Reviewed for

Insurance and Protection ( 2 )

Pensions ( 41 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 27 )

Investments and Savings ( 36 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 10 )

Inheritance Planning ( 10 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 5 )

Financial Planning ( 18 )

Financial Mentoring ( 3 )

Financial Coaching ( 2 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 8 )

£200k - £500k ( 13 )

£100k - £200k ( 2 )

£50k - 100k ( 1 )

Client reviews

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Martin

Martin was great. He spent a lot of time discussing our financial situation, was very patient and detailed in his advice.

Martin's reply

Many thanks, Jeevan for this review - and I look forward to meeting you and your family again in due course. Best wishes, Martin

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in London

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

I needed advice and help in relation to my various pensions and ISA investments with a view to retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Martin's advice and assistance was exemplary and completely produced the outcome I was hoping for.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin took from my shoulders all my worries about where to start with various pension and ISA companies. I was looking to retire. I needed someone to take over all necessary negotiations with these companies, and provide advice as to the relevant options. Martin did exactly what I needed, and saved me many hours of struggling to understand how to sort out my finances. As a result, I now feel financially safe, to a level that I did not expect.

What could they have done better?

Martin exceeded my expectations, and could not have done better.

Martin's reply

Hi Richard, and very many thanks for your generous review. I'm delighted to have helped you get your financial plans on-track, ands I look forward to helping keep them that way! With best wishes, Martin

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Northamptonshire

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

Previous adviser left

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Listened, good personalised support and advice

Martin's reply

Hi Sharon, and many thanks for taking the time to leave this kind review...it is much appreciated! With best wishes, Martin

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Service

Advice

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Retirement Planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is currently a work in progress

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Sage financial advise - Friendly and patient

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Hi Martin - and many thanks indeed for your encouraging words. I'm delighted to be helping with your long term financial and income planning and I look forward to many years of successful planning! With best wishes, Martin

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I Needed to consolidate my pensions for retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

This is the first year so I am still waiting to see how the pension investments perform

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

He has explained all of the options I have regarding my pensions and retirement planning

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Dear David, Many thanks for leaving me this kind review. I have been delighted to assist in your pension and investment planning, and I look forward to helping you keep on track for many years to come. With thanks and best wishes, Martin

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

My husband retired and had a lump sum to invest and work for us

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Obviously with Covid and other things in the world it’s a bit up and down it we expected it and we don’t need to touch it yet so it doing pretty well

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

He listens to what we want and why we want it, he helps us to understand how we can make things work for us. He treats us as individuals not just one of his clients

What could they have done better?

Get the guy from the premium bonds to knock on our door with the million pound payout ?. (Martin will understand this joke)

Martin's reply

Hi Miranda, and many thanks for a lovely review. I'll keep trying on that £1m premium bond win...! Best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I retired with a lump sum to invest and my wife and I were looking for reliable financial planning for the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin has always been readily contactable, provided advice and guidance when we wanted it and had regular face to face meetings to review our position

What could they have done better?

Not sure there is anything

Martin's reply

Many thanks indeed for your kind words. I’ve been delighted to help with your financial planning, and I look forward to working with you for years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

after covid and redundancy was looking to take early retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin sorted our finances to allow myself and my partner to take early retirement we are really pleased with the outcome

What could they have done better?

nothing i can think of

Martin's reply

Many thanks indeed for your kind words. I’ve been delighted to help with your financial planning, and I look forward to working with you for years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Needed financial advice for long term

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Planning, tax advice and pensions

Martin's reply

Many thanks indeed for your kind words. I’ve been delighted to help with your financial planning, and I look forward to working with you for years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Approaching pensionable age.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Pensions all tidied up.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Options explained and discussed.

What could they have done better?

Can't think of anything.

Martin's reply

Many thanks indeed for your kind words. I’ve been delighted to help with your financial planning, and I look forward to working with you for years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Warwickshire

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

Long term investment planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far I have.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

He provided a sensible and logical approach to my financial questions and a thorough review and recommendation

What could they have done better?

