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Insurance and Protection ( 1 )

Pensions ( 22 )

Equity Release ( 1 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 15 )

Investments and Savings ( 14 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 8 )

Inheritance Planning ( 4 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 12 )

Financial Planning ( 8 )

Financial Mentoring ( 2 )

Financial Coaching ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 4 )

£200k - £500k ( 5 )

£100k - £200k ( 8 )

Up to £50k ( 2 )

£50k - 100k ( 2 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

June, 2024

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Finally realised that I should have been more on the ball when it came to monitoring the performance of the pensions that I had taken out over the year's.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom acessed all my pension and help organise them, closing some down that were failing and opening up a brand new pension plan that combined all the poor performing pensions.This then became a fantastic saving fund that was much easier to maintain and manage and Tom meets with me every year to ensure that I am happy with the fund and to discuss any changes i would like to make.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes i have already seen the benefits of Tom's advice and his expertise,the failure of the old pensions has already gone full circle and I am amazed that the new fund is already producing profit and the prospects for the future are extremely good.Obviously no one can forsee the future in this time of uncertainty but I am 100% confident in Tom's ability to steer me and my wife through any troubled waters.

What could they have done better?

I honestly can't think of anything that I can say if only or i wish we had done that.From our very first meeting Tom gave me a plan of action and a step by step account of the way forward.

Tom's reply

Hi Martin, really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. I was very happy to help with organising your pensions and look forward to continuing to work together. Many thanks, Tom.

Review from verified client

May, 2024

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Looking for financial guidance for our retirement

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom has given us good financial advice helping us making the right decisions about our future

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not applicable yet

What could they have done better?

Nothing as yet

Tom's reply

Hi Lynne. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I was very happy to assist with your retirement planning and look forward to working together in the future. Many thanks, Tom.

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?

Transition of pension fund and to set up an ISA

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom has helped me assess my investment risk appetite and guided through various options

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too soon to tell!

What could they have done better?

No issues

Tom's reply

Hi Ash. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! I was very happy to help with your pensions and the ISA, and I look forward to being of assistance in the future. Regards Tom

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in East Riding

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

I needed to ensure my finances were in good order due to a medical condition.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom took the time to sit down with us, to go through our pension schemes and our future requirements. We found him to be very knowledgeable, personable, professional and understandable of our needs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is early days, as yet. But so far, so good.

What could they have done better?

As yet, nothing.

Tom's reply

Hi Jerry Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it's much appreciated. Very glad to hear you've been happy with your service so far and I look forward to working together in the future. Kind Regards Tom

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in East Riding

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

Husband has terminal illness

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Sorting many pensions into few and more appropriate investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We hope to see the outcomes

What could they have done better?

Tom was great, no improvements needed.

Tom's reply

Hi Sorrel Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I was very happy to help with your's and your husband's pensions during a difficult time and I look forward to working together moving forward. Kind regards Tom

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

My company was moving thier provider and using Tom's company for thier advice so assumed like a good enough reason

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Consolidation of numerous company pensions and planning for my future

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I hope so

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Hi Mike Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. I'm glad we could help in the consolidation of your various pensions and I look forward to working together in the future. Regards Tom

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2024

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Tom understood my pension needs and we worked through a possible plan. Really appreciated Tom's expertise and would strongly recommend anyone thinking of taking retirement to talk to Tom

Tom's reply

Hi Steve Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. I'm glad you found our meeting useful and I would be happy to be available to help in the future should you need it. I would also be very happy to talk to any friends or family you feel could benefit from meeting me. Regards Tom

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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Tom listened to what we both had to say and explained everything so that we had a much better understanding of our finances.

Tom's reply

Hi Lynne, pleasure to meet you and Steve last week. I'm glad you found our meeting useful and I look forward to working together. Regards, Tom.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Being able to access my pension at 55 years old

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Reliable, pleasant . Fully explained all my various options without any pressure at all .

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes , thoroughly explained and executed.

What could they have done better?

Would have liked associated fees to be a little less but you get what you pay for and it was my choice to pay and I don’t regret the expertise I was able to access.

Tom's reply

Hi Phil, thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. I'd glad to have helped you in accessing your pensions and I'm happy you valued taking professional advice. Regards, Tom

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

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Very helpful at the meeting, but the fee structure is a potential concern.

Tom's reply

Hi David. Thank you for leaving a review and I'm glad you found our meeting helpful. I appreciate the fees for financial advice can seem high however, I hope you can see the value in the tax efficiency and in depth investment planning in line with your risk and ethical preferences that our independent financial advice could offer you. Regards, Tom.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in East Riding

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

Too look at the full suite of pension schemes I hold then following a review of financial planning and future needs ascertain if they are best placed to reach the goals of the plan.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

By looking at the benefits and disadvantages of my current pensions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Early stages.

