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Insurance and Protection ( 2 )

Pensions ( 31 )

Equity Release ( 1 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 25 )

Investments and Savings ( 28 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 4 )

Inheritance Planning ( 8 )

Long Term Care ( 6 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 3 )

Financial Planning ( 24 )

Financial Mentoring ( 7 )

Financial Coaching ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

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£200k - £500k ( 12 )

£100k - £200k ( 3 )

Up to £50k ( 1 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

June, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

On going pension/financial advice

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Very well

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Tom's reply

Dear Beverley, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. I’m delighted to hear that you have found my ongoing pension and financial advice helpful. It’s always my goal to provide clear and effective guidance tailored to each client's unique needs and circumstances. Knowing that you have seen the outcomes you were hoping for is incredibly gratifying. Financial planning can often feel like navigating a complex landscape, and I’m pleased that our work together has made this journey smoother for you. Should you have any further questions or need additional advice, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I'm here to help you achieve your financial goals every step of the way. Best regards, Tom

Review from verified client

May, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Norfolk

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

Transfer out of a DB Pension

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom has made a detailed cash flow plan for our future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing I could think off

Tom's reply

Hi Garry, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I'm delighted to hear that you were pleased with the outcome of our work together. It’s great to know that the detailed cash flow plan we created is meeting your expectations and providing clarity for your future financial planning. Helping clients like you plan for the future is precisely why I’m passionate about financial advising. Your satisfaction is my top priority, and it's rewarding to know you couldn't think of anything that could have been done better. Thank you once again for your kind words, Garry. If you ever need further assistance or have any questions in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Best regards, Tom

Review from verified client

May, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Pension advice

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Managing pension performance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Tom's reply

Hi Eric Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Retirement planning is a key part of planning for your future. It's important to me that clients feel confident in their futures, and can look forward to a comfortable retirement, with peace of mind Look forward to speaking to you again soon Thanks Tom

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Tom

Good communication, clear information

Tom's reply

Hi Graham Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, it was great to meet you Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

April, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Pension and investments

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom has ensured that we will have sufficient income for our retirement. He has also being advising is to get other things in place, I.e. Power of attorney’s.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far everything is going in the direction we are happy with.

What could they have done better?

So far nothing.

Tom's reply

Hi Kevin Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I'm glad to hear I have been able to help you get things in order for the future, hopefully giving you peace of mind for your retirement. I look forward to speaking to you again soon Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

March, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Retirement

How has Tom Evans helped you?

He has managed my pension fund for the last eight years, and given me advice on other financial matters.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so, my retirement has been stress free due to Tom’s advice and financial planning.

What could they have done better?

Whether it’s a meeting in his office or a conversation over the phone has always been 100% focused on my present and future financial plans,

Tom's reply

Hi Chris Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Planning for retirement is such an important part of financial planning, it's vital to find someone who has your best interests at heart, to help ensure a comfortable retirement. I'm thrilled to hear I have helped to make this as stress free as possible Looking forward to our next catch up Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

January, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

We wanted to make sure the return on our savings was maximised to ensure a comfortable retirement.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

He has helped us plan and spread our investments with Parmenion. If we have a question then Tom responds very quickly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and no. Wars and conflicts have affected our returns but there was nothing Tom could have done about that!

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Tom's reply

Hi Ann Thank you for leaving such a positive review. I'm glad to hear I have been able to help you prepare for a comfortable retirement. It's important to me that my clients know they can contact me at any time, and that they will get a quick and clear response. It's been great working together, and I look forward to continued success Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

August, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Investments and retirement planning.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Given us guidance and understanding for Managing my pension pot, investments, etc.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We have been pleased with the guidance and support we have received.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Tom's reply

Hi Kevin Thanks for leaving this review, I really appreciate it. It's been great working together to help you achieve your goals, and I'm so pleased to hear I have been able to help you achieve a better understanding of your finances. I'm looking forward to continuing to support you through your financial journey, and seeing future success together Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Retirement

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Advised on pension transfer and investment

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Tom’s advice covered everything that i needed to know

Tom's reply

Hi Christopher Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. Retirement is a big change of lifestyle, so feeling confident that you have everything in place to make it as stress free and enjoyable as possible is so important. I'm thrilled to have been able to assist and support you, so you can feel confident for the future Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Advice on investments

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Has helped with investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

Tom's reply

Hi David Thanks for leaving this review. It's been great working together to help you achieve your goals when it comes to investments, and I look forward to seeing continued success together Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Initially my husband and I approached you for advice on dealing with Inheritance Tax

How has Tom Evans helped you?