Little

Martin's reply

Many thanks indeed for your kind words. I’ve been delighted to help with your financial planning, and I look forward to working with you for years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Needed to invest money from a sale of a company into a pension ISA and investment

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Steady considering the market over the last couple of years

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Advised a pension ISA and investment considering my objectives and attitude to risk

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Many thanks indeed for your kind words. I’ve been delighted to help with your financial planning, and I look forward to working with you for years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

October, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

My previous Advisor retired.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin has provided sound professional advice providing peace of mind that my investments are well looked after particularly during these turbulent times

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Dear Tony, many thanks indeed for your kind words - I am most grateful. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

October, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in London

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

Advice in relation to pension policies and investments with a view to retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

He has painstakingly sorted out and handled all dealings with insurance companies and ISA providers, so as to achieve the best possible financial outcome.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Martin's reply

Dear Richard, Very many thanks for your kind words. I'm delighted to have helped you get things organised, and I look forward to working with you over the years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

relocation, retirement of trusted adviser and dissatisfaction with his replacement and the company generally.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

in terms of service, yes; but in terms of results too early to say.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Reviewed our current situation and suggested changes for implementation with full explanations

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Dear Chris and Liz, Thank you very much - I'm delighted that you're happy with everything and I look forward to helping with your financial planning for many years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Whilst I understood the basic principles of drawing a pension and investments I needed a specialist to advise me on the best options available to maximise my income.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have been drawing a pension for the last 18months and I am satisfied with the investment strategy and income from those investments.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin has held 6 monthly review meetings and made me aware of alternative investments available. This has been particularly important over the last 12 months when the UK has seen inflation and interest rates rise.

What could they have done better?

Nothing , satisfied with regularity and detail of communication to date,

Martin's reply

Dear Richard, Thank you very much for your kind words. I look forward to helping with your financial planning over the years to come. With best wishes, Martin.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Martin

very friendly and answered my queries with an obvious high level of knowledge and gave good advice

Martin's reply

Hi Mike. Many thanks for your kind words - and I hope to work with you on your financial planning in the future. With best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Utilization of surplus funds and preparatory Inheritance planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In progress. Longer term

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Advice on investments and tax planning and recommendations on inheritance planning

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Many thanks, John. I'm delighted to have earned your kind words, and I look forward to working with you for many years to come. With thanks and best wishes, Martin,.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Husband retiring from the police so had a lump sum to invest

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we know savings can go up and down, which it has, but we also said we would hopefully not have to do anything with it for at least 5 years so we are as confident as we can be it will work out well

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

He really listens to what we want and explains things in an easy to understand way

What could they have done better?

Nothing. He’s really really good

Martin's reply

Hi Miranda. Thank you very much indeed for your kind words - I am really delighted that I've been able to help you both in feeling confident and content in your financial planning. I look forward to being your trusted adviser for years to come. Best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I was retiring from a career with a lump sum to invest and looking for financial planning for that investment and beyond through retirement/semi-retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The advice has been consistent with challenges in the market since I invested 3 years ago, meaning that investment returns have been variable but the advice has been consistent with these circumstances.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin has always been quick and ready to respond to any communications. He is such a friendly and approachable advisor who has left my wife and I feeling valued and safe with our investments and financial future.

What could they have done better?

Not sure

Martin's reply

HI Alex, Thanks so much for your kind words - I'm really delighted that you're happy with everything and I look forward to seeing you again!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Martin

Martin was very easy to talk to and gave me helpful advice.

Martin's reply

Hi Liz, Many thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I look forward to talking again any time you would like to call. Best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Pension Planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, considering the current financial climate

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

By managing my pensions and providing reassurance on taking early retirement

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Dear Rob, Many thanks for your kind words of support - I am delighted that you're pleased with my service and I look forward to working with you on your financial planning for many years to come. Martin.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Retirement planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

As expected in the current climate.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Reviewed workplace pensions.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Dear Sam, Many thanks for your kind words of support - I am delighted that you're pleased with my service and I look forward to working with you on your financial planning for many years to come. Martin.

Review from verified client

February, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

We were not satisfied with our previous advisor and a friend recommended Martin

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin is very professional and knowledgeable in his field of expertise. He answered all the questions we raised and provided advice on all areas.

What could they have done better?

I can’t think of anything

Martin's reply

Dear Caroline, many thanks for your kind words of support - I am very grateful and I look forward to helping with your financial planning for many years to come. I remember that we were recommended to you by a friend, and in turn, I'm especially pleased that you say you'd recommend me! Martin.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Investment advice and pension planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Managing my portfolio

Martin's reply

Hi Mike - many thanks for your kind words of support!

