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Insurance and Protection ( 13 )

Mortgages ( 2 )

Pensions ( 49 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 24 )

Investments and Savings ( 49 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 15 )

Inheritance Planning ( 15 )

Long Term Care ( 6 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 7 )

Financial Planning ( 29 )

Financial Mentoring ( 3 )

Financial Coaching ( 2 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 8 )

£200k - £500k ( 5 )

£100k - £200k ( 5 )

£50k - 100k ( 1 )

Up to £50k ( 3 )

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Client reviews

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

Circumstances changed and felt I needed some expert advice ref my pensions.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has been a massive help in re structuring our pensions and his knowledge and experience has been invaluable.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

They have done everything they said they would do.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

We wanted some guidance as to how to manage our finances towards our retirement

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has helped immensely as he is informative and has mapped out a retirement plan in great detail.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely

What could they have done better?

I don’t think things could have been done any better

James's reply

Thank you for the kind review Sara, it has been a joy to work with you both and I look forward to bringing the plan to life over the next few years! James

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

We moved into a new property and had a baby in 2018 and wanted to make sure that we had adequate protections in place for life insurance and critical illness. In addition we were keen to ensure our pensions were working as hard as possible to ensure that we could plan for retirement with plenty of time.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James provided us with a range of cover options and explained all of the options clearly, there was no pressure so we were able to pick the plans that suited us the best

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we feel that we have the right cover in place for our growing family and know that our financial planning is in capable and safe hands which means I don’t have to worry about it.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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?

Complex Retirement and IHT planning

How has James Blackham helped you?

He has brought together all my arrangements and has reviewed and updated them

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

A growing young family coupled with the need to start planning properly for a retirement income meant that myself and my partner were keen to look at how we could take a more structure approach to our financial planning. In addition with three young children it was important to me personally that should I had the appropriate protections in place to take care of any unforeseen circumstances.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has always provided us with clear and well planned advice always highlighting the range of options that were available to us before making recommendations based on both his experience and his obvious understanding of our personal situation. We have never felt that we were being given 'generic' advice and the service has always felt totally bespoke to our needs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, despite the clear turmoil over the last few years our pension has out performed my own work related policy - so much so that it became an obvious move to transfer this pension into the fund managed by James. Our various protection policies cover our needs as a family and we are always able to review our requirements at our regular review meetings with James.

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything that could have been done better.

James's reply

Hi Sam, thanks so much for the kind review, it means the world and I’m glad you value our service. It’s a pleasure working with you and I look forward to our next meeting. James

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

To get a better handle on my finances.

How has James Blackham helped you?

Clear no nonsense advice, particularly for retirement planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes,

What could they have done better?

Nothing

James's reply

Hi Phil, thanks for the kind review. I am looking forward to continuing to work with you and seeing things progress!

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Need for trustworthy, independent financial advice on our pensions and investment portfolio

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has simplified and diversified our investments and made life easy for us.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I wanted to have my investments in one place with a thoroughly trustworthy individual that had the experience to help me achieve my financial goals

How has James Blackham helped you?

James is friendly and professional and has provided excellent advice on my complex and extensive portfolio

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I wanted help managing my wealth

How has James Blackham helped you?

He has grown my financial portfolio and provided sound guidance in relation to my long term plan

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I’m happy with the service I have been provided and can’t think of anything that could be done better.

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Looking for help to invest my savings

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has provided me with excellent advice and guidance regarding how to invest and manage my savings. He has helped me to plan for the future financially and given me pension advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, so far the outcome has been better than I hoped for

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

My husband and I have been clients of James for several years now. We initially sought advice to forward plan for our future retirements. We wanted to ensure that we maintained a good standard of living and that our investments work hard for us even in our retirement. We also wanted to factor in financial help for our children with important life events such as getting onto the property ladder/marriage etc I have a complicated work pension that I needed expert advice on, and James was able to ascertain and advise about the best way forward with this pension.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James and his team put in a lot of effort to fact find about our financial circumstances, our goals and how best to achieve these. These conversations were honest, concise and everything explained in a clear manner. Following this, James is able to propose a long term plan to meet with our requirements and aspirations. James always makes us feel valued and takes time to explain everything at great length. There is no pressure to commit at any time and we were given as much time as needed to mull things over. The amount of work completed prior to the meetings is immense and thorough and everything is ready for you to see visually which for me made it much easier to understand. Integrity is key for me and James has this in abundance.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely!

