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Pensions ( 25 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 10 )

Investments and Savings ( 25 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 7 )

Inheritance Planning ( 1 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 2 )

Financial Planning ( 11 )

Financial Mentoring ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 2 )

£200k - £500k ( 2 )

£100k - £200k ( 5 )

£50k - 100k ( 4 )

Up to £50k ( 4 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

June, 2024

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Based in Cornwall

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

Inheritance and savings

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Organised our investments. Gave good advice as to where we should invest. Gave good advice on I H T. Answered any queries we had promptly. Very supportive and explains investments clearly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Given the difficult investment environment generally over the past few years Andy has managed to keep our investments in profit

What could they have done better?

No better alternative to where we invested at the time. Extremely happy with the way our savings have been managed

Review from verified client

June, 2024

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Based in Devon

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

I needed to obtain sound financial advice on behalf of one of our Deputyship clients.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy is extremely knowledgeable and advised the best possible course of action and financial products for our client.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Andy assisted me to open a suitable investment portfolio which meets both the long-term and short-term needs of our client.

What could they have done better?

Andy's assistance was very professional and very prompt. I am very happy with both the advice and service received and I will return for independent financial advice for other clients.

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June, 2024

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Based in Devon

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

Getting advice regarding taking my pension out.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy was really helpful, didn’t rush me and explained everything very clearly in terms that I could understand. He then gave me several suggestions about how to invest my money once I had claimed It. He was not pushy so that I used his company but advised that I did invest it properly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes the advice that Andy gave for my pension was invaluable as there were several options and he gave me clarity to make the choice that I thought was best for me. I felt secure that Andy had been referred to Me by Pension Wise.

What could they have done better?

I was more than happy with the help that I got.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Devon

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

Private Pension planning & delivery

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy has been very patient and explained everything fully for my understanding. Any questions answered after each step

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am confident that all is in place for the future

What could they have done better?

Thank you. All is in place for the foreseeable

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Devon

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

Review of my pension and investments

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy carefully reviewed all my pensions, investments and protection plans to ensure they were still meeting my lifestyle goals. We decided that my goals would be better achieved by moving to a new platform and funds. Andy has managed this process for me. Andy is incredibly personable and explains things in straightforward language which I like.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The funds have only just moved so time will tell re performance, but savings in costs and charges have already been realised.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in London

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

Andy is very professional warm friendly and put us at ease for my brothers trust find

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy definitely knows his field giving brilliant advice and made everything stress free for us

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we have, sadly my brother passed leaving me to inherit his estate, again Andy handled everything making everything easy for me!

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Andy gave excellent service

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Devon

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

I had come into an inheritance and needed advice on financial planning, pension options and retirement income.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

We discussed my personal circumstances, my future goals and needs and what my options are. He answered my many questions clearly in a way that i understood so I was clear about what decisions i needed to make and when. He answered my emails promptly and my questions in full. He phoned to checked on me and to offer a review / catch-up meeting when circumstances changed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet but that is part of the agreed plan.

What could they have done better?

Nothing at this stage.

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Devon

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

Better performance, more options

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Guided through process of moving funds from one company to another.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too early at present

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 was looking for a financial advisor having exhausted my own research into setting up a mid to long terms savings account.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy helped me understand the options available to me sourced me a product that fit my current position, my financial goals and my risk appetite. He was able to answer my numerous questions with incredible detail and knowledge and explained each step thoroughly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - I've been able to set up a stocks and shares ISA with ease.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Cornwall

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

General financial management on many aspects

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Given good summaries and advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Andy

Very prompt and professional first contact from Andy. Clear and informative email. Can update again after face to face meeting to discuss investment.

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Dorset

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

I needed to arrange a private pension

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Any has arranged a pension for me, and has transferred by two old work-place pensions in to my new one

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, 100%.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Andy was great.

