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Insurance and Protection ( 15 )

Mortgages ( 16 )

Pensions ( 96 )

Equity Release ( 1 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 27 )

Auto Enrolment ( 2 )

Investments and Savings ( 57 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 15 )

Inheritance Planning ( 6 )

Long Term Care ( 2 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 9 )

Financial Planning ( 7 )

Financial Mentoring ( 1 )

Financial Coaching ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 9 )

£200k - £500k ( 19 )

£100k - £200k ( 11 )

£50k - 100k ( 22 )

Up to £50k ( 9 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Pensions can be so confusing, a friend recommended Mark.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Helped us through all the confusing jargon and helped us to decide on a plan of action.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very much so, pension all sorted.

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of.

Review from verified client

February, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Can not remember how I first got in contact with mark

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark has looked after my pension over the years and has been a great help in advising the best way to collect my pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

? Can not say

Review from verified client

January, 2024

Overall

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Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I needed advice in various pensions including which ones to put in a pension pot and which to leave where they were

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

His advice has been invaluable and given in a way which I understood and which led to me being able to choose the right investment for my needs. I know that my investment was being reviewed on a regular basis which meant it was in the best place that meet my retirement needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely and will have no hesitation in going back to Mark with any future investment requirement

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Mark

Very professional and efficient. Would recommend to friends and family

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

To combine our pension funds

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark has given me expert advice on my pension fund and since managing the funds they have increased in value! This is wholly because of Mark's expertise in studying the market trends and most importantly, understanding my required risk level.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely!

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Value

Based in Suffolk

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

As a small business owner I was looking for advice on pensions and insurances that would provide my family and I with peace of mind for the future.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark and I discussed my requirements and he explained various options that might be suitable for my circumstances. Using his extensive knowledge and insightful questioning he was able to recommend products that suited my needs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I'm very happy with the insurance policy that Mark has set up for me, it gives me total peace of mind now. I'm happy with the pension that was set up and there is now plenty of time for that to perform as we hope it will.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

Overall

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Value

Based in Essex

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

Mark was recommended to my late husband by a client when he semi-retired from his practice, he was Senior Partner in firm of Chartered Accountants and wanted a local adviser.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He has been advising us for quite a number of years, my husband was always impressed by his directness and reliability. Since recently becoming a widow Mark has helped me greatly managing the pensions, investment, and giving me valued advice, things I never had to be concerned with before.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I now feel more confident of any future monetary decisions

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Value

Based in Suffolk

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

We met Mark and his team in their office in Hadleigh a number of times; to organise and sort out my employment pensions. Something we kept meaning to do but it seemed such an ordeal and we never got around to it.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

My wife and I were really impressed with Marks knowledge of pensions and how they work. But also the considered way he took the time to explain everything in a language we understood. We were kept up to date during the whole process of moving the monies all together and investing them for the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

At last we had all the information we required ( and understood it ) to make an informed choice and to be honest it was a load off our minds. We now feel very relaxed and confident in the knowledge that Thompson Financial Consulting Ltd have everything in place for us for now and in the future and we can just get on with our retirement. Mark and his team are effective and efficient, polite and downright good at their job. I would whole heartedly recommend them to all. They even make excellent coffee!

What could they have done better?

Really difficult too think of anything, but perhaps some people may want to speak in a private office however I am sure that could be accommodated or Mark would visit them at their own home.

Review from verified client

June, 2023

Overall

Service

Advice

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Approaching retirement and wanted to consolidate pension plans into a more flexible vehicle.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Advising the best options in creating a more flexible plan to allow options in drawing down pension funds over the next few years.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the overall investment market has been under pressure over the pandemic period so consolidating various pension providers into a single vehicle has helped to reduce charges.

Review from verified client

May, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Advise on pension at retirement, private pension and inherited money.ISAS and drawdown

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Helped work out a regular income my my husband and myself and planning for our later years. My husband has recently died and Mark has been really helpful and reassuring for my inherited investments.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we seen funds increase in general with a few acceptable changes and Mark has kept us informed and made adjustments when necessary.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. It's exactly what we wanted.

Review from verified client

April, 2023

Overall

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Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I was looking for expert advice to guide me in the process of investing my pension savings to generate an income in retirement.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark listened to my concerns, understood my objectives and my attitude to risk, and seamlessly and painlessly developed a financial solution to fulfil those objectives.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

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

Review from verified client

March, 2023

Overall

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Service

Value

Based in Essex

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

We were advised to see a Financial adviser by our Accountant to set up a company Pension scheme, but were very nervous about Pensions in general and investing.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark was completely open and honest with us and we felt no pressure what so ever, he came up with a medium risk option based on our Questionnaire scores and helped with numerous questions we had along the way.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It's too early to know the outcome and we can only hope that the financial markets stay stable over the coming years.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, we would highly recommend Mark for his knowledge, professionalism and overall honesty.