He has helped in many ways since my husbands death sorting out my finances and giving me advice on investing, pensions etc

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes…hoping I have done the right thing

What could they have done better?

Tom always answers my calls and helps with everything he can, so I don’t think he could do any more

Tom's reply

Hi Sara Thanks for leaving such a great review. It's been a privilege to help you through such a difficult time, and I hope my guidance and support has helped you gain more confidence in your finances. I'm always happy to help and reassure you whenever you need it, and I look forward to continuing to help Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Pension

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Developed a consistent durable financial plan,consistent with my personal needs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So,far,so good.

What could they have done better?

Any diminished charges, obviously,but I feel you must pay for these services,on results based returns.Tom is worth his due.

Tom's reply

Hi Tony Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad I have been able to help you achieve confidence and financial stability for the future. Retirement can be daunting, so it's vital to be confident that you have everything in place to make it as stress free as possible. It's been great working with you, and I look forward to continuing to support you in your financial journey Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Future security for my family

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Puts plans and financial outlooks into terms we understand

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Things are going very well currently

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Hi Jonathan thanks for leaving such a great review. Planning for our family's future is one of the most important things to give us peace of mind going forward. It's been great to be able to support you in this, and I'm glad I have been able to help you achieve your goals. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

I wanted to fund my early retirement

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom advises me on how best to make the most of my pension and how to budget more wisely.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. We are well on track to maintain my current lifestyle until i reach a ripe old age.

Tom's reply

Hi Wayne Thanks for leaving such a positive review. It's been great working with you to help you achieve your goals, so you can look forward to a long and happy retirement. I'm glad I have been able to give you peace of mind for the future, and I look forward to being able to continue to support you Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

to make sure i am covered for retirement

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Explained the process

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

hopefully so

What could they have done better?

nothing

Tom's reply

Hi Paul Thank you for your review It's bee great working together to help you plan for your retirement. Making such a big change to your lifestyle can be daunting, but hopefully I have made it as stress free as possible, and given you a clear understanding of your options, and some peace of mind Looking forward to seeing you again soon Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

I have been a Client of the Company all my life due to my parents and my late husband also being Clients.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

By explaining things clearly and patiently and giving me confidence as to my financial affairs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far so good!

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I know of.

Tom's reply

Hi Jane Thank you for your kind words. I'm happy to have been able to support you, and helped you to feel confident in your financial decisions. Having a lasting relationship with a client is so important to be able to get to know you, so I can understand your individual needs. Thanks for continuing to put your trust in me, and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Works pension and savings

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Advice and investment

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Ongoing

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Hi Louise Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Pension planning is such an important part of preparing for your financial future, and it's been great to be able to help you achieve your goals. I'm very much looking forward to being able to continue to support you through your financial journey Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Manage my pension

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Worked with me to opt out my Company pension , nothing too much trouble and very professional.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. So far, so good.

Tom's reply

Hi Gary Thanks for leaving this review, I really appreciate it. There are a lot of options when it comes to pensions, so I love being able to find alternatives for my clients that best suit their individual needs and objectives. I look forward to being able to continue supporting you Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

July, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Financial planning

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Explaining clearly how to invest

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Defiantly

What could they have done better?

Nothing we are more than happy with the service Tom provides

Tom's reply

Hi Yvonne Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot. It's been great being able to work with you, to help you achieve your financial goals. I like to give my clients the options and knowledge to help them make decisions they're comfortable with. It's been great to be able to support you with this, and I look forward to continued success Thanks Tom

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Pension transfer

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Given me sound advice in making a decision about my pension transfer

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes in difficult times you

What could they have done better?

Nothing really

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Service

Advice

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Husbands Transfer of Pension

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Investment/Pension advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

on the whole yes, but global market uncertainty has meant unfortunately values are down

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in South Yorkshire

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

To advise on investments of savings and pension lump sum.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Advice on managing savings, financial planning, ethical investment, risk, and good practice - eg wills, power of attorney, gifting money to children and grandchildren.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In the current financial climate the investments haven’t yet made the returns that we would have hoped for. However we have been well informed about future projections and possible choices for the future.

What could they have done better?