Review from verified client

January, 2023

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Based in North Yorkshire

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

Andy was offered as part of my work based pension scheme

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy is thorough, reliable and an absolute pleasurer to communicate with

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

not yet - too soon to tell

What could they have done better?

n/a

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Somerset

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

I wanted to review the performance of the funds and the provider, after largely letting the pension run unchecked for many years. Andy came recommended for his breadth of knowledge, professionalism and client-focussed solutions.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy provided a comprehensive review of both the funds I am invested in and the provider, to give me a balanced view of the benefits and deficits. With a clear understanding of that, he was then able to present a series of options that considered my attitude to risk, short and long term objectives; and ethical investment options. The diverse range of considerations were articulated in a clear and comprehensible way, which made navigating the options a less daunting proposition; and my decision one I was confident met my needs and those of my dependents. I particularly liked the platform he suggested, as it gave me and my partner easy access to our funds and the ability to monitor their performance. Andy was patient and professional at all times and I would recommend him to anyone looking for high-quality financial advice you can trust.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Somerset

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

Lots of small pension pots that I needed advice on

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy has advised me on each of the pots and what is good and bad about each one, then provided me with a strategy to move forward

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Definately, I understand far more about it now and feel like I'm in control

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Dorset

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

i wanted to invest money to make money

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy answered all of my questions and walked me through the types of investment that suited me

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

i have only just started investing so not really able to comment

What could they have done better?

so far nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Devon

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

I needed a pension review with retirement about 5 years away. I had pension pots in many places and wanted to consolidate them, hence contacting Andy.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy contacted all my providers and found out what my pensions were costing, plus their benefits and then advised me on which ones I should move and which should be left where they are.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I am very happy with the outcome. I was able to make decisions about my pension pots based on very clear advice.

What could they have done better?

There was nothing that could have been done better. I was happy with the service provided by Andy. It was very thorough.

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Cornwall

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

I wanted to have a fresh look at my retirement planning and have advice on consolidating my assets. I was not happy about where my money was currently invested and thought this was out of date.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy has helped my tremendously. He has listened carefully to my situation, concerns and hopes for the future. Andy Burton has advised me in a way which has helped me to feel in control of my money and where it is invested. He is very easy to get in touch with, an excellent listener and and reliable in responding to questions however small. At no point have I felt pushed in a direction I was not comfortable with. One of my worries was the possibility of being scammed or of financial fraud. Andy and his team are extremely professional, provided me with adequate proof and assurance of their genuine status and gave me confidence to make changes at my own pace.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome I have arrived at exceeds my expectations. I would not have known what was available or possible without good quality advice and options being explained clearly to me. I now feel that my investments reflect my personal views and ethics and this is important to me.

What could they have done better?

I can't think of anything.

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Bristol

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

I have used a several financial advisers over the last 30 years. I have always sought an individual/personal relationship with an adviser but this has become more and more difficult as the smaller companies become part of a larger organisation and these qualities are lost. Andy Burton, whilst having the backing of a larger organisation, has retained that individual quality. Since I handed control of my investments/pensions/savings to Andy some 12 months or so ago, unlike my previous adviser, I have only received communications from Andy or his assistant Gracie.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Yes, he has given me confidence that my investments etc. are in the correct place and that there is little improvement to be made at the moment. It was interesting, that although marginal improvements could have been made as regards growth, Andy considered that the higher management fees and charges would have negated any gains.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Sound advice has been given and we have successfully set up a growth fund for the grandchildren which meets all of my requirements.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Northamptonshire

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

Needing specific advice with regards to investing from a personal injury trust in to an ethical fund.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy has been extremely helpful guiding me to the best option for myself

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, 100%

What could they have done better?

Nothing, the process was a bit slow but that was totally out of Andy’s hands.

Review from verified client

March, 2022

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Based in Monmouthshire

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

To consolidate various pension plans as approaching retirement.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy initially provided advice, especially regarding my wish to invest ethically as well as getting a recalcitrant provider to transfer the funds I had invested with to my new portfolio.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - Andy has been incredibly supportive and provided timely updates and reassurance as the recalcitrant provider dragged their heels through what seemed to be a paper based system struggling in a digital age.