Review from verified client

February, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Needed advice on what to do with pension fund

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark sorted out the best options for my pension pot

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

No payments till end of month

What could they have done better?

Nothing they were brilliant

Review from verified client

January, 2023

Overall

Value

Service

Advice

Based in Suffolk

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

Advice required relating to pension and savings

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark has reviewed our investments and pensions, advised on the best solutions and future strategies.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I am confident that mark has given us the right advice.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Mark

Mark was very understanding of our needs and listened to what we had too say

Mark's reply

Dear Chris Thank you for spending the time updating the VouchedFor site with your "First Impression" of Thompson Financial Consulting Ltd; it is much appreciated. With best wishes Mark Thompson

Review from verified client

October, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

As I was approaching 65 I needed advice and help with my pensions because the insurance companies do not make things easy.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He has spoken with me in a language that I was able to understand.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I was completely satisfied with all that Mark done for me.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

Overall

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Service

Value

Based in Essex

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

It was time for me to decide how I wanted to take my private pension .

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He helped me by explaining the many was in which I could take my pension’s.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have.

What could they have done better?

I don’t think they could, I received the information I needed to make an informed decision.

Review from verified client

May, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Advice on pensions due to retirement

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark has helped us by sorting out our three pensions, which we would have never been able to sort out on our own.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we are very pleased with the investments and outcome

What could they have done better?

We are very happy what has been done, could have not done anymore for us

Review from verified client

April, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

To sort out current pension

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Sorting which products were best

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

No

Review from verified client

April, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Wanting to consolidate multiple pension funds, create an investment plan and have more control over decisions

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark regularly discusses my needs and circumstances and attitude to risk with regards to my pensions investments and financial planning. He’s also recently helped me find a cost effective life insurance scheme

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so. I’ve always been pleased with the advise given by Mark and the financial results that have been achieved. He’s both professional and personal in his approach and I have introduced him to several friends over the years

What could they have done better?

I’m not aware of anything that I feel he could have done better over the 13 years he has advised me.

Review from verified client

March, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I was planning for my impending retirement.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark has helped me carefully consider the best financial options for me and my wife as I move into retirement. He has helped me take an overview of all of our finances and to consider current, and potential future, financial needs. He has liaised with my Pension providers and ensured timely payment of agreed amounts. Mark has spent time discussing each aspect of my financial planning in order to support my decisions around best use of my pension monies.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have a clear plan around financial aspects of my retirement with ongoing advice as necessary.

What could they have done better?

I was totally satisfied with Mark's services and would definitely recommend him to others seeking financial advice.

Review from verified client

February, 2022

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Inheritance

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Advised on investments and savings

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

January, 2022

Overall

Advice

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Value

Based in Essex

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

Initially, I needed Mark's advice in dealing with existing pensions in the context of a divorce financial consent order. Subsequently, Mark advised and then setup a new pension which is funded by my small limited company.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark's advice at the time of trying to finalise my consent order was invaluable and helped to open my eyes to the options available and what would be considered a fair sharing of the existing pension scheme. More recently, Mark has helped me in the quest to setup a brand new pension - this will help reduce my company's corporation tax bill as well as giving me valuable additional flexible pension options in later life.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - I now have a decent additional pension which has the flexibility and value that I had been looking for. I only wish I'd set this up a few years ago! Although I feel pretty confident when dealing with financial matters, there's no doubting the value that a knowledgeable IFA can bring, especially with the complexities of pension planning.

What could they have done better?

To be honest, I can't think of anything. Mark and his team are very responsive and I had - and continue to have - complete confidence in the way they dealt with my needs.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I needed to simplify my various pensions

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Explaining in plain English what my options were and working out how much risk I was prepared to take to get the best results for my future. Completion and submission of all necessary forms.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Everything has gone very smoothly and I have been kept up to date throughout.

What could they have done better?

I am very happy with the excellent service I have received from Mark Thompson

Review from verified client

August, 2021

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Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Required a professional for best advice someone who's main job is sourcing pensions for people, in addition some products are only available to financial advisors. Also

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Listened to requirements, recommended product, did paperwork and chasing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Early days, but value in drawdown plan has increased

What could they have done better?

very satisfied with service

Review from verified client

May, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Needing some help to find the best option I could for my pension that would give me the best return financially.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He went through all my options and then found the best company to invest my pension pot in.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all. Excellent communication and nothing was too much trouble.

