your kind words and taking the time to leave us a review of our services, it is much appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Paul has helped look after our pension fund now for a number of years consolidating a number of pension pots into one portfolio.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has streamlined everything and invested our previous pension pots into a higher performing fund.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Subject to all the craziness in the world that is out of our control - yes.

What could they have done better?

I am very happy with the service that Paul and his team provide us - who are always so helpful and prompt with replies to any questions.

Paul's reply

Mrs L, many thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our services. With kind regard Paul and the SVWM Team

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October, 2022

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Feel that having an Independent Financial Adviser is the only way of getting the best advice for managing pensions and investments.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul or a member of his team is always available to advise . He is very practical and reassuring at our meetings.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Paul's reply

Di, many thanks for taking the time to review our services, I know you have plenty of other things to do, so really appreciate it. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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September, 2022

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Based in Worcestershire

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

I was looking for Pension advice about 16 years ago, a friend recommended Paul and I’ve never looked back.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul is a friendly and professional person, his advice has given us the confidence and security we need for our future retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely! I don’t think Paul and the team could do a better job. They are all happy to help with any questions and continue to give sound advice.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, they are always there when you need them.

Paul's reply

Jo, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to provide us with feedback, it's much appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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August, 2022

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Property sale

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has advised on how to manage for the long term, taking into consideration my needs as a client.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Paul and the SVWM team have been uber responsive in getting all investments setup.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Flora Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with such a great review Have a wonderful summer With kind regards Paul and all the SVWM Team

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December, 2021

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Based in Bedfordshire

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

I had managed to accumulate significant cash reserves and did not have time to run my own portfolio anymore. Inflationary pressures meant that I was looking to decrease my cash holding.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul helped me to assess my financial goals and walk through a number of scenarios based on my current portfolio and future earnings. A recommended investment plan was then implemented with the minimum of fuss. The whole process was very easy and the team at SVWM were very attentive in following up on o/s information or simply keeping me informed of progress.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes in so far that my overall portfolio is more resistant to inflationary pressure and is well diversified going forward.

Paul's reply

Many thanks Mike for taking the time to provide us with such a wonderful review. Hopefully see you face to face soon With kind regards Paul and all the SVWM Team

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October, 2021

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

My investments had not been professionally reviewed for several years. In addition, having recently retired I needed help on transferring out and investing an AVC

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul has reviewed all of my current investments, looked at my level of acceptable risk and made recommendations which I have accepted. In addition he has been in contact with my AVC provider and arranged for the transfer out of funds as I did not wish to purchase an annuity. This AVC does not represent my main pension income.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, and more. I was impressed with the detail of the analysis undertaken by Paul's team. It was much more than expected. I was left feeling confident that Paul has thoroughly investigated my investments and my incomings/outgoings to arrive at sound recommendations.

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all. I will use this box to record how impressed I have been with the whole team. They are polite, friendly, knowledgeable, thorough and respond very quickly to any enquiries.

Paul's reply

Robert, Many thanks for your kind words taking the time to review our services and advice. Good luck with the house With kind regards Paul and all the SVWM Team

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April, 2021

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Based in Warwickshire

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

Need to work out my best investment from my pension, whether I take the company monthly pension or invest the pot. I was looking for long term legacy for my children and partner as well as an income to enjoy our retirement.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul (and company SVWM) spent time to understand my goals and ambitions of what I wanted to achieve from my retirement and how I could best maximise that and whether it was achievable and was very clear on how I could be affected by the ups and downs of the stock markets and this was demonstrated through modelling tooling.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Paul and SVWM have performed way beyond my expectations and have produced solid returns for me even during the volatile times on the stock market from the pandemic. They continue to review my investments, my drawdown income and more importantly they review my goals and continue to give sound advice.

What could they have done better?

In my view they meet and exceed my expectations. Communications are excellent and I have access to online tools that allow me to look at my investment portfolio as and when I wish and I always get prompt response from Paul and his staff at SVWM as well as informative newsletters.

Paul's reply

Nick, many thanks for your "glowing" review, we really do appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients. I look forward to speaking with you both soon. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team.