What could they have done better?

Nothing

James's reply

Thank you for such a thorough testimonial Alpa, it's wonderful to hear that our holistic approach is helpful and that our values are so aligned with our clients!

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

My approach to retirement planning was not clear and precise , not realising at what stage and time I could actually retire.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James made the whole process of retirement planning more transparent and constructive. His method in explaining and clarifying my financial goals were very concise and genuine.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Having taken and actioned James's advice and planning, have resulted in a vastly improved lifestyle choice whereby I have now taken an earlier retirement than I could foresee. I am also most content in knowing that my retirement plans are secure and robust.

What could they have done better?

As the advice I have received has clearly benefitted myself, I cannot see what could have been done better.

James's reply

Thank you for the kind review Nim, it's great to know we are helping clients with peace of mind and improved lifestyle choices. I look forward to catching up soon!

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in London

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

Needed financial advice for long term investments

How has James Blackham helped you?

Very helpful and approachable adviser, James and his support team have been fantastic

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Change of job and income/ house move, change in personal circumstances

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has given me a much better understanding of my own finances and the possibilities available to my family which has given me confidence and reduced my anxieties around the topic

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely, we have discussed a number of aspects of our finances and I feel in a secure/positive place with this after James’ help

What could they have done better?

Nothing of note. Clear communication throughout and I felt he made us a very personalised plan to suit our needs.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

My husband and I were looking to consolidate a number of small pensions that we had both accumulated over the years, and as my husband was also unwell we were looking to secure my and our childrens' financial futures.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has taken the time to understand our financial situation and has carefully explained everything that he has recommended for us, saying what and why he has suggested them. When the situation changed and my husband condition meant that some of the recommendations may not longer be the right thing for us, he clearly explained the consequences and suggested alternatives. We ended up with all the pensions that we wanted consolidated in one place in a wrapper along with much if our savings, all performing better than where they were, taking anyway specifically my husband's worries about his families' future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. All of our pensions and much of the savings are consolidated into one wrapper so they can be managed more easily. James has managed all the correspondence with the pension companies and it has been a painless exercise. I am extremely happy to see that I have enough money to see me through my retirement without having to worry about money and that hopefully, I will be able to pass money onto the children to secure their futures.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - James and all the staff I have had contact with at Vizion Wealth have been excellent.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

After re-organising my business I wanted to ensure my pension arrangements were appropriate and sufficient for my needs.

How has James Blackham helped you?

Vizion Wealth have been looking after my financial planning for several years. While this is a long-term process and I am not yet ready to retire, I am very comfortable with the service they have provided. James undertook an initial investigation of my eventual aims and kept them under review. I can follow my investments in real time, but we also meet every six months to ensure that we stay on track and adjustments are made appropriate to the economic and political conditions affecting investments. James, together with his team, have followed a clear process throughout and kept me updated and informed. I am happy to recommend them.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I can't comment on this because I'm not yet retired, but I am happy with this process thus far.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in London

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

i needed an advisor who would take a holistic view of my financial situation and recommend a strategy tailored to my needs and personal circumstances

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has spent time interrogating my situation to fully understand my needs, appetite for risk, plans and aspirations for the future, etc. He then built a plan tailored to my needs and shared models of how my investments would likely grow over time

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I couldn't have hoped for better advice. The service was friendly, personal, and expert.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I had some savings that required advice.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James is very knowledgeable across the range of financial subjects. James always does what he says he is going to do and takes time to make sure everything is clearly understood.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not all the moment, but that is due to global issues not to do with the advice James has given

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

As part of a divorce settlement I was awarded a percentage of husbands work pension.

