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Insurance and Protection ( 1 )

Pensions ( 23 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 18 )

Investments and Savings ( 24 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 3 )

Inheritance Planning ( 5 )

Long Term Care ( 2 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 3 )

Financial Planning ( 13 )

Financial Coaching ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 7 )

£200k - £500k ( 9 )

£100k - £200k ( 3 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

June, 2024

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Based in Norfolk

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

I was planning on early retirement and wanted advice on whether this was possible and if I could afford to retire early

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has given me advice on my work pensions, including when they are available, and also regarding when my state pension will become available and what I need to do to claim this. He also advises on my pension income and the strategies used t ensure this meets my needs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

N/A

Review from verified client

June, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

I became responsible for my mother’s finances as Power of Attorney when she moved into a nursing home

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has managed her investments but also given me personal advice on Trust funds and inheritance planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far so good

What could they have done better?

Probably nothing given the financial instability following Covid

Review from verified client

May, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

I was approaching retirement age andethought some expert help would be useful.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Feeling of stability.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

Review from verified client

May, 2024

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Based in Suffolk

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

Looking for a better return for our savings.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Robert has been very helpful in understanding our needs and goals. Unfortunately markets have been volatile over the last couple of years.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not currently.

What could they have done better?

Not sure.

Review from verified client

May, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

I was fed up with SJP

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He listens and has not wasted my time with sales pitches . He is helpful guiding me through tax and inheritance issues

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2024

Overall

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Just started working with Robert but was very happy with the progress so far and looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration. Robert has listened and taken on board my aspirations and has an excellent grasp of what my needs are going forward.

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

I had various investments and needed to consolidate them.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Rob has listened to what I needed and gave advice to how it could be achieved

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

Redundancy. This was long before I became Rob’s client

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Giving advice on current financial matters

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have only been with him just over a year so too soon to say

What could they have done better?

To soon to say

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2024

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Good, clear, relevant advice which gave me the information i was after with no attempt to upsell beyond my immediate needs.

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Suffolk

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

Desire to allocate a portion of my pension pot to an independent management company.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Validation of my understanding around current regulations on income and inheritance taxes. Provided information on alternative investment and taxation solutions for me to consider.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very satisfied with current situation.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. I know that if I have any questions around investment and taxation I can contact Rob to get the information.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2024

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Knowledgeable, helpful, flexible

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

Long term/inheritance planning/ Life insurance.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Rob has made the complicated world of financial planning much easier to understand . He offers a clear pathway to my long term goals ,

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In what has been a difficult and complicated plan Rob has helped me get to exactly where I need to be.

What could they have done better?

Nothing !!

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

I needed to transfer pensions

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Ongoing advice regarding my overall retirement plans

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

February, 2024

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Very friendly and knowledgeable

Review from verified client

February, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

Poor performing fund

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He reassured me that the action I was thinking of taking was sound and didn’t pressurise me into leaving things as they were.I was impressed with his open mind

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

Retired

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Management of pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not as good as expected due to world problems

What could they have done better?

Unknown

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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As usual he is very reassuring and we always leave him feeling confident that we are in safe hands.

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

Consolidating several pension pots into one pot.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Given me a better understanding of my finances and confidence in my decision making.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Pandemic / Ukraine messed everything up rather but things are better now

What could they have done better?

Not much...

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Essex

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

I inherited Fiducia via a previous employer over 20 years ago

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Given excellent advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

More or less

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Suffolk

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

To plan for my retirement

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has given me advice on how to use my pensions and investments to allow me to retire earlier than I had previously planned.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Currently I am happy with everything Rob as done.

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

N/A

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Yes

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

That's subjective

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Suffolk

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

I needed help and direction with my pension

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He helped guide me me with the best was to get the most out of my exciting pensions and how best to add to them whilst stillearning and ensuring that i didn't over comm. Also gave provided me with a clear vision of how I should live my future years from a financial point of view

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I now have a clear direction

What could they have done better?

Nill

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Suffolk

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

Accruing considerable assets and retirement on the horizon

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has given good advice for the current financial situation that is looking at lower risk interest on cash deposits whilst financial markets hopefully stabilise.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Advice has been appropriate but returns not great due to under performing markets

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2023

Overall

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Robert was very clear and informative when answer all my questions and any advice given

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2023

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Robert is prompt in communication and found his advice most helpful. He is reasonably priced and did not even charge for some of the work he did. I did recommend him to my friend.

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

The need to offload the responsibility of planning our own finances.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Helped us understand the current economic climate.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Broadly, yes

What could they have done better?

More proactive in providing brief updates.

Review from verified client

May, 2023

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Based in Suffolk

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

had spare cash after sale of house

How has Robert Wood helped you?

to use money in a different way

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

not at the moment

What could they have done better?

improve performance of investment

Review from verified client

May, 2023

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Based in Suffolk

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

Continuation For Pension Review ..Retirement Planning..plus advising onTransfering Stake Holder Pension into Personal Pension or not.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has outlined his reccomendations in his Report Analysis after our Review Meeting..for my acceptance...and for further discussions in the Future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes..The Planned Outcome starts in 3 weeks

What could they have done better?

