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Investments and Savings ( 7 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 11 )

Inheritance Planning ( 1 )

Long Term Care ( 1 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 48 )

Financial Planning ( 4 )

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Client reviews

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Gloucestershire

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

Wanting to retire

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Advice on pensions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

No

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December, 2023

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Based in Staffordshire

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

Recommended by Halifax and colleagues at work

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay has supported me thoroughly through my Works pension transfer to my current pension company

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely

What could they have done better?

Nothing at this moment they support me on a regular basis.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Merseyside

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

I was nearing retirement with a number of different pensions. I wanted them all in 1 place.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay and his team were able to combine my pensions, even found one which I was unaware I had.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and I am more than happy. I have peace of mind, that everything has been secured in the right place for me.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. I was kept up to date at every stage.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Cheshire

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

Due to final salary pension went with Sanjay as he was an expert in the field

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Helped with the transfer and paperwork on a specialised pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. All transfer went ahead and all paid out. He has been very patient with the delays due to my pension provider not been clear on their paperwork.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. All was done in a clear and speedy manner.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Merseyside

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

I needed advice on my pension and future retirement plans.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay and his team have helped me achieve my financial goals and I am in a much better financial situation than before I sought advice from Hanson's.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes the outcome was exactly as I hoped for thanks to Sanjay's help and advice. He constantly kept me updated.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything they could have done better. I will be entrusting my financial future to Hanson's. Thanks to Sanjay, Graeme and the team.

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November, 2023

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Based in East Lothian

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

I wanted to move two older pensions into a more modern flexible pension. There was a problem that one of the pensions was a trustee buyout plan and therefore much more complicated.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay and team were fantastic, they fully explained all the relevant steps. They also asked lots of relevant questions to ensure that they could find the absolute best new product for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My pensions have now been combined and I have access to the pension website so that I can check how it is performing.

What could they have done better?

Throughout the process I was kept fully informed of what was happening. Sanjay and his team were more than happy to answer all my questions. When I had to phone them all team members were very friendly and made sure I was always directed to the best person to help. I cannot recommend Sanjay highly enough.

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November, 2023

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Based in Merseyside

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

I retired aged 66

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He was able to explain about the pitfalls that exist

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Sanjey explained better than I was able to understand

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Cheshire

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

Pension consolidation advice and strategy planning

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He guided me through the intacacies and potential pitfalls of my financial requirements

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Looking for an Annuity

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Submitted an annuity figure for me and outlined financial advise he could supply if I decided to go forward with him.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

No because after weeks of consideration I decided to obtain my annuity from a different provider.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. I believe that the fee for the service was reasonable considering it included the setting up of an annuity, and additional financial advice. Unfortunately, the annuity offer which I accepted from a different provider was over £4000 annually more than Sanjays quote and was to good to dismiss. Furthermore, there was no fee to pay as this was payed to the annuity broker in commission by the annuity provider

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

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Very professional without the jargon explained every step clearly , Sanjay has a great team working for him Behind every great team is a great leader

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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His support was super helpful to understand my financial situation and gave advice on future steps that need taken to create financial independence.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2022

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Helpful and receptive to individual needs.

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in West Midlands

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

I wanted to access my pension pot early, but most importantly, I wanted my family (including my children) to benefit from my pension after my death.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Peter and Sanjay were very helpful. They answered all my questions quickly and applied no pressure at any time. I had to contact them numerous times, which they replied promptly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am confident that my long-term investment will be as expected or better, however given the current global financial situation, my investment is not doing as well as it was originally hoped, but neither am I concerned. It's not their fault, they don't have a crystal ball.

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything they could have done better, they seem to know what they are doing.

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

I was last week king to retire and transfer my defined benefits pension ,

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

yes

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

not yet but I've only been with Sanjay for a few months

What could they have done better?

not much ,very in depth I spoke to 3 different people regarding different aspects of the process ,each very professional and thorough and then told me in lsy man's terms

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Tyne and Wear

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

I contacted Sanjay as I am approaching 55 and wanted to be aware of and clear about plans for retirement.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay provided pension advice to support me to make sensible decisions to protect my financial future and help plan for retirement. The service is seamless and professional between Sanjay and the rest of the team. There is real, authentic and proper consideration of needs and requirements and the final advice is shaped by these. Responses to queries are well handled both in terms of time and quality. I felt able to ask any questions at any time. The quality and detail of the final advice is wonderful too - detailed but understandable. I feel aware and in control of my retirement plans.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I most certainly have - I am clear about what my pension provision looks like in the future and this has supported me to make informed decisions now that enable me to have financial stability at present and in retirement.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Cheshire

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

We were looking to move our pension from a company scheme.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay was able give us all the information, very knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, enthusiastic and thorough. He has helped us to achieve our financial goals.