How has James Blackham helped you?

Took me through from start to finish about the risks and returns from my investment.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far on track.

What could they have done better?

I think they could have advised me on how to made better use of my personal Tax Free Allowance .

Review from verified client

March, 2022

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Based in Warwickshire

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

Having taken early retirement we had a number of pension pots with various companies that we wanted to consolidate.

How has James Blackham helped you?

With the help of James and his team our initial objectives were promptly and efficiently achieved. The ground work for our future retirement income has been put in place and we look forward to a mutually beneficial business relationship with Vizion in the years ahead.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Given the recent and current global volatility it would be unrealistic to expect our portfolio to grow at this time. That said, we receive regular expert analysis of the markets, as well as interim reviews as to how our portfolio is performing with adjustments made if deemed necessary.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

James's reply

Hi Kev, Thank you for the kind review, it really does mean a lot. It's always a pleasure working with you and Debs and I look forward to catching up again soon. James

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2022

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Please provide a brief comment about your experience with James

James was able to provide great advice and link me with his recommended supply regarding final salary transfer pros and cons.

James's reply

Hi Andrew, Thank you for the kind review, it really is appreciated. I wish you all the best and would really like to touch base again in the future. James

Review from verified client

February, 2022

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Planning for retirement in the short, medium and long term

How has James Blackham helped you?

The Vizion team create a responsive, professional and relaxed environment that has built trust with us and given us confidence that we made the right decision to use them as our financial advisors. Their initial review and advisory process was very thorough, clear and informative and we were comfortable accepting their advice and recommendations. We look forward to building on our positive initial experience to form a long term relationship with James and the Vizion team.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We have been a client for about a year and and in that timeframe yes. We hope and expect that will continue in the long term.

James's reply

Hi Alan, thank you so much for the review , it really is appreciated. With regards to value for money I completely understand where you are coming from. In fact, there is a lot of research showing that it takes time (years) for advisers to truly show the value that their initial strategy can add. I hope you and Kalpna are well and I look forward to catching up soon. James

Review from verified client

January, 2022

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I needed help with investment and financial advice.

How has James Blackham helped you?

I think its always a difficult decision when you are putting your financial affairs and your money under the stewardship of a someone else. I must say that with Vizion Wealth we havent looked back. The patience, advice and general all round professional work by James and his team has been second to none. A truly great service and would recommend to anyone.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Leaving work and looking for pension planning

How has James Blackham helped you?

I found the team at Vizion to be very understanding and listened to my pension planning needs. James was in particular very patient and supportive, and allowed me the time to work through options and reflect before I committed to the proposed strategy. Based on my experience so far, definitely recommend the services of Vizion!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes so far. Great service in listening to my needs. Have initiated the transfer and look forward to an actively managed pension.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

My husband and I decided about 10 years ago that we were approaching retirement age (he has now retired) and we felt that our pensions were in so many different pots that we probably weren't getting the best out of them. We approached Vizion and they helped us to plan for our retirement as well as answering many other financial questions along the way.

How has James Blackham helped you?

Vizion are always on hand to answer any questions. They are professional and friendly and - even though we are probably very small clients in the overall scheme of things - their service is professional, prompt and I have faith that they are helping us to protect and grow our financial future. Amazing how the older you get, this becomes very important! :-)

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - in as much as we feel secure about the funds we have and that we are currently earning the best we possibly can on those funds (given the world economy). Basically, we are in safe hands.

What could they have done better?

Honestly, I think their advice and guidance has been spot on ever since we signed up. The one thing that WE could do better is to logon to the e-platform more often to monitor things ourselves, however, James and the team are always on hand when we need help.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

As a trustee I wanted sound advice and expertise b

How has James Blackham helped you?

James and the team at Vizion Wealth have provided very good service in dealing with a trust and investments, meetings have been very useful and covered all aspects of our financial circumstances, and options available. everything is followed up quickly and efficiently, and the process for transferring funds very easy. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

I wanted to generate enough income to retire. I wanted to ensure I leave enough money for my daughter who has epilepsy to be looked after.