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I was approaching retirement age and needed to consolidate my existing pensions and provide an income from my pensions in retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We are still in the early stages of the pension transfer process

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin has been very easy to talk to and has explained things well during the process

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Thanks, David, for your kind review. I look forward to helping you with your financial planning for many years to come!

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Northamptonshire

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

Planning for retirement and looking for new FA

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes helpful advice

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Listened, advised

Martin's reply

Many thanks, Sharon, for your very kind review. I look forward to working with you over the years to come!

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

looking to retire early

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin sorted our finances so we were able to retire a few years early

What could they have done better?

nothing i can think of

Martin's reply

Hi Rob and Jacqui. Many thanks for your kind review – I'm delighted that you feel comfortable in your retirement planning and I enjoy helping you with it.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Liquidating business and putting cash from sale mainly in pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Looked at my total situation taking care to invest with tax efficiency

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Hi Linda, many thanks for your kind words of support. I'm delighted that you continue to be happy with your financial planning – and remember if there is anything you ever want to chat about, I'm always here!

Review from verified client

September, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Husband had retired from police but was still working full time so wanted to know what to do with pension and lump sum

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It’s slightly lower this year, but that’s not I expected and it was only just lower than we had hoped for

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Just properly listening to what we want and treating us as individual people rather than just clients

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. Very pleased

Martin's reply

Dear Miranda, Many thanks your very kind words. I'm delighted to be helping you with your financial planning, and I look forward to doing so for many years to come!

Review from verified client

July, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Cash in the bank was loosing value daily with inflation erosion. Lack of personal experience in the equity markets lead us to seek advice from Martin.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is too early to say but as longer term investors we have every confidence that our needs will be met.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

We have been very impressed by Martin’s rapid grasp of our financial situation and his recommendations to maximise opportunities within our conservative risk profile incorporating tax advice

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Hi John, and many thanks indeed for leaving me this review - I am most grateful and I look forward to working with you over the years to come. Best wishes, Martin.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I wanted more information on how best to spread my assets & to de risk them. I was looking for financial advice ahead of my retirement in around 10 years

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Gave me lots of advice & different options. Came back with an investment portfolio that would work for me.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Martin is always very quick to respond to any emails & happy to pop a meeting in to discuss if I have any questions.

Martin's reply

Many thanks, Alicia for your kind review - much appreciated.

Review from verified client

June, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I was considering early retirement and wanted expert advise on the feasibility and options open to me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have retired.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

After some investigations, Martin provided a financial plan, explained what it all meant which gave me the confidence to take the next step.

Martin's reply

Hi Martin, and many thanks for your review. I look forward to working with you over the years to come, whilst you enjoy your retirement!

Review from verified client

June, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Northamptonshire

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

Looking for new financial adviser (previous financial adviser from different company retired) and change in circumstances (including ill health affecting future retirement plans)

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Martin has taken the time to get to know us, explore our ambitions for the future (for ourselves and our family) and advise us well.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

By listening, analysing our attitude to risk, clear explanations and suggestions, taking time, pointing out various options, risks and benefits and being interested

Martin's reply

Many thanks for your kind words. I am delighted to be helping you with your financial planning and look forward to working with you over the years to come.

Review from verified client

June, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I was liquidating my business

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin used his expertise to come up with a pension/Isa/investment plan

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Thanks, Linda! I look forward to helping you with your financial planning for many years to come.

Review from verified client

June, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Income protection and financial planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Our family financial planning is now much more robust than before. We are on the road to building up wealth separately to the business and provide security in depth whatever the future holds.

Martin's reply

Thanks very much for your kind words, Ravi. I'm delighted to be helping you with your financial planning and I look forward to working with you over the years to come.

Review from verified client

April, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Derbyshire

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

I had not reviewed my pension/ retirement planning for many years and needed to update my planning.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes- Martin’s review and advice has enabled me to be more confident about my retirement plans.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin provided a full assessment of my position and helped clarify my plans. With his help my pension was moved to a more appropriate vehicle which has already shown benefits. I have altered my contributions to a more efficient manner on his advice and he has identified a tax efficient way of providing income security for my daughter who has a long term health condition.

What could they have done better?

Nothing- having had previous unsuccessful attempts to work with an IFA, I am pleased that with Martin and his firm I have achieved more in a few months than I had over a number of years.