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

June, 2022

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Sanjay explained everything about my pension to me in a detailed and understandable way,I felt comfortable with his honest opinion regarding my questions

Review from verified client

May, 2022

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Based in Flintshire

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

I wanted to change my DB pension into a DC drawdown pension to assist my early retirement plans.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay took all our financial information and future spend requirements of our planned early retirement at age 55 (at the time I was 52 and my wife was 50). Sanjay evaluated the CETV of my existing DB scheme to confirm it was a good offer and then with his profiling tools was able to confirm a DB transfer was in our best interests for our early retirement plans. My wife has a DB pension (18 years service) so this complimented my transfer. I would say I have a higher than average knowledge level of pensions and retirement plans but Sanjay held our hands through this life-changing decision with clear projections and illustrations and at no time were we pressured into making a decision.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We have the outcome we were hoping for with the DB transfer completed (to Royal London drawdown plan) and Sanjay also helped me move some smaller DC plans I had to the same Royal London drawdown plan. Sanjay has further helped us move our Royal London plan within the Royal London options to one with less exposure to the stock market now we are getting closer to 55.

What could they have done better?

I cannot see what Sanjay could have done better as we are 100% satisfied.

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in North Yorkshire

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

Specialist to move DB pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Moved a DB pension to private pension plan

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

I am looking to retire early and if anything should happen to me my family would still benefit from my pension and not the company pension I was with.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay explained all the pros and cons about transferring out of my company pension in clear detail and how my family would benefit if the worsted happened, very professional and easy to deal with.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have opted out and my pot is now invested seeing a slight growth already and waiting my instruction and it was three months earlier than estimated to finalise everything.

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think off very professional and easy to deal with.

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

I was looking to transfer out of a defined benefits pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay gave me advice and discussed what I would be giving up if I left the scheme I was in. He spoke about the pros and cons without influencing my decision

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far, as my pension as only recently transferred

What could they have done better?

Everything was fine

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Tyne and Wear

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

Early retirement, to transfer my pension from final salary scheme to drawn down.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Advised me on what was required to transfer my pension and what the pro’s and con’s of doing so.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of.

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

Ilooked for advice as I wanted better security for my pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He gave me good advice on how my pension could work better for me

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The transfer has only just been completed in the last couple of months So far i am happy with the outcome

What could they have done better?

Iam very happy with the work thay have done for me

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Kent

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

I was looking to transfer a final salary scheme to a money purchase scheme and found that lots of IFAS were unwilling to help or were very expensive

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He provided advice on my transfer but more importantly stayed in contact at every stage and explained the process all the way through. Regulation states that you have to pay for the transfer advice even if the advice is to stay with the final salary scheme. This concerned me but a very detailed abridged advice report was completed to ensure that a transfer would be suitable.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The final salary scheme was transferred

What could they have done better?

I don’t think anything could have been any better. They provided great advice and reassurance at every stage if the process. I have a further final salary scheme as has my wife and I will use Sanjay again when I am ready to transfer this scheme. Excellent adviser and company. I would strongly recommend them.

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April, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

Bereavement in the family.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

I asked him about the options about my works pension and what was best going forward.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have seen what I am hoping to achieve.

What could they have done better?

Everything was all good wouldn't change nothing no issues.

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April, 2022

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Based in Wrexham

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

I wanted to transfer my DB pension into a more flexible drawdown arrangement. I was very concerned with widely varying quote prices to take advice on this subject in the sector.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sound advice and great patience with the DB fund managing company which was absolutely terrible in their duties. their pricing structure seems very fair compared to others in the sector. The advice was evidently trustworthy.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The transfer was completed.

What could they have done better?

There is nothing I could have asked them to improve upon as the delays were all on the DB provider's side.