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March, 2022

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Based in Cornwall

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

We has sold our business and other assets and we’re looking for the best way to invest the proceeds to prince income to finance some travelling.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

I first spoke to Andy on the phone and I found him to be very approachable, down to earth and interested in what we wanted to do. In subsequent contact and meeting face to face he was always very and efficient and immediately came up with a solution that would wok well for us. We have little investment experience and I felt immediately that he knew what he was taking about. Combined with a very friendly and approachable attitude we felt that he was someone we could trust.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Our money is now invested and I’m confident that it’s in the right place and will perform well in the next few years.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Andy

Excellent manor, open, honest and transparent advice.

Review from verified client

February, 2022

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Based in Bristol

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

I inherited some money from family and sold some shares in our family business and wanted to invest it ethically.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy gave me a thorough rundown of how my money could be invested and ensured me that my desires for them to be ethical investments were achievable.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have only recently compelted the transfer so I will need more time but I am positive that it was a good decision and my investments will be safe and fruitful at some stage.

What could they have done better?

The transfer of funds was a bit laborious but only as I don't own a cheque book!

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Somerset

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

I needed advice on how best to invest my savings.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy provided excellent and thorough advice on where to invest my savings, based on the information I provided. He then setup what was required and was available to answer queries as and when required.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is too early to say but it looks good so far.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Cornwall

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

We wanted to utilise our savings pot and ensure this is invested in the correct way

How has Andy Burton helped you?

He took the time to understand our circumstances and was always appreciative of our life changing events. Andy was patient with our case and allowed us the breathing space we needed at times. Andy provided what we feel is sound advice throughout the course of dealing with our case and he has helped us to invest our savings in ESG.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

time will tell but we feel like our money is in the right place for us to see a healthy return

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Outside UK

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

I wanted to know what my options were for consolidating a number of private pension schemes, both for myself and my wife. I needed someone who I could trust and who I knew would focus on my financial needs and goals

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy provided us with the expertise and advice we needed in order to make the best decisions for us, individually as well as a couple

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we have consolidated into one plan which will be considerably easier to manage and monitor moving forward

What could they have done better?

Not sure there is anything. Andy was helpful, knowledgeable and professional and got us the answers and solution we were looking for

Review from verified client

September, 2021

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Based in Devon

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

Looking to transfer several pension pots into one.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy was able to transfer a couple of the pension pots into one, he also provided advice on the remaining pots highlighting all the benefits and value of each.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very happy with the end result.

What could they have done better?

n/a

Review from verified client

August, 2021

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Based in Devon

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

I required to consolidate my old employers pensions as they loosing money and not performing well.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

I had initially thought of transferring them into my current employers scheme, but thankfully Andy reviewed all of the details and found a better alternative scheme that should yield better returns for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It's early days as my retirement is some way off, but I have a better understanding of my financial state and now know my future planning is well in hand.

What could they have done better?

Andy's approach to helping me was to explain everything in a plain and easy to understand way. It's even helped me to explain things to my friends and help them.

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August, 2021

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Based in London

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

I was looking to have all me investments and pension pot on the same platform but with a very careful eye to animal welfare and ethics.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

We had a few meetings, he clearly explained what the process would look like and he was incredibly helpful all along the way.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Exactly what I was aiming for: I have my investments and pension on an ethical platform.

What could they have done better?

Andy has been fantastic, I don't think he could have done anything more or better than he has. A pleasure to work with.

Review from verified client

July, 2021

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Based in Devon

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

i had two pension pots which i wanted to bring together as one

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy gave me advice what i could do with my current pension pots

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

its too early to say but looking at my online account its all going in the right direction

Review from verified client

June, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

We had savings that we were looking to invest for ourselves and also for our son, with a view to taking advantage of long-term solutions available.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy responded very quickly and presented a range of options based on our suggestions. We thought outside the box and presented a range of options, sharing the positive and negative aspects of all. He also took the time to answer our questions and give advice based on those points we raised.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Honestly - slightly better than expected. We are extremely happy with the outcome so far

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind right now.

Review from verified client

May, 2021

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Based in Gloucestershire

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

We wanted to set up a junior ISA for our son.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

He assessed our situation and discussed various different investment options. His advice was non biased and easy to understand.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Once we had made a decision, Andy helped us set up payments for the junior ISA. He was always helpful, and prompt to respond to our emails.