How has James Blackham helped you?

I have found working with Vizion Wealth really easy. They provide clear, detailed information. Are responsive and reassuring to concerns and queries. Most important courteous, available and client cantered.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Absolutely. My investment has grown more than predicted. I had asked for ethical investment and the return was more than expected. James is very respectful of my ethical and moral commitment.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

Retirement planning.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has provided excellent advice on our investment strategy and retirement planning, especially regarding tax efficiencies. James took the time to fully understand our circumstances and ambitions, then presented a very clear and comprehensive plan. I would have no hesitation recommending Vizion.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, excellent returns.

What could they have done better?

Very little. Communication and follow up are excellent.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Lancashire

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

Work

How has James Blackham helped you?

Throughout I have received outstanding service. Reliable, trustworthy and professional. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

No

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Help with financial planning and investments

How has James Blackham helped you?

I am very impressed with the service I always receive from James and the team at Vision Wealth. They are all professional and approachable and are dedicated to providing friendly and expert financial advice and regular and in-depth financial reviews. I would highly recommend.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes my investments have exceeded expectations

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Bedfordshire

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

A large inheritance

How has James Blackham helped you?

I went to vizion wealth for investment advice. James is very professional, thoroughly explains all advice given and is very friendly. All the staff at vizion wealth have been incredibly helpful.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

To seek the best available pension income from several pension pots and a better a return on savings investments.

How has James Blackham helped you?

Friendly team, knowledgable in financial matters giving good advice on options available and always happy to help with problems.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the on going results have been better than expected.

What could they have done better?

As a team they are always welcoming and giving support for each other in answering any queries.

James's reply

Hi David, Thank you for the kind review, it's great working with you both and I look forward to catching up again soon. James

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Cornwall

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

Had a lump sum to invest

How has James Blackham helped you?

Our experiences with Vision Wealth from the outset have been very professional. James has explained everything we needed to know in a courteous, easy to understand, manner. Any queries outside of our regular meetings & calls are dealt with very promptly. Would thoroughly recommend Vizion Wealth for any financial review or advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Better than hoped for

What could they have done better?

Nothing to note

James's reply

Hi Nic, thanks for the kind review, I look forward to catching up again soon.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

We wanted to retire early with a sound finale base

How has James Blackham helped you?

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. James and the team helped us to realise our goal by bringing everything together in a very clear, understandable package. James is professional & approachable taking time to ensure we understood everything.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we were able to retire early and we receive ongoing updates & annual review to keep us on track.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. They were spot on and worked with us to a over our goal.

James's reply

Hi Ann, Thanks you for the kind review, it's really appreciated. I look forward to catching up again soon and hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year. James

Review from verified client

April, 2020

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I have taken early retirement, which meant I had a substantial lump sum to invest, but also a gap of six years before I can claim my state pension. I will need to use some of the lump sum to generate an income for those six years.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James thoroughly reviewed my current personal and financial circumstances, and helped me to establish a set of objectives & priorities for the short, medium and long term. His recommendations report was comprehensive, and very useful in helping me recognise how I could meet my objectives.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

James recommended an investment portfolio I was very satisfied with, given my attitude to investment risk, and my preference for ethical investing.

What could they have done better?

The attitude to risk questionnaire is rather daunting for someone with little investor experience. I appreciate it’s an industry standard, but I was rather surprised when the questionnaire came up with the “correct” result for me. A guide to what “strongly agree/disagree” means in practice would be useful. However, James did explore my attitude to risk thoroughly, and gave me plenty of opportunity to develop my thoughts on the subject.

Review from verified client

April, 2020

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

Investment opportunity and consolidation of multiple pensions

How has James Blackham helped you?

James listened carefully to our circumstances and needs, and tailored solutions specifically to meet these needs. He explained complex structures in a simple way and was adaptable to our changing needs along the way.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we're just getting going with our investments, but in terms of the process so far, we're happy with the outcomes.