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April, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

I wanted to see if my defined benefit pension was giving me the best value and good return

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay took time to understand my position, and produced forecasts based on my current status, and other possibilities. He gave advice based on my preferences and needs but was never pushy or unhelpful

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I feel that my Investments are now in a far better place and I have been able to pay off my remaining loans

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Dunbartonshire

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

To help me transfer my pension into a more flexible option

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He explained every detail of the transfer so easy to understand

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely 100%

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all

Review from verified client

March, 2022

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Based in East Sussex

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

I wanted to consolidate my pensions an release some of the balance

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He has organised everything for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes exactly what I wanted

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February, 2022

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Based in Lancashire

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

Having a pension which did not fit my current circumstances

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay and his associates have guided me through the transfer of my pension and investment process

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes very pleased with the service provided

What could they have done better?

more details required for some questions to simplify process but after requesting advice i had a better understanding

Review from verified client

February, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

pension Transfer

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay advised me about options if I were to transfer to a Flexi drawdown pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

not at the moment as I have only been with Hanson's Financial advisor (Sanjay) since November 2021

What could they have done better?

can't think of anything more Sanjay could have done for me

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February, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

To change my pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Very good advice given

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very satisfactory

What could they have done better?

N/A

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February, 2022

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Based in Merseyside

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

Looking to transfer 2 occupational pension schemes

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Made process really easy

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

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November, 2021

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Based in Cornwall

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

No other firm could complete my pension transfer.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He gave practical and accurate advice to enable the transfer to proceed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have.

What could they have done better?

Nope.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Cheshire

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

To consolidate my pensions and future plans

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Excellent advice on how to try and achieve my future personal goals in future years.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very early to confirm as my pension has only been running a couple of months but I've already seen excellent growth.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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November, 2021

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Based in Lancashire

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

Needed help and advice with my pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Went through all options and gave me the best advice that I needed. Any questions I needed answering I only had to ring and they would explain it clearly for me

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

What could they have done better?

Don't think they could have done more to my knowledge everything was explained to me

Review from verified client

October, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

Pension transfer

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay provided advice regarding my pension transfer

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I am fully satisfied with service I received

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2021

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Very pleased with the outcome of my enquiry, very efficient, heard from the person my enquiry was about within the hour! Would definitely recommend,

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September, 2021

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Based in Flintshire

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

Looking to transfer a FSP

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

clear advise and efficient transfer

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Not much really -

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September, 2021

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Based in Lancashire

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

I wanted to move my work pension to another provider, so that I could more closely manage it.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay reviewed my financial position, my expectations for the future and provided product possibilities to consider that were in line with these expectations

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - one of the products that Sanjay brought to my attention fits with my expectation. Sanjay helped to set up the product behind the scenes which was very helpful

What could they have done better?

As the process that I followed reached the conclusion I was expecting then I find it difficult to find real negatives. There is a fine line between not enough communication and too much (and feeling pushy) - but I would suggest that the final stage of the process (ie once the decision to progress / transfer has been made) is promoted more as part of the service, and that the client is then given step by step communication of what is occurring behind the scenes

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September, 2021

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Based in Somerset

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

Required a transfer of final pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay took me through the process, gave sound advice, provided detailed risk analysis, was always available for and questions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, the whole process was smooth and efficient

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August, 2021

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Based in Cheshire

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

Defined benefit pension transfer advice

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Transferred the pension and released cash

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

No

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August, 2021

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Based in Manchester

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

I had turned 55 and wanted to see the options available to me

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He sorted out my pension transfer and release of funds with ease

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I think a bit more communication would have been better

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August, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I needed to transfer a pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay advised me if all the options and projections making it simple to understand and make an informed decision

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Only time will tell

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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August, 2021

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Based in Cheshire

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

Having reached 55yrs old I wanted to semi-retire so that I could provide childcare to my 2yr old Grand daughter. Looking at the figures on my HBOS Final Salary Pension, I had resigned myself to seeing retirement as not an option until my state pension started at 67yrs old, and even then I would probably still need to work! A friend recommended Sanjay and suggested I give him a call. He spoke very highly of Sanjay, having utilised his services in relation to his own pension.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

With great professionalism and an empathic understanding of my situation, Sanjay reassured me that my situation was one that he had dealt with numerous times before. As a professional he didn't give me any false hopes or misguided expectations, Sanjay was straight talking, honest and informed me of the process we would need to go through before an outcome could be determined. At every stage of the process Sanjay was on hand to offer guidance and advice, either by phone or email (which he always replied to promptly!) . Sanjay's calm, professional and knowledgeable approach, his 'no jargon' talk and willingness to answer every question I had so that I was 100% clear in my understanding, kept my expectations grounded and realistic.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have just had my HBOS Final Salary Pension transferred into another pension and can now reduce my working week so that I can spend precious time looking after my Grand daughter!!! The new Pension is so much more flexible and suitable for my own personal needs, and I wont have to work past my state pension date!!!! Absolutely fantastic service....I cant recommend Sanjay enough. I wont hesitate recommending him. Thanks Sanjay

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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August, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I was seeking specialist advice on what to do with my pensions as I near retirement age.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay enabled me to make the right decisions on where to transfer and invest my pension pot.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I was after more flexibility with my pension and although its early days yet this was the right decision for me.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Sanjay was pretty clear about what was happening and when.