What could they have done better?

At this stage nothing

Tom's reply

Hi Duncan. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you found the full review of your pensions beneficial. I look forward to working together moving forward. Regards, Tom.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2023

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Helped us get things on track at the outset.

Tom's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Peter. It is much appreciated. I'd be happy to meet again to discuss your financial planning in due course. Regards, Tom.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

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Tom was very professional and listened very carefully to what I said.

Tom's reply

Hi Liz, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I hope you found our initial meeting useful. Many thanks, Tom.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

September, 2023

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Tom was very personable He answered all our questions in a way we could understand . He also gave advice on what to do in the future, this was very helpful.Would keep in contact with Tom.

Tom's reply

HI Richard, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you felt that you learnt a lot from our meeting. I look forward to helping you in the future should you need our services.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Service offered through my employer.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Navigate me through deciding best way forward for consolidating my private pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, very satisfied.

Tom's reply

Hi Roberta, thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I'm happy to have helped you consolidating your pensions and look forward to working together in the future.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Wanted to re-assess savings.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom advised on the type of savings he considered best suited our requirements. Tom was also very helpful after we had concluded the matter and needed to make a small amendment.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is too soon to say.

What could they have done better?

I consider Tom did all he could to meet our requirements.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Annual review

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Moved the pensions to a more secure pension provider.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the pension was moved very quickly.

What could they have done better?

Nothing; all was good.

Tom's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Mick. Much appreciated.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

To seek support in buying a pension from my pension fund.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Very thorough in questions asked and supportive in fully understanding what I was looking for and he felt assured that I understood aspects I needed to consider to ensure I was able to make an informed decision. He was was very thorough, kept me informed and found me a very satisfactory pension. On the odd occasion I contacted him and left a message he returned my call timely and updated me thoroughly. I would highly recommend to my family and friends.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes despite the company my pension was with dragging their heals. Tom supported me in my complaint against the company and I was happy with the evidence Tom could have supplied, if needed, and also the outcome of my complaint.

What could they have done better?

Nothing I was very satisfied

Tom's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review, Audrey.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Lancashire

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

With my company

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Very helpful

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Made me more money ?

Tom's reply

Thank you for your review, Charlie. Much appreciated.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Our savings needed to be invested to protect their value against inflation, and also to review our financial situation for the future.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom has been extremely professional, being helpful in a very honest way, and we believe he's offered financial advice that's always been in our best interests. He's always been available & approachable and happy to answer all queries we've had, treating us respectfully at all times.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We're in the very early days of investment, so we've no expectations at the moment. However, we feel comfortable that our money is being handled appropriately in our best interests.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, in our opinion.

Tom's reply

Thank you for the positive review, Janice.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Very smart, seems to know what he’s talking about Gave good advice

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

To review my my pension plans as I am approaching the age when planning for the future is more relevant.I have had pensions all my life but have never really checked on their performance.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom reviewed all my plans to give me a clear picture of what was a good person and what wasn't actually making any money for me.He also checked what pension plans my wife had and what we were likely to receive from the state pension scheme to give us a realistic idea of our financial situation and how we would be in the years up to my eventual retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes indeed my plan's included a split pension scheme that hadn't actually made any real money in year's, which I was very frustrated about as I should have been more pro active with my investments instead of just leaving it to the so called specialists.Tom actually moved 3 of my pension plans into a new pension scheme that has out performed the market for the last 5 year's, so hopefully it will recoup some of the lost year's that the old investment didn't earn anything.Also i released 20% from one of my bigger plans before it was reinvested to which we have made all kinds of changes to our house and lives to which we will be forever grateful to Tom for his guidance and support.

What could they have done better?

I should have been more pro active with my investments in previous years and thankfully Tom has gone some way to re-establish the earning capacity of my pension plans for the next decade.

Tom's reply

Thank you for the positive review, Martin.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

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

Need to transfer pension from existing provider

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom gave thorough, clear and straightforward advice, and actioned the necessary changes quickly and efficiently. On meeting him, I had absolute confidence in his expertise and professionalism, and that he had our best interests at heart.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Although it's too early to tell whether the new pension plan is performing better, I am confident that Tom gave us the right advice.