Review from verified client

April, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

We were looking at what to do with our pension plans and needed some good advice

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He found the best way to place our money and helped us to make the decisions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we feel safe with our investments and trust Mark to act in our best interests

What could they have done better?

We trust Mark and his advice so we don’t think there is anything that could be done differently

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2021

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Mark

Very honest and helpful

Mark's reply

Dear David Thank you for spending the time updating the VouchedFor site with your "First Impression" of Thompson Financial Consulting Ltd; it is much appreciated. Feel free to contact me when you may need further advice. With best wishes Mark Thompson

Review from verified client

March, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Looking to improve performance and reduce charges on pension portfolio

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

To simplfy and added goals to where i needed to be.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

improvements are happening

What could they have done better?

I would not have thought so in the present climate

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2021

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Mark

Friendly, clear, knowledgable, flexible. Excellent start. No idea whether his services commensurate with profile as not reviewed. As this was a 'required' qun I answeted yes but I don't actually know

Review from verified client

February, 2021

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Initially wanted to consolidate all of my pension pots but Mark has helped in all other areas of financial planning.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

With advice and guidance on pensions initially. He has also given advice on mortgages and more recently on ISAs for myself and my husband.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Less paper would be lovely! In these days of email communications and encryption of files it should be possible to send less paperwork and save more trees.

Review from verified client

February, 2021

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Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Furloughed due to covid & then offered voluntary redundancy.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Gave advice regarding different options available. How I could invest some of my pensions but still retain cashflow for ongoing daily living.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I can't think how they could improve the service we have received. Very professional but as very friendly & easy to communicate with.

Review from verified client

January, 2021

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Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Originally to sort out mine and my husbands pensions and find some life assurance

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Consolidated our pensions under one pension and took out new life assurance plans.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, very pleased with the service! Informative and attention to detail.

Review from verified client

January, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

My wife and I needed to consolidate our various pensions.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark gave us both very informative information which allowed us to pull the old pension funds together, then select the best funds and risk levels that suit us currently. We get an annual review which allows us to see how funds are performing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, it has simplified our pensions and we can see at a glance how the funds have grown thanks to Marks expert advice and hard work!

Review from verified client

January, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Need for advice on investing lump sums for income.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Clear explanation of risk choices leading to informed decision on risk / return, identification / recommendation of suitable investments, handling all the machinery of setting up and maintaining the investments on the platform, annual review, plus taking a holistic view including associated factors such as tax, pension, IHT planning ...

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the recommendations have proved sound giving us the expected rate of return over a very challenging period (to date) with minimal erosion of capital.

What could they have done better?

A trivial point, but less physical paperwork if possible - the file is splitting at the seams!

Review from verified client

November, 2020

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Inheritance

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Provided advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not yet!

What could they have done better?

Mark was very helpful in a situation which was made more difficult by COVID.

Review from verified client

September, 2020

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I had several personal pensions that I wanted reviewing and to consolidate into one.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

I had an evening appointment to fit around my work which was great. Mark listened to my needs, asked lots of questions regarding my needs for the future and my family and gave advice on my old pensions. He summarised very clearly and confirmed everything in writing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Mark has arranged the transfer of my old pensions into one which has been very straight forward and hassle free. I am looking forward to seeing how this performs and feel secure with the knowledge that Mark will be reviewing regularly with me.

Review from verified client

May, 2020

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Getting to the age where retirement is not too far away and so needed to find a way to maximize my savings and investments.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Assessed my situation as far as earnings, investments and pension pots were concerned and discussed plans make these work best for me over the course of a few years to put me in the best possible position for the date at which I would want to retire.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

You never know how alternatives might work out but I am satisfied that Mark's ideas improved greatly the position that I would otherwise have been in.

What could they have done better?

I have been very pleased with the amount of contact during the years I have dealt with Mark. The periods between reviews was good so as to know that we were doing things regularly but not too frequently. Also there was never any pressure on what to do.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2020

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Mark

Nice guy, great, clear explanation.

Review from verified client

April, 2020

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I needed to bring my financial affairs up to date.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark found my business a way of insuring me as the managing director with a policy called 'Relevent Life'. he also provided advice on the way forward with pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

100%

What could they have done better?

Mark did everything he could. he came up with very helpful and useful advice.