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August, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I was looking to transfer my DB pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Transfer my DB pension Sanjay was professional at all times, no pressure at all on any of aspects of my DB transfer , everything was done at my pace, he made sure i clearly understood the options , the risks and the opportunities. His expert knowledge was clear to see in the face to face meeting again no pressure just polite and informative If i did not understand something we went through it in detail which i appreciated. I had spoken to a number of IFA but speaking to Sanjay and meeting him face to face i know i made the right decision.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Early Days but the investments that i wanted i am happy with

What could they have done better?

I personally think , Sanjay's company do not know how good and professional they are in my opinion and need to promote their business more

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August, 2021

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Transfer from DB pension.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Reviewed my requirements and jumped on analysis and guidance, hw owned the problem and drove the work,keeping me informed and was always ready to answer my questions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and without wasting anytime.

What could they have done better?

Nothing so far

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August, 2021

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Based in Kent

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

I reached 55 and wanted to review my pensions

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He arranged a transfer of my scheme benefits

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

To reduce my outgoings and allow me flexibility in my retirement

What could they have done better?

Nothing. He actually listened to me & dealt with my circumstances patiently & prefessionally.

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August, 2021

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Based in Caerphilly

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

Necessity

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

He was prompt, courteous and efficient

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, it was a perfect service

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August, 2021

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Based in Hertfordshire

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

Needed to transfer out two pensions, one of which was a final Salary

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

The process was thorough, but not over complicated The service was professional, but simply delivered The result was excellent

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely!

What could they have done better?

I have no negative comments to make, there were a few occasions when emails could have been answered quicker, but in the overall process its just knit-picking.

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July, 2021

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Based in Manchester

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

my retirement

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

advised me how to invest my money to give me the pension I required and arranged the transfers and setup of my pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes I have the pension and flexibility I wanted.

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July, 2021

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Based in Lancashire

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

Potential transfer of a final salary pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay provided a detailed review of my options and carefully explained the pros and cons of a transfer

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes the transfer was completed successfully

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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June, 2021

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Based in Flintshire

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

Was looking for someone to transfer my final salary pension to a drawdown.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Arranged everything for me and fully explained the procedure and laid out all costs for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Can't think of anything as they have done everything that I asked.

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June, 2021

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Very,very pleased with Sanjay.Everything explained to me clearly and All costs laid out for the future.His team are a pleasure to deal with and everything is done speedily. Have no hesitation in recommending him to my fellow work colleagues.

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June, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I needed advice on a defined benefit pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay explained the whole process thoroughly and was always on hand if I had any questions .

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

To be honest they done everything I required

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June, 2021

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Based in Nottinghamshire

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

I needed advise on my final salary pension with the view to transfer.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Absolutely fantastic service right from the start Sanjay was very informative and experienced in the knowledge of pension transfer I would and have recommended an old work colleague to Sanjay for the same service. Another plus in my books is that you can contact Sanjay direct and would always communicate back if busy. The whole experience with Sanjay was first class.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes but the outcome could of been different but this would not of reflected on the level of service received by Sanjay.

What could they have done better?

in my books Nothing as I found the level of service exceptional at all times.

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May, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I had two previous company pensions I wanted to review and potentially bring together as one

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

The information Sanjay provided was clear and comprehensive. He was friendly and happy to answer all of my questions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have transferred my two pensions into a new scheme.

What could they have done better?

Can't think of anything!

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May, 2021

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Based in Flintshire

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

Pension transfer

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay, I would like to highly recommend the service you have provided. Myself and my wife have felt very much supported from yourself and you're guidance and knowledge has enabled us to secure an early retirement . My pension is now in safe hands and will allow me the flexibility to enjoy life. I have already recommended yourself to colleagues in work and I know my wife will be doing the same. Thank you so much for a five star service and I know we will be using you again for future investments.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, sanjay was fantastic.