Review from verified client

November, 2019

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Advice on our pensions and investments.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James reviewed our finances and presented options and advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too early to tell!

What could they have done better?

Nothing really!

Review from verified client

November, 2019

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Based in Cambridgeshire

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

Retirement Planning

How has James Blackham helped you?

Assessment of financial position and investment planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2019

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Had an option to utilise a lump sum from previous employer & wanted advice regarding our options.

How has James Blackham helped you?

Provided advice on our options against what we wanted to achieve; presentations & meetings were in a relaxed, informative, but easy to understand manner. Anything we didn’t understand was explained fully & assurances were made by James as to our understanding.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Our investments have been made to look at our long term goals; regular updates to our portfolio are produced & moved if necessary.

What could they have done better?

James was very accommodating in all our meetings explaining all our options against our aspirations.

Review from verified client

November, 2019

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

The need to re-invest savings and set up a small pension pot from salary bonus

How has James Blackham helped you?

Identified a savings platform that suit both objects and thus reducing fees.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, currently returns are doing well despite market fluctuations.

What could they have done better?

I have no complaints on the advice given as we discuss options available and agree on what is best for mebest

Review from verified client

November, 2019

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Transferring a company pension after leaving work

How has James Blackham helped you?

Transferred 2schemes.very smoothly

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far very impressed

What could they have done better?

So far has done what I asked for.

Review from verified client

May, 2019

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

My husband and I are forward planning for our future retirements and want to ensure that we maintain a good standard of living. and that our investments work hard for us even in our retirement. We also want to be able to help our children with important life events such as getting onto the property ladder/marriage etc I have a complicated work pension that I needed expert advice on, and James was able to ascertain and advise about the best way forward with this pension.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James and his team put in a lot of effort to fact find about our financial status at present and then proposed a long term plan that met with our requirements. In the scheme of things we are probably 'small fry' compared to some but James still made us feel valued and took his time to explain everything at great length. There was also no pressure to commit at any time and we were given as much time as needed to mull things over. The amount of work completed prior to the meetings is immense and thorough and everything is ready for you to see on a big screen which for me made it much easier to understand.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It's early days but we have every faith in James and Vizion Wealth that we will see a return on our investments. Also, I know that James is only a phone call away should any queries arise.

What could they have done better?

My answer to this question would be that there was nothing more that James could have done. James was professional, sincere and knows his stuff! That was reassuring enough for us.

Review from verified client

May, 2019

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

My wife and I are approaching retirement age and we didn't have a clear and concise plan as to how we were to budget now to live comfortably in our retirement years.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James was very patient and understanding in our requirements and meticulously thorough in implementing measures in achieving our goals. He took time in pointing out various scenarios that could affect our financial circumstances in the ever changing markets and assisted us in making a informed decision.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am very pleased with the consultation James and am very happy that my wife and I made the choice to see James to plan and secure our future retirement years together.

What could they have done better?

I don't feel that James could have done much more,in that he took time and patience in answering in clarity our questions. Also we appreciated the time and effort that went in to the actual planning in achieving our objectives.

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May, 2019

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I was looking for good independent financial planning advice as I neared retirement.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James helped me reinvest several pensions and maximise my pension carry forward allowances, such that I benefited from tax allowances to the full.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have been very satisfied with James helpfulness and the results he delivered for me.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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May, 2019

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Growing family and increasing income which I wanted to make provision for retirement

How has James Blackham helped you?

Provided excellent advice on family income benefits cover and restructuring pensions for better long term return

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

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May, 2019

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Moving house

How has James Blackham helped you?

Helped put us in touch with relevant parties for mortgage advice, life insurance and discussed investment opportunities.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very reliable service, quick responses and we got everything we needed in good time

What could they have done better?