I don’t think so

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

More security for my family

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Given good advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing at the moment

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Pension transfer

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Very well

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

All ok

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

I needed a financial advisor to advise on staying in or transferring out of my defined benefit pension.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom advised me to transfer out of my defined benefit pension and backed this up with a thorough lifetime income plan. He also advised on the investment strategy within my wrap pension.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have a biennial meeting with Tom to check my income plan is on track and and change investment strategies as required, so far everything is running to plan.

What could they have done better?

I can’t really think if anything Tom could have done better, he is always at the end of the phone if need him.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

I have always been a client of FB and my parents before me. Also I find financial matters difficult to deal with and appreciate the peace of mind having Tom's guidance.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

See above

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Taken into account that people like me find dealing with matters on line difficult.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Sought advice regarding redundancy payments.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Explains clearly, approachable & helpful.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Outcome matched advice given.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, happy with service given.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Transfer of penaion

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Yes

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Initially yes, not so good since covid and ukriane war

What could they have done better?

?

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Pension transfer.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom has acted in many capacities,facilitator mentor,instructor,to define some elements which I value as a client.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Apart from the obvious human answer.I have financial stability through Tom,Charlie,and our team.This has been proven over half a decade.I believe it will continue in such positive spirit.

What could they have done better?

I tend to think,if confidence was integral ,and predominant we could have done a little better.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

preparing for retirement

How has Tom Evans helped you?

arrangerd investments and managed them

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

What could they have done better?

nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Planning for retirement

How has Tom Evans helped you?

ensuring we plan for the future

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Advised to

How has Tom Evans helped you?

good advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

No but only because of financial market

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Income from deceased husband and need to invest it sensibly

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Yes always helpful and explains what I don't understand

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet due to covid and market instability

What could they have done better?

I don't know because as far as I can see the success or failures of my portfolio is down to external factors such as covid and the war in ukraine

Review from verified client

December, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

We wanted to maximise the returns from our savings to ensure we have a comfortable reitrement.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Yes

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes up to the point when Putin decided to invade Ukraine.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Cheshire

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

needed to set up a trust account

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Providing guidance on how to invest, explanation of risk types etc to make sure am fully informed before making any decisions. Managing everything on our behalf, making running the trust fund simple for myself and the other trustees. Provides really good documentation and takes the time to wlk through it all to make sure that it is all understood.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

better that any expectation.

What could they have done better?

nothing that I can think of

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

To help me with various financial affairs as I am not confident in doing it myself.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

He has given me confidence to get on with my life knowing that my financial affairs are in order.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of although I do still find having to do so much on line not easy partly because I prefer doing business on a personal face to face basis.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Retirement planning

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom has helped us assess our appetite for risk, saved us money through tax planning and challenged us to think differently about how we fund our retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we retired before we were both 60 and are are living our best life

What could they have done better?

My preference would be for things to feel less rushed and intense. More considered and fuller responses to questions would help. Whilst the technical advice is sound, speed does not necessarily equate to good service.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

We needed professional advice on how to maximise the return from our investments

How has Tom Evans helped you?

He has helped us draw up a long term investment plan

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes before Putin wrecked the financial markets

What could they have done better?

Nothing without the use of a crystal ball

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Retirement

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Helped to transfer my company pension and plan for my retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing really, after discussing my plans with Tom and a lot of advice given to me my retirement was sorted.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

uncertainty of which direction to take

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom has always explained in a manner easy to digest

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

plans still on going

What could they have done better?

not sure they could do anything better

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Final salary pension transfer advice.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom reviewed my situation and gave advice, which I acted on. He gave well researched unbiased advice and explained clearly to me, highlighting risks and opportunities.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes positive outcomes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

I wanted to make sure that I was making the right financial decisions for myself and my family and I also knew I needed a financial adviser to make sure I didn't keep leaving my personal finances at the bottom of my "to do" list.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Tom was very professional, always challenging but he also listened. He gave me a clear plan and ultimately it has given me a lot of comfort knowing my financial affairs are now in order.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

I wanted to draw down from my Pension pot and retire from work early.

How has Tom Evans helped you?

He has come up with a plan to help me achieve my goal of retiring early whilst at the same time keeping me grounded with realistic expectations.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Tom's advice has meant that my expectations have been exceeded.

What could they have done better?

Im not aware of anything else they could have done.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Lincolnshire

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

Look at pensions and personal finances

How has Tom Evans helped you?

Sorted pensions and advised on finances

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes sorted one of my pensions which took a bit of older paperwork to sort

What could they have done better?

Nothing all sorted