Tom's reply

Thank you for your kind review, Anne. It is much appreciated.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

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

We needed a private pension

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom has been very reassuring by being highly knowledgeable and approachable.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Tom's reply

Thank you for the kind review, Chris. Much appreciated.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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The investment advice that Tom has given me is too new to give an opinion on. Therefore, value-for-money is a question for the future, not least because I have not used an investment adviser before. Tom is a likeable, knowledgeable and contactable fellow, and I will be happy to deal with him and your company in the future.

Tom's reply

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

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Having sold an investment (rental) property we wanted to invest and hopefully draw a small income from our investments. Tom helped/ guided us through this process. We have great faith in his knowledge and expertise. A very pleasant, patient advisor.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

As above.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Starting to. It's early days in a very volatile market.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Tom's reply

Thank you for the kind review, Ed. I look forward to continuing to work with you.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Had no idea where to start with our investments so needed help.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Advised us what to do and made sure we were completely happy. Also, he was happy to put our plans into practise.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, all sorted.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review, Linda.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Needed to reassess my savings.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom quickly understood my requirements and clearly explained the options available to me. His knowledge, patience and understanding were much appreciated.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome will obviously show over time but I am happy with the choices made.

What could they have done better?

I am pleased with how everything was conducted and doubt anything could have been done any better.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

I wanted to check that my savings planning was the most suitable for my age and requirements.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

He understood what I wanted to know and explained the options clearly to me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The savings planning was all quickly and efficiently arranged by Tom and I am happy with the outcome.

What could they have done better?

As far as I am aware, nothing could have been done better.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2023

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Very helpful discussion in clear language. Had prepared before meeting. Left us with an open invitation for any follow up. If more advice needed, Tom would be my first port of call

Review from verified client

May, 2023

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Based in Kent

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

Through employer

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Good pension advise and transfered private pension to Company pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

cheaper transfer fees but service very good

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

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Very professional and knowledgeable

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

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He was able to answer my queries around the general direction I should take as I move from employment to retired.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

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I do not find it easy to understand some financial matters, but Tom was easy to talk to, and explained things, I was unsure about, very lucidly.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

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Good understanding

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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Tom was very helpful and knowledgeable. He answered my questions and was polite and professional in his response.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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very knowledgeable on subject matter and an exceedingly pleasent person to deal with

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Somerset

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

Change of Pension

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Helping me plan my retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not as yet

What could they have done better?

To early to tell

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Moved home and required a review of my protection needs

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Ensured I was fully covered in the worst case scenario

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so

What could they have done better?

N/A

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Confused with pensions

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Moved all savings & pension accounts to make more manageable

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Decided to review my pensions as I hold 6 and have actually done nothing with them ever.FBW had contacted me about my current pension that they set up for the company i work for.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom took the time to study all the different pension's that I have and what they actually mean to me at retirement.Plus anything extra that they offered.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We haven't finalized the end product yet but will be ready for early next year.

What could they have done better?

As we haven't finished the process yet I can't really think of anything at this time.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Wanted to understand my options around pension consolidation.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom provided comprehensive feedback for all my existing pensions, clearly explaining the setup of each one and their performance, and clear advice on next steps.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes! Tom has helped me better understand pension performance and the various options available to me.

What could they have done better?

The service provided exceeded my expectations.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Im due to retire and was told to seek a Financial Advisor

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom took me through all the steps one by one .Explained everything as we went through my options . He advised me on which option suited my needs for my retierment . He gave me time to think it over with no pressure . Tom did a fantastic job for me and my partner . All in all im very satisfied for my future and may i say Tom has given me a oeice of mind which i didnt have till i met up with him Very nice guy

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes i have thanks to Tom

What could they have done better?

In my own opion i dont see how Tom could have done anything more then what he has allready My future looks in very good shape

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Pension review

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Explained the options for my pension in the future

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have not drawn my private pension, so have not seen the outcome yet.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

We have a review every 2 years .

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

He told us what we might expect to get in our pensions. We will not know until we retired .

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Don't know.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

I wanted to invest so me money to try to ensure it keeps up with inflation as it was not doing so in the bank and I wanted to invest for a future pension.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Tom was very open about risks and possibilities and was very knowledgeable on the possibilities available to meet my needs. He was also available to answer any questions I had.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too short a time currently, and everything seems to have been affected by the current world and UK financial rollercoaster due to Brexit, Ukraine and Russian war, and the price of energy and goods. My outcomes are more long term.

What could they have done better?

They seem to have covered what I need and, unfortunately, they don't have control over national and international markets.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Sold an investment property.

How has Tom Olsak helped you?

Set up a set of investments for my wife and I to draw an income from in the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet.....early days.

What could they have done better?

Difficult to judge.