The issues,needs Advice and any concerns were well covered and i dont think anything could have been done better

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

Overall

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wry understanding of my position and knowledgable regarding wealth management which has helped me plan my future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

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Professional, welcoming, and enabled me to ask questions, even if I thought they were basic.

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

Consolidation and investment

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Investment advise and management

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

To some extent

What could they have done better?

Communication

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Surrey

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

For my mother

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Yes

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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At all stages Rob made the process simple to understand. An addendum was written to the original report to address all my questions.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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Had a good initial meeting where ROB was really helpful and clear with his advice

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

I needed a safe place for my savings that would give me additional income to top up my pension.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Robert Wood has continually reassured me, advised me and guided me as to the best way to manage my savings.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome I had hoped for continually impresses me.

What could they have done better?

I really don’t think Robert could have done anything better for me. I have been totally happy with the service he provides. He is honest, straight talking and always keeps my interests at the centre of our discussions when discussing my portfolio.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Suffolk

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

Financial planning for retirement income.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has carried on the excellent service I have always received from Fiducia.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes thank you.

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I am aware of.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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Was very pleased with the pension advice we were given, he explained things well

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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Robert put me at ease from our first meeting, he ran through all my options, and made the pension minefield easier for me to understand.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2023

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Robert is providing me with financial advice.

Review from verified client

February, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

I wanted to consolidate all my company pension schemes and take advice about investing.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Great advisor who understands my needs and plans and helps me toward reaching my goals.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Absolutely. My investments have been very successful.

Review from verified client

February, 2023

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Based in Suffolk

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

Organizing and arranging a number of pensions.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has given me a good overview of my pension plan.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Hopefully.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

Lump sum at retirement

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Good advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2022

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Always approachable and friendly. Clearly wants to do the best for us.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

I needed helpwith my pension

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Explained mayyrts tome

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

no

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2022

Overall

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I have had reason recently to change my financial adviser to Rob due to poor client service from my former IFA following an acquisition and change of key personnel. Rob has taken the time to listen and to get to know my personal circumstances so that he clearly understands my priorities.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Suffolk

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

advice on my pensions

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Not knowing anything about pensions Robert has always given clear and understandable advice, which has help me to understand my pension more. He has always been very helpful and professional with the services he offers.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Rob has been very helpful with his professional advice

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

Yearly pension review

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Pretty much.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2022

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Robert arranged to meet with my father at my home to go over his situation and give him some advice. Robert was knowledgeable in his field and looked further outside of the box to give my father a 360 on what he could offer which was appreciated.

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October, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

To sort out my financial position and to address IHT planning.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He has helped by taking away the stress of financial planning.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Partially but is still in progress.

What could they have done better?

Cannot think of anything.

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in London

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

Looking to invest in IS As and other savings vehicles.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Impartial Financial advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

I'm happy with the performance of my investment s

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in London

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

Pension transfer decision

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Pension transfer decision

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

Transfer of a DB pension into a SIPP.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Explained the pros and cons clearly and facilitated the smooth transfer of one of my DB pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in Essex

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

An inheritance

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Listened to my concerns.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not really, I am withdrawing the majority of my inheritance due to the impending, possible recession.

What could they have done better?

I don't know

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2022

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He answered my questions clearly and succinctly, gave me the information I needed, talked through a plan to help me get my finances in order. He was polite, friendly and immediately put me at ease. As soon as I met him I felt I could trust him and he spent time on the phone again after the meeting clarifying things further. I feel he really knows the field of finances and different routes to investment very well and talked me through some of the options that he felt would be best to look into further. He offered me information and answers rather than pressuring me to give the company my business, which is important.

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August, 2022

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Based in Norfolk

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

I was hoping to retire early and needed advice on whether this was a realistic ambition and how to make the most of my work and state pensions

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Robert has looked after my pension income and answered any questions I had

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

N/A

Review from verified client

December, 2020

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Based in Essex

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

Sale of property to fund long term care

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He gave clear advice and guidance on splitting the funds to meet our needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The initial signs of growth to the funds is very pleasing

What could they have done better?

Can't suggest anything

Review from verified client

November, 2018

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Based in London

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

Second pension.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

Recommended scheme.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

August, 2018

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Based in Essex

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

Retirement is planned within next 12 months and was unsure about whether a good plan was in place.

How has Robert Wood helped you?

He listened to my whole circumstances and weighed up the best options for me. He four several pension pots that I had lost track of and consolidated those that he felt he could improve upon with a new pension arrangement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. My arrangements are now in order and likely to give greater benefits. I now feel confident that I have a good plan for forthcoming retirement.

What could they have done better?

I am still a bit unclear about my mortgage arrangements and how best to handle those in the context of retirement. Robert arranged for me to see a mortgage expert, but the two strands of advice have not yet come together fully.