Review from verified client

March, 2020

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

We had a number of occupational pensions that were coming to maturing and we needed impartial independence advice to guide us on how to get these under our control and in one safe place.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He explained all the options available to us, enquired about our own investment considerations and what level of income we needed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Mark's guidance has helped us to exceed our expectations and secure a good balance between cash and investment with medium risk profile.

What could they have done better?

I think Mark has an excellent practice and knows how to deliver what clients' needs. His personal manner and that of his colleagues makes us very relaxed about our investments and feel we are in safe hands.

Review from verified client

January, 2020

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Advise and Support on pension funds prior to retirement and investment of funds and income since retirement.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Viewed the market place on best investment plans and recommend options on best plan for income release

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not the best results but this was due to the overall world marketplace. Recommendation of changes have been given and reviewed with Thompson’s and changes have been made.

Review from verified client

December, 2019

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Wanting to update my pension

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Found me a better pension provider

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

November, 2019

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I found I had multiple pensions that became quite complicated to understand. I decided I needed someone I could trust to sort this rather specialist problem for me.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark was able to explain what assets I had and what options where available to me to help me plan for the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes , I am very happy with the work carried out by Mark in helping me prepare for my retirement. he has made complicated financial planning , quite stress free.

What could they have done better?

I personally cannot think of anything that needs changing about the way my business was handled.

Review from verified client

September, 2019

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Value

Based in Essex

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

Organising our pensions which were split over different companies

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He gave us excellent advice ad to what to do with our pensions even to the point of leaving the ones that were best not moved. Felt he was very honest with us and we were very confident he had our best interests at heart. Would definitely recommend him.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too early to tell yet.

Review from verified client

September, 2019

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Required savings review and future pension transfer advice

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark understood my needs and future requirements and fully understood the reasons for our consultation

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing I am happy with the experience I received from Mark

Review from verified client

May, 2019

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Service

Value

Based in Essex

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

My pension provider was not giving very good service.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark did an appraisal of my current financial circumstances and offered me advice on where to move my pension.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

To early to say but Mark has been excellent at keeping me informed and arranging to transfer my pension to my new provider.

What could they have done better?

Mark could not have done any more he was very efficient, informative and courteous.

Review from verified client

May, 2019

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Pension advice

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

I needed advice about my pensions. Mark cut through all the "red tape" and "jargon" and gave me the information and advice I needed in a clear and concise manner. I cannot say enough good things about Mark. He is honest, thoughtful, kind, very knowledgeable and I felt completely safe and at ease with him. I only wish I had met him 20 years ago.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything he could have done better.

Review from verified client

April, 2019

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Value

Based in Bedfordshire

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

As I am getting older, I was thinking about my children's future

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He gave me information about all I needed to know and answered all my question truthfully without any pressure

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

it was a hard decision but I am glad its done

What could they have done better?

to be honest I cant think of any, he was very honest, made everything very clear to understand what I had to do and what had to be done in the furture

Review from verified client

March, 2019

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Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

I first used Mark many years ago when I needed advice on a mortgage application. I was most impressed with the service and advice received and therefore had no hesitation in contacting Mark again when I needed a professional review of my pension pots.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark carried out a full review of my pension pots and came back with an excellent, easy to understand full report of same. Any questions I had were answered fully and explained in plain English when I need more detail.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, every time I have used Mark for financial advise the outcome has always been more than satisfactory.

What could they have done better?

None.

Review from verified client

March, 2019

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Just needed pension advice

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Moved plans

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Cannot say yet to early into plan

What could they have done better?

He did he’s job could not ask for any more

Review from verified client

January, 2019

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Pension Advice

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Sorted mine & my husbands pensions

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes! Great return on my pension value in the last 5 years!

What could they have done better?

Nothing! Great Adviser!

Review from verified client

January, 2019

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Suffolk

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

Initially to transfer and amalgamate my different pensions into one ‘pot’

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark advise the best course of action to combine my schemes and simplify the return.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes definitely, Mark has worked hard to find the best possible funds to provide a return on investment.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - he has provided my wife and I an excellent service.

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January, 2019

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Based in Suffolk

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

Needed advice on my company pensions as I was due to retire

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Provided me with all the relevant information for I could make an informed decision

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Took his advice, but too early to tell yet

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

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December, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

I decided to change from my previous adviser because I was seeking much better service and a Financial Adviser that was more local.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark was very thorough when exploring which areas of our financial planning we would like help with and was extremely clear in explaining our options. He organised the transfer of our savings fund to ISA's that suited our needs better than our previous ones had.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, definitely.

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November, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

Following long term illness, the need release to release funds from pension.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark took time to understand why I needed funds and clearly explained the possible pitfalls of moving pension fund.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Mark was very clear and insistent that I understood all of his recommendations, which I have been more than happy with.