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May, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I have numerous pensions that I have paid into for some years and wanted someone to have a look and see if I am getting full benefit from them for retirement although I still have a while to go.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Yes of course. Explained what I had in simple terms and what could happen if and or if I did this or did that. Ultimately it’s my decision but he was on hand to answer questions promptly and answered them in a way that I understood.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, but time will tell but so far happy.

What could they have done better?

Not sure to be honest. Really good dealing with him.

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April, 2021

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Based in Lancashire

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

Was looking to take 25% tax free lump sum from my pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Organised all paper work, i only had to sign

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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February, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

Accesing my pension pot

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Explained options very well

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

too soon to judge yet

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of

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February, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I had a pension from Ford Motor Company transfer value was well above £100,000 but come 65 they were only giving me£4000 a year

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay contacted me after I'd been on a government website looking for pension advice, we had a telephone conversation and I was really impressed with his attitude, professional ability to convey to someone who has no idea of pensions what was the correct decision for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, he even broke down the financial income year on year that I would receive for the next 30 years plus

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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February, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

We required financial advice to support a transfer of my pension fund to another Finance Comany / Administrator.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay provided financial advice and cordinated all of the paperwork. He produced a detailed finacial report and expertly walked us through it.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, my pension was transferred successfully.

What could they have done better?

I do not believe the work undertaken could have been better in any way.

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January, 2021

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Based in Cheshire

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

Opted out of my firm's pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Gave me advice and talked me through everything in great detail.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Definitely. Couldn't be happier how it went. Even with the pandemic the timescale from start to finish was decent.

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of.

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January, 2021

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Based in Manchester

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

i wanted to withdraw my 25% tax free pension pot but had to transfer out of my final salary pension.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

he helped me though the stages needed to transfer out

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Sanjay was very honest , helpful but most of all always understood and listened to what i wanted . He never made me feel that it wasn't my money we where discussing. He was always available even weekend and evenings, true gent.

What could they have done better?

absolutely nothing more he could have done.

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January, 2021

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Based in Lancashire

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

Being able to access my final salary pension

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

By not only assisting with accessing my final salary pension but also a frozen military pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My expectations have been far exceeded

What could they have done better?

I am more than happy with the service provided and any negative issues were completely outside the control of Hanson Financial Services

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January, 2021

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Based in Cheshire

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

I couldn't complete the pension transfer without a financial advisor's advice.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Efficiently got all the data from me, provided a clear analysis on which I was able to make the decision.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Pension now transferred and growing. The fees are already covered by growth (as things stand)

What could they have done better?

We'd always like it cheaper but I understand pension transfers are higher risk and carry large costs for the advisor.

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January, 2021

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Based in Merseyside

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

I was looking to combine and transfer out a number of defined benefit pensions

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay fully explained the process and allowed me to understand my risk appetite , he put together a comprehensive forecast for me and fully explained how this was calculated.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes, although it was complicated to combine my various pensions he made the process a seamless one and I would not hesitate in recommending Sanjay to anyone looking for independent pension advice.

What could they have done better?

I'm really struggling to find any improvement in Sanjays professionalism and expertise as any delays were always due to my existing provider .

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December, 2020

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Based in Merseyside

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

I had reached age 55 and having retired early was looking to access my pensions. I had a DB pension and a DC pension and needed advice on how best to deal with each. I had approached Pension Wise in the first instance, they recommended Hansons. I also met with another couple of firms so that I could get a feel for who I felt I could work with best.

How has Sanjay Gambhir helped you?

Sanjay spent a good deal of time at the initial meeting with me and my husband to understand our overall financial position. In subsequent meetings Sanjay took us through some very thorough analysis of various options that were available to me. He outlined benefits and associated risk recommending an option that gave us the potential for the returns that we were looking for at an even lower level of risk than we had indicated we were comfortable to take. I feel totally confident in Sanjay's approach, he is always keen to explain areas that I struggle to understand, over and over if necessary, without making me feel stupid. His customer service is second to none. He is always available to take my calls or answer my emails, even on topics not directly related to my pension, but other investment queries that crop up. I feel that the benefits that I will receive from my pension are far better as a result of my dealings with Sanjay. I'm so please that I took professional advice, and so pleased that I chose Sanjay as my financial advisor.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My pension transfers went really smoothly and payments are arriving as expected. Although it's early days the performance of my pension has exceeded expectations.

What could they have done better?

I honestly can't find a single weakness in the service that I have received. I am confident that I'm in good hands - in fact if Carlsberg did Financial Advisors .....

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December, 2020

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