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March, 2021

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Based in Dorset

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

I have been a chartered accountant advising owner managed businesses for over 30 years however when it comes to my own savings and investments I know that obtaining professional independent advice is the best way forward

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and his team have been instrumental in providing the advice and support to ensure a successful investment strategy for my pension and savings over the past 20 years

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Paul's reply

Many thanks for taking the time to review our services and your kind words, they mean a lot to us. Good luck with the the new house, I hope it gives you everything you hope for. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM team

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March, 2021

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Based in Dorset

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

Approaching retirement

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Friendly advice. Really listens and explains things clearly to you. Excellent team of staff who always respond quickly and efficiently. So approachable and helpful.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

n/a excellent service

Paul's reply

Nicki, many thanks for your kind words and taking the time to review our services. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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February, 2021

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

I was looking at how to financially plan for the future to ensure that I can look forward to a comfortable retirement.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul was able to clearly explain the options and put in place the necessary savings arrangements.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely. My private pension and ISA have both performed well.

What could they have done better?

I can’t think of anything else that Paul could have done.

Paul's reply

Many thanks for taking time out of your day to review our services. Kind words and praise are always well received by us. Stay safe and well. With kind regards Paul and all the SVWM Team

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February, 2021

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

I required advice and support in my financial affairs in relation to investing my disposable income and existing savings, assessing current and future assets along with pension schemes and how they be best employed for me and my family's short, medium and long term future.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and the team at Strategic Vision have been extremely proactive in offering advice and support throughout the years that I have been a client. They are excellent in providing a thoroughly prepared and personalised service. The team take the time to establish my ongoing needs, aspirations and requirements. As a result the advice, options and guidance given is tailored accordingly and communicated clearly so that I am always confident that the decisions I am making are informed ones.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am very pleased with the outcome of the investments and advice that I have received which has enabled my family and I to make key decisions confidently and achieve the goals and standard of living we envisaged.

What could they have done better?

There are no aspects of the service I receive that falls short of being excellent.

Paul's reply

Thank you for taking your taking you time to review our services and your kind words are very much appreciated. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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February, 2021

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

We started with Paul's predecessor 25 years ago and over the years have had excellent service from them where we needed advice on pensions, investment and retirement planning as well as IHT planning

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul brought a sharper edge to our relationship which has always been a friendly and professional one. We feel very confident with his proactive advice on a wide range of issues.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Certainly as it's an ongoing basis especially as he has developed and maintained an excellent support team

What could they have done better?

We are more than happy with the service we receive from SVWM

Paul's reply

Robert, Many thanks for taking the time to review our services and your kind words, stay safe and well. Kind regards Paul and all the SVWM team

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February, 2021

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Money left to me due to a the family’s farm being sold and split between myself and two brothers

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and his team have worked extremely hard over the last few years to ensure that we get the very best out of our investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Taking into consideration the very difficult times at home and the across the globe I would say better than expected

What could they have done better?

With their experience and knowledge I personally feel there is nothing they could have done better

Paul's reply

Bob, Many thanks for taking the time to review our services and your kind words, stay safe and well. Kind regards Paul and all the SVWM team

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January, 2021

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Too many small pensions not really making enough to retire on. I needed help and advice to plan for the future.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul helped me invest my pensions so that I can have the retirement and lifestyle I want. Which gives me peace of mind that I will be comfortable in my old age. Plus the added support that if something were to go wrong out of the blue they would help me financially through it

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes , even through a turbulent year the investments did well and my plan is still on track and even to retire early should I wish.

What could they have done better?

Paul and his team provide such a high level of excellent advice, support and friendly service, that I can not fault them.

Paul's reply

Jo, Many thanks for reviewing our services and your kind words. As always, we're here to help whenever you need us. Kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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January, 2021

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Quality advice was needed in relation to pensions and investment as entering retirement.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul provides reassuring and good quality advice in an easily understandable way that has helped us to map our financial route through retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we feel much more confident with being able to make plans with the reassurance that he is continually monitoring the investments made on our behalf ensuring our best interests are central to the ongoing advice he provides.

What could they have done better?

At this time, we do not feel that we are left wanting for anything. However, we find Paul very approachable and would not hesitate to ask if we needed advice or had concerns.

Paul's reply

Chris, Thanks you very much for your kind words and taking the time to review our services. Stay safe and well. Kind regards Paul and the SVWM Team

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January, 2021

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Our previous financial advisor's company was bought by a larger organisation who did not provide the sort of personal services we wanted

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Based on the initial information that we provided Paul with he put together a comprehensive investment plan showing our potential income when we retire in a couple years. Having agree to the investment Paul then dealt with all aspects of transferring our existing portfolio and relevant savings. At the same time my company moved to a new pension provider and Paul was able to advise us on what we should do with my old pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is still early days but assuming the investments perform as anticipated we will get the outcome we are hoping for. Apart from the investment advice, Paul and everyone else at Strategic Vision Wealth Management are very personable also very easy to work with.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Paul's reply

Mike, many thanks for taking the time to review our services and your kind words. We are always here for you. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM team

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November, 2020

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

I required sound advice on investing savings & divorce settlement

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Advising on options setting up a trust fund etc

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Definitely

What could they have done better?