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August, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

Needed to review personal pensions.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Looked at the policies currently held and compared with other companies.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

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August, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

I needed advice as to where to save a large sum of money.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Money has been invested.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we are making money.

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August, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

Trustees and wanted advice on investment of trust funds.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He was very thorough and explained our options. His advice was clear and he was very understanding of our needs and worked hard to find a product to match these.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes in terms of our investment requirement and the product suited our needs.

What could they have done better?

All delivered to a high standard and do not think anything could have been done better.

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June, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

Redundant at 59, advice needed re possible early retirement, and on what to do with various pension pots.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Listened, understood my needs and levels risk I wanted to take. Identified and recommended drawdown plan to meet my needs while allowing some pension pots to remain invested and my preferred level of risk. Communication back at every stage and always available to answer any queries. Now retired at 59 and happy !.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Early days, but all looking good so far.

What could they have done better?

Nothing as yet, all good.

Review from verified client

March, 2018

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Based in Suffolk

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

Original PFA decided the day before I left full-time work that he no longer would advise me. Introduced to a friend of his but I "asked around" and saw 2 others. Mark Thompson was recommended and we met informally before commitment.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Clear analysis and explanation of our circumstances and the various options to get a pension from savings. Clarity and explaining the tiniest detail were important factors in using Mark Thompson.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

We were conservative in our wishes and Mark Thompson explained a simple system. To someone who is not ignorant of investment but has never realised a pension before, the simply approach was right for us at this stage.

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December, 2017

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Based in Suffolk

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

Having residual cash in our limited companies, we wanted to know how to invest it.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark outlined our options within our risk profile. He was always quick, polite and helpful.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It's too early to say.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think how he could have done better.

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December, 2017

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Based in Suffolk

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

Was not satisfied with last adviser.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He sat down and explained in detail what we needed to do. We are both in our 80's and needed a trusted professional in this field for guidance.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most certainly so,very pleased.

What could they have done better?

We could not have asked for more,his patience was much appreciated.

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December, 2017

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Based in Suffolk

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

Lots of different pensions etc stretching back a long way and got to retirement age and didn’t know were to start.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Researched all pensions, found all benefits for each pension.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Totally satisfied with the top rated professional service mark provides

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December, 2017

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Based in Essex

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

My previous advisor set up a pension and some endowment policy's and life insurance for me but it was all so over complicated I really didn't know what was going on.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark sorted every thing out for me. Stripped away policy's I didn't need , sorted out endowments which weren't performing and re-invested in my pension.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I couldn't be happier, everything was taken care of for me and my pension is doing better than I could have hoped for.

What could they have done better?

I don't have much spare money so my view had been to go with what's been suggested and I've been happy with the advice offered

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November, 2017

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Based in Suffolk

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

Advise & support for my retirement / investment funds.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark discussed in detail all the options available which helped us both understand the option available so that we could move forward to enjoying our retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It’s early days but we are sure with Mark’s continued help and advise all will move forward in the right direction.

What could they have done better?

Mark was very patient with us taking time to review and make decisions, I’m sure at times we could have done with push to move things forward.

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November, 2017

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Based in Suffolk

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

We approached Mark for financial advice after having changed jobs and had various monies in different employer schemes. Saving towards a pension was a priority.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He gave us good advice and amalgamated what he could access for us. We had annual meetings with him where plans were reviewed and adjusted where necessary. The portfolio was streamlined and made more efficient and understandable for us.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have now retired and Mark continues to look after our interests. I am very satisfied with result of his labours over the last 10 years.

What could they have done better?

I am not sure that any more could have been done for us.

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November, 2017

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Based in Suffolk

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

We did not look, Mark has dealt with our financial affairs for over 10 years and we had no reason to go else where.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

Mark assisted us in obtaining releases of lump sum from our pensions to fund our "grand designs" building project.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

I think at times Mark took the brunt of our frustrations with the time taken to obtain monies, but to be fair this was down to government rules and out of his control. It is important to keep us updated which he did.

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October, 2017

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Based in Suffolk

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

We had loans due to work and wanted to sort out a mortgage to consolidate outgoings , also advice on insurances and pensions ,as we were getting in a muddle with everything !.

How has Mark Thompson helped you?

He arranged all our finances explaining in a way easy for us to understand !! We believe his help was excellent so pleased we met mark.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes now mortgage free and mark is helping with pensions doing well !!.

What could they have done better?

I don't think anyone could have advised us any better !! We are very very happy

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October, 2017

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