Reviewed for

Insurance and Protection ( 2 )

Mortgages ( 5 )

Pensions ( 7 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 3 )

Investments and Savings ( 3 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 3 )

Inheritance Planning ( 1 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 2 )

Financial Planning ( 2 )

Reviewers' assets

£200k - £500k ( 1 )

£100k - £200k ( 2 )

£50k - 100k ( 1 )

Up to £50k ( 2 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

May, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

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

Needed to remortgage

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Found us the best rates

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2024

Overall

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I am pleased to say that having met with Laura last week for the first time I will most definitely look to deal with her in the future. In addition to this the initial meeting did not incur a fee and the advice given was very useful. So off to a great start.

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?

At the beginning of last year I needed bespoke independent financial advice and I started searching for companies near I live.

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Just like what was promised on Stirling and Law’s website, Laura Bailey has provided the Highest level of customer care. In my opinion she’s highly experienced, skilled and specialist in the fields that I needed independent financial advice for. Laura has listened and understood what my needs were. Laura appeared to have all the time I needed, always responding my emails and messages promptly. She supported me throughout the process which was somewhat complicated.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome was brilliant.. all was sorted without delay.. with no stress..

What could they have done better?

Laura Bailey provided high level of customer service with perfect ending. A big thank you for her.

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?

I needed to plan for our future and didn't really understand how our pensions would pay out.

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Laura was excellent and helped us plan for the future. She has given us an insight of what money we would receive when retiring.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I was happy with the outcome and advice.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

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?

Following a marriage breakdown and a bit of a panic re what I could do next I spoke to Laura on recommendation of others to help me remortgage

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

She not only found me a product that met my needs, she was tenacious with seeing if rates changed and keeping me updated and making sure I fully understood my choices.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Better than I hoped. I’m able to stay in my home and also be more financially secure then I thought would be the case.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - she honestly was brilliant and really understood how worried I was about it all and also how I really needed things explaining as my needs weren’t straight forward.

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

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

My pension wasn’t performing.

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Transferred my pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My outcome is pension grow so time will tell.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

Overall

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Laura is really easy to talk with and is able to clearly explain financial concepts and the implications of different financial options. I found her really knowledgable and look forward to working with her again.

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Hampshire

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

I had been with my previous provider for three years having been transferred there by my original adviser when she retired. Whilst I understand investments go down as well as up, I then proceeded to watch my investments steadily decrease with no hint of an “up” at all. Several calls to try to discuss changing my risk profile and review the account were met with the answer that the market was slow and that I had to “Grin and bear it”. Looking at other providers and reading the financial press demonstrated that that was rubbish and that other providers offered a better approach.

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Working on the principle that “people do business, not businesses” I approached a few local financial advisers to discuss moving my fund and Laura immediately understood my situation and came across as being very knowledgeable. I was particularly impressed with her skills with quick mental arithmetic to paint a series of broad brush financial examples. Having had a pension for many years I was aware of how the process worked and the mechanics of the account and Laura offered a sensible and balanced recommendation.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I’m very happy with the transfer and Laura’s recommendations , I now have a local advisor to talk to as opposed as an anonymous remote call centre.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I was kept informed on the progress of the transfer at each stage, everything was handled quickly and professionally.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

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We contacted Laura to enquire about a mortgage renewal, she explained everything so clearly for us and discussed what options were available to us and our current circumstances. I would highly recommend her.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

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Laura has the ability to put you at ease and has a calm and friendly approach. She is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to understand your situation in detail before talking through options to consider. Would recommend.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

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I wanted to discuss what my pension options were with Laura and she was able to walk me through the options. I now have a clearer idea of what I would like to do in the future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

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It was great to speak to Laura about pension options and long term savings plans. She gave great impartial advice which helped to steer our future saving goals. Thanks Laura.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

One of my private pensions was losing money and the reward was not meeting my expectations.

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Laura has been able to help me refocus my retirement plan and has assisted me in transferring my pensions and helping me pay a little of my mortgage capital, as well as recommending a fixed term mortgage and sorting out the paperwork which I find difficult.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Laura has been amazing and has really assisted me in planning for my future. Her dedication and patience has exceeded my expectations.

What could they have done better?

Nothing :)

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

Overall

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Laura has been friendly, helpful and super flexible in working around us

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

felt the old advisor was not engaging with what i wanted

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

has set out the options available to me taking into consideration what i want to achieve

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

What could they have done better?

nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Laura

Laura sat down with my wife and I, taking the time to understand our current situation as well as the direction we want to take things. Everything was presented extremely clearly and even during this initial meeting, Laura pointed out some obvious things that we should really consider. Highly recommend having a conversation with Laura if you think you may be in need of an IFA.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

Personal growth

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Laura was so helpful with explaining her service offerings, her product knowledge is fantastic and she takes the time to look after her clients

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In progress

What could they have done better?

Carry in doing what she is doing

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

Review my pensions

How has Laura Bailey helped you?

Advised me on organising Condensing my pensions into one transferring my pensions and taking out an annuity Also explained everything clearly and has sorted out any problems with my old pension provider

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have compensation from my previous provider. Need more time to see how the pension increases

What could they have done better?

Nothing