Martin's reply

Dear Rupert, Many thanks for you kind words. I'm delighted to be helping with your financial planning and look I forward to continuing that over the years to come.

Review from verified client

March, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

To establish my Pension Savings were sufficient to enable me to retire at the age I intended and provide the annual income required to maintain my lifestyle.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes the information provided enabled me to make an informed decision regarding my retirement plans.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin consolidated my pension schemes into one pension pot and supplied information and advice to help me make a decision regarding the timing of my retirement.

What could they have done better?

At this moment I have been satisfied with the advice and service provided.

Martin's reply

Dear Richard, many thanks for your kind words. I'm delighted to have been of help, and I hope will continue to be for many more years, as you enjoy your retirement!

Review from verified client

March, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I was approaching retirement and wanted to review my financial situation and to get professional advice on savings and investments.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It’s early days as I have been a client of Martin’s for only six months. However, I feel confident with the approach Martin has taken with my investments. In fact, Martin had exceeded expectations. He is calm, explains everything very clearly and communication is excellent.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin really gets to know you, listens and remembers what you say from one meeting to the next. I therefore feel I have been offered a highly individualised level of support and advice.

What could they have done better?

I can’t think of anything either Martin or Rowley Turton could have done better.

Martin's reply

Dear Ania, Many thanks indeed for your kind words - feedback like this puts a smile on our faces! I look forward to helping with your financial planning for many years to come.

Review from verified client

March, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Pension Planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin listened to our retirement aspirations , analysed our financial situation and transferred an existing private pension which was lacking in investment strategy.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Martin's reply

Hi Rob, and many thanks for your kind words. I'm delighted to be helping with your financial planning!

Review from verified client

March, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

My husband and I wanted someone to review our existing pensions and savings in preparation for future retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin has provided us with a clear understanding and projection for our future investments enabling us to retire earlier than anticipated.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - received great service.

Martin's reply

Many thanks, Sam, for your kind words. I'm delighted to have been of help in your financial planning - and I hope that'll continue over the years to come!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Martin

Martin was a pleasure to meet and extremely helpful. I would totally recommend him. Thankyou for your advice. Michelle

Martin's reply

Hi Michelle, Many thanks for your kind feedback - I'm very grateful and I'm glad you found our meeting helpful. Best wishes, Martin.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Martin

Martin has taken great care and time to understand our current financial situation and explored in detail our concerns and priorities for the future. He has illustrated well , various options we have to change /enhance our financial portfolio taking into account diffent timeline we may have for instance with our retirement age. This was reassuring and given me a better perspective to embrace some forward planning.

Martin's reply

Dear Brigitte - how kind of you to leave a review for me; I am very grateful for this vote of confidence and for your kind words! I look forward to working with you for many years to come.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Martin

Martin is very friendly, patient and accommodating. He listened to our needs and requirements and came up with practical solutions. Also, he and his team did all the paperwork making the experience hassle free.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

we were looking to retire

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin sorted our finances which has allowed us to retire

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

What could they have done better?

nothing / Martin has been very helpful throughout all our dealing with him

Review from verified client

December, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

Looked for a new financial adviser nearer to my home address.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin was very open and transparent with regard to services offered and charges payable. Only 2 meetings held so still early to pass judgement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, my fund will now be managed by Rowley Turton private wealth management.

What could they have done better?

Nothing at this stage

Review from verified client

November, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Leicestershire

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

I needed a pension

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Gave me more information and helped to organise what was needed

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet it's too soon

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Switched to Rowley Turton on the advice of my accountant as I was unhappy with my previous pension advisers.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Carried out risk assessment, set up annuity and invested balance of funds.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2021

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Martin

Great advice from Martin he was really helpful when we looked at my pension options

Review from verified client

October, 2021

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Based in Leicestershire

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

Having recently retired, I was looking for some sound financial advice to plan for our future and make the most of pension investments

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin was very honest, open and offered sound advice that suited our wishes/needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Whilst it is early days to see any return in our investment, I feel confident that we have been well advised

What could they have done better?

Martin has always answered our queries and correspondence promptly and effectively. His explanations have been honest, at an appropriate level to our knowledge levels and we could not ask for more from his servuce

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June, 2021

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

My previous Advisor joined forces with a much larger London based firm which was not to my liking so sought out an IFA more closely suited to my requirements.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin provided excellent advice on managing my ISA's and Pension fund

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Exceeded expectations.