What could they have done better?

There were some delays in processing paperwork, but I think this was likely due to delays with the post.

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April, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

I had multiple pensions from various employment as well as one personal pension. I wanted to look at the best way to combine these for easier monitoring and also to make sure the money was well invested.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy was fantastic in explaining all the options in 'Layman terms. After listening to the options I felt able to make an informed decision with confidence. Andy is great at staying in touch and is very efficient. I dreaded the process but it was so easy, I am now happy to recommend this process and more importantly, Andy's services to others.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My pension investment is already improving.

What could they have done better?

No suggestions to make. Very happy with service.

Review from verified client

April, 2021

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Based in Devon

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

Plan to retire early

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Looked at current pension and informed me of a draw down scheme to get best value from plan.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Hoping to receive first payment end of the month.

What could they have done better?

Very happy with service provided.

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February, 2021

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Based in Somerset

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

Originally for advice on paying off the mortgage on our house and later for investments.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy has continued to oversee our investments and has suggested changes as necessary using phone calls, emails and zoom meetings.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

During the current world situation our investments have continued to increase in value.

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January, 2021

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I had a few pensions I wanted to consolidate!

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy helped consolidate my pensions making it easy for me to understand!

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

January, 2021

Overall

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Andy is a highly professional and very approachable Financial Advisor. When I initially contacted him about my pension plans, he clearly explained how he could help me. What I like about Andy is that he is not trying to sell you something. He genuinely cares about my needs and concerns. I would definitely use his services again in the future and highly recommend him to my family and friends.

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January, 2021

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Based in Dorset

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

when looking to combine my pension savings into one pension portfolio

How has Andy Burton helped you?

advising where to place pensions together with risk advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes over the last eight years I`ve been pleased with the returns to my valuation reports,

What could they have done better?

I felt, Andy dealt with my recent request to make a drawdown payment very well under the present circumstances, with a lot of personnel working from home during this pandemic he was able to complete my requirements in a very short time, keeping me informed with several phone calls during the procedure for the payments to be made.

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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?

Ongoing pensions planning

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Updated me on my pension, helped me transfer to new supplier. Helped me over any hurdles and success

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

And some. Pension pot increasing and because of delays from previous gained me compensation too

What could they have done better?

I found Andy to be very personable and helpful with little jargon and grief

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December, 2020

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Based in Somerset

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

Draw down on pension and investment

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Was very helpful in delivering my needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes very much so

What could they have done better?

No everything was good

Review from verified client

November, 2020

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Based in Devon

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

My circumstances have changed recently and I needed to get my finances sorted. My Pension situation was complex and the existing products I had did not offer the flexibility I needed. I was daunted at the idea of having to look at my pensions and needed advice as to how to proceed.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy was able to go through the details, explaining clearly what my options were. He was able to clarity things for me and provided great advice (regards ISA and pensions) in order to find products that would optimise my investments whilst providing me with the flexibility I require.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My pension will now allow me far more flexibility regards retirement income if and when I need it. The Drawdown options are varied and can change as my circumstances do. I feel more confident about managing my retirement and investments,

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November, 2020

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Based in Dorset

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

I wanted to start taking a pension from a fund that I had had for a number of years.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy talked through my preferences and requirements, obtained quotes from a number of sources, kept me informed of developments and made sure that I had the outcome that I wanted.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. He was helpful, professional, friendly and quick to respond to queries.

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November, 2020

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Based in Devon

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

the company i was with did not help me to get my pension.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

Andy did everything in his power to help me get my pension asap.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes i have got my tax free lump sum and my pension will be paying out every week.

What could they have done better?

i dont think Andy could have done anymore then he did

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2020

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Andy

Friendly professional advice that was made easy to understand for someone like me with not much financial knowledge!

Review from verified client

November, 2020

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Based in Devon

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

A pension sharing order from a divorce.

How has Andy Burton helped you?

He helped me find an ethical investment pension option.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It is too early to say yet.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. So far I’m very happy with his services.