No

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April, 2019

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Me and my partner have recently had a baby and when I was pregnant we decided we should review our protection for the future. We also decided to move our current pensions from our work scheme.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James provided many options that we could consider and gave different choices based on our outgoings. We discussed our short term and long term plans and have now set these in place.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we have the polices in place and peace of mind for the future.

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November, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I was considering taking early retirement from my employment and looking to consolidate my investments and savings in order to take an income.

How has James Blackham helped you?

From the initial first meeting James has been very patient and helpful in explaining the various options open to me both regarding my investments and also my company pension. I have felt very comfortable and at ease in my meetings with James. Nothing has been too much trouble for him and the standard of presentation of my options both as a paper report and as a Power Point presentation at the meetings has been excellent.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am very confident that I will be able to achieve my aim of taking early retirement.

What could they have done better?

I am unable to think of anything that could have been done better. I am completely satisfied with the service I have received.

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November, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Ongoing help with my investments and longer term plan

How has James Blackham helped you?

He is always happy to help, he helps me to manage my investments and always provides good advice and explains things well

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I'm looking forward to working more with James in the future

What could they have done better?

I am completely Satisfied

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October, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I was considering transferring my pension.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James listened carefully to my complex requirements, came up with flexible solutions based on my circumstances and guided me to to a conclusion taking into account my circumstances as they changed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far, yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing at the moment.

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September, 2018

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

We were looking to diversify our current portfolio.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James was well informed and inteoduced a wide array of financial options. He was able to present a detailed and full analysis of our current situation, providing solid recomendations that detailed financial upsides and tax efficienes.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Shortterm we have. James detailed tax relief that we would benefit from, all of which has materialised. Long term investment benefot is still tbc due to only investing with him 12 months ago.

What could they have done better?

James ticked all the boxes we were looking for. There wasnt anything that jumped out as a miss.

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September, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

My husband and I required professional advice on how best to manage our pensions and savings.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James was excellent throughout the whole process and understood our needs and goals. He explained everything clearly and was thorough and professional in everything he did.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We were extremely happy with the recommendations given and were very impressed with the level of detail in the reports and documentation provided. These recommendations are now being implemented and, although it is still early days, we are confident that we have received the best possible advice from James.

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September, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I was looking to consolidate finances and make preparations for early retirement and also needed advice on pension taxation.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James clearly explained my options and risks which has allowed me to start the preparations I needed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

James supported all the steps and has guided me to setting up the fund I needed.

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September, 2018

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Based in Merseyside

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

I am an old lady and just wa nt to let someone else sort things out before I fall off the perch!!.

How has James Blackham helped you?

He has polnted out how my affairs could be handled better.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

James has only just started looking after my affairs so I am living in hope for a good future.

What could they have done better?

Very satisfied so far

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June, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

Move to Contracting and securing a new pension.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James has helped us to sort out our pensions, provided great detailed advice and help us plan for the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes definitely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, James has done everything we have asked for and we are very happy -thanks

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June, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

financial planning.

How has James Blackham helped you?

gave sound advice for the above.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

too early to tell. but looks potentially good.

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May, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

My husband and I were nearing retirement and had pensions which we were not sure how to access in the best way, as along with more choice, everything is more complicated now.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James reviewed all our pensions and investments, assessed our position and gave very sound, friendly and easy to understand advice about our options.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we are very pleased to learn we can retire earlier than we thought.

What could they have done better?

Everything was thoroughly covered and I can’t think of anything which could have been improved.

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May, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

We were looking for help with regarding insurance and pensions as we had started a new business.

How has James Blackham helped you?

James understood all of our needs, and has been very attentive and professional towards us. If we need any help with any thing he is quick to respond and his advise is clear and concise. James has helped and continues to do so, and I would highly recommend him.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the outcome we were hoping for is far better than we could imagine.

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all, whatever we need assistance with, a telephone call or an email , and help is on hand

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January, 2018

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I needed income protection as I am a dentist.

How has James Blackham helped you?

He was friendly, approachable, reliable, trustworthy but also got me a cheaper deal than the dental income protection companies I had spoken to.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Definitely.