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June, 2021

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Based in Leicestershire

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

Husband retiring with a lump sum payout so wanted long term security

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Properly listened to us and what we wanted for our lives going forward. We weren’t just clients he treated us as the individual people we are

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It’s still early days for us, but it’s looking good so dar

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. The pandemic has made it more difficult to have a proper yearly catch up, which would be good as we have a few questions. But to be fair Martin is always available via email if we have really pressing questions

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May, 2021

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Would happily recommend Martin to friends and family & will return next time I need advice or financial services.

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April, 2021

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Martin was really helpful, and clearly went through my options explaining thoroughly, and also followed up what we spoke about with a clear email.

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March, 2021

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Based in Warwickshire

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

I am approaching retirement age and wanted to plan a retirement strategy in more detail.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin created a sensible retirement plan, explaining options and likely outcomes.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

so far, yes.

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January, 2021

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Based in Nottinghamshire

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

His sister company do the accounts for my company

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin helped me consolidate a number of different pensions where it was in my interest to do so and set up plans for future pension and savings investments.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely. Would 100% recommend.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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January, 2021

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Based in Leicestershire

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

Support on pension investments to ensure appropriately invested Decision to invest in ISAs as part of an overall strategy

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Understood by discussion my risk appetite (not purely based on a checklist) and offered an appropriate selection of funds, including providing comments on funds I had considered myself Took all of the admin pain away for me and my wife - handled transfer of existing ISAs and dealt promptly and efficiently with any queries along the way

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - transparent investment process and (so far!) very good performance

What could they have done better?

Very little based on experience so far

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October, 2020

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Based in Leicestershire

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

my partner and i have just finished work and needed our pensions sorting for retirement

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin sorted our pensions for us to get the income we require which i would have found very difficult to sort myself Martin will also monitor our plans over the next years which will be a good help

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes first payment should be with us in the next week

What could they have done better?

difficult to think of anything

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August, 2020

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Based in Leicestershire

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

Early retirement for health reasons for one of us and planning for early retirement for my wife at the same time. We had money to invest and also wanted to consolidate various smaller pensions my wife had. We were looking for financial planning advice for our future.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Actually listened to what we were looking to achieve. We didn’t feel the same pressure to invest In certain schemes that we had felt from others, instead Martin was friendly and really seemed to have our best interests in mind. It was clear that Martin is looking for long term clients and not just quick hits. He also seemed genuinely very happy for us when he illustrated How our long term financial Planning would allow for a “fantastic retirement”.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It’s too early to say how the investments will work out, but so far Martin has ticked all the boxes we were looking for and a couple we didn’t know about.

What could they have done better?

Can’t think of anything

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July, 2020

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Based in Outside UK

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

Martin and his partner Alan Turton had been financial advisors for my parents for a significant number of years prior to their deaths.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin managed very complex transactions with my inheritance from my parents estate which involved navigating the intricacies of US financial regulation (given that I am a US resident) in order to allow transfer of equity investments from the UK to the USA. This is not a routine matter and Martin managed the process in a flawless and very transparent manner.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely yes!

What could they have done better?

Nothing. It was all superbly well managed.

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June, 2020

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Based in Leicestershire

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

Martin particularly helped me in exiting from an Employment Benefit Trust of which I was a Director.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

By displaying a thorough knowledge of the subject and guiding me through the processes step by step.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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June, 2020

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Based in London

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

I realised that life gets complicated and it's important to have someone to advocate for you and to discuss financial planning / protection.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

Martin goes above and beyond in trying to assist in my experience. He is not reactive but proactive and gives me the comfort that things are in order. There is constant work to do on pensions and investments with rules and regulations changing constantly. Martin is never too busy to respond and always very glad to help.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Very happy - don;t believe he could have done better unless he made me lots of money in an impossible market!

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June, 2020

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Based in Leicestershire

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

Due to retirement and ill health I needed to activate my pensions and to get the best advice to get the best return from the polices.

How has Martin Stanley helped you?

I needed to transfer policies from different pension companies and consolidate them into one manageable retirement policy for short term income and for inheritance purposes.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Due to my personal situation Martin did everything in my best interest to get the best possible results.