Nothing. He &his team gave me complete confidence &peace of mind that my finances were being handled most professional ly & efficiently

Paul's reply

Verley, bless you for your kind words and as always, pleased we could be of assistance. With kind regards Paul and the SVWM team

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November, 2020

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

The main reason why I sought professional advice was to put in place a plan for inheritance tax.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

After a comprehensive review and a lot of research Paul presented a plan which exactly met my requirements.After my agreement he put the plan in place and it has proved very successful.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I am extremely pleased with the results to date.

What could they have done better?

I can think of no area which could be improved. Paul,and through him his team, are operating at a highly effectivel level in terms of technical expertise allied to first class client service.As

Paul's reply

Paul, many thanks for your kind words and taking the time to review our services. Paul and all the SVWM team

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September, 2020

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Needed advice on what best to do with my pensions

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

He helped consolidate them and monitor their progress

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Despite the current situation our pensions are holding their value which is a real positive

Paul's reply

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with the review Anita. Paul and all the SVWM Team

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April, 2020

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Based in Cardiff

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

I’ve always had a financial advisor but changed to Paul Davidson as a result of changing accountants.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Firstly he completely revamped my financial portfolio as some of it was not needed and cashed in aspects of it. He basically transformed my financial position which was incredible. Before he arrived things just rolled on. He has also helped me with the most, expert, knowledgeable advice, in the most sympathetic way following the tragic death of my wife. He is a very caring man who genuinely wants the best financial future for his clients.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely , the outcome was way beyond anything I ever expected.

What could they have done better?

There is nothing he could have done better.

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March, 2020

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Based in Yorkshire

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

I wanted sound advice on how to invest my money, to ensure that I am able to comfortably retire at the time that suits me.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul listened carefully to my financial aspirations, and explained how this could be achieved, in a way which was clear and concise. The whole team at Strategic Vision have been excellent; my requests for information have always been dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely. I meet with Paul annually to discuss my portfolio, and he provides me with different financial scenarios, so that I am able to understand how my investments are progressing. He supports me in making informed decisions as I am approaching my retirement.

What could they have done better?

I currently cannot think of any way in which the team at Strategic Vision could do things better. I have confidence that they all genuinely want to best results for me.

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March, 2020

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Based in West Yorkshire

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

The reasons for employing a financial advisor were to offer and provide advice in my investments, pensions and savings and how they are and may impact on myself and my family prior to and during my retirement.

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul and his team at Strategic Vision have provided outstanding communication, advice and support over the years. They keep me fully informed through a range of different mediums on how my investments are performing and the impact the market is/may be having on them. In preparation for review meetings Paul and his team ensure they have acquired my current needs, level of risk and ascertain my future apirations for myself and my family. Therefore at the meetings I feel and believe I receive a personalised service in analysing and advising on my wealth management. On the occasions I do seek advice or clarification on specific matters then I always receive a swift response from the team with clear and concise advice/feedback.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The financial advice and recommendations that Paul and the team have offered over the years, regarding my investment portfolio has enabled me to currently achieve my personal aspirations in retirement and also cater to the needs of my family.

What could they have done better?

I am extremely pleased and confident with all aspects of the service and package that Strategic Vision offer.

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February, 2020

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Retirement and long term financial security

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

I have a long illustrious history with Paul and through his knowledge of my circumstances, he put together a portfolio proposal that suited my needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Paul could not have done any better with his presentation and explanations

Paul's reply

Pete, Many thanks for your kind words. Enjoy your new kitchen, I hope it's finished very soon. With kind regards Paul and all at SVWM

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February, 2020

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Based in London

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

I was looking for an adviser that could help me improve my savings and pension returns and reduce tax on my earnings

How has Paul Davidson helped you?

Paul explained patiently and in an easy to understand manner how it would be possible to increase my savings and pensions returns and also restructure how i pay myself from my company to help reduce the income tax I pay

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so, Paul and Derek have helped me a lot over the past 2 years and always in a very professional, calm way. My savings and pensions are making more than ever and they've saved me over £30,000 in income tax in that short time. I'm more than happy with the results. Infact I've just recommended Paul to 3 of my friends for him to help them like me

What could they have done better?

I can't see how they could do better. They've done everything i wanted and more and are so friendly and easy to do with, i no longer fear my financial advice

Paul's reply

Lou, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback and kind words. Have a great next few months, you'll "smash it"!!!!! With kind regards Paul and all at SVWM

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February, 2020

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