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Mortgages ( 2 )

Pensions ( 9 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 4 )

Auto Enrolment ( 1 )

Investments and Savings ( 5 )

Long Term Care ( 1 )

Financial Planning ( 2 )

Financial Mentoring ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 2 )

£200k - £500k ( 1 )

£50k - 100k ( 1 )

Client reviews

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2024

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Stephen was very helpful in advising on my pensions as well as initial overall financial advice on investments with a view to retirement planning. I would be very happy to consult Stephen again in the future.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2024

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I have some financial planning in place, but I wasn't sure if the set-up was right for me. Stephen was great at helping me make sense of what I have and building confidence in what I need to do. A great, trusted advisor!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2024

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Great to have really useful advice from an expert. Thanks Steve.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

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A great first meeting with Steve looking at my retirement plans with some very helpful suggestions.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

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Steve was very professional and put me at ease explaining things very clearly in an easy to understand way. This has meant that I have been able to go away and look at next steps more confident in my understanding.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

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Stephen listened to me and treated me like a grown-up with intelligence. he seems really committed to a tailored approach that is based on evidence. he was unhurried, didn't make assumptions, and explained things I was unsure of. I already feel more in control of my finances, and more confident.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2023

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Stephen took time to talk through my plans and goals and was very clear about the process involved and choices. He explained things to me using language I could understand and took it at my pace so I was comfortable with what we were discussing. Highly recommend

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Worcestershire

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

To review pensions and have advice on a exciting pension.

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Stephen was very experienced in explaining the pension schemes. He helped us to understand our options so we could plan for the future. He guided us through the forms as they are quite tricky to fill in. He was a pleasure to have in our home, very polite and made us feel at ease.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very much so.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Surrey

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

I wanted to understand the total value of my pensions and my options for approaching retirement.

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Stephen gave me a clear explanation of what I have and my options going forward.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Stephen answered the questions I had.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - excellent service!

Review from verified client

May, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

My private pension matured in 2022 and I looked for someone who could advise me of my option’s moving forward

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

He was very thorough and experienced in this field and offered me a few options he thought was the best options for me

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Don’t honestly think he could have done anything better

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

May, 2023

Overall

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Stephen is just so easy to understand, non patronising, helpful and oh so knowledgeable. I worried about a commission hungry agent pressing me to make decisions I wasn’t ready to make, but my experience was completely the opposite -Stephen clearly laid out the options and encouraged me to take some time to consider and come back with any questions. As a newly single woman I now feel confident about my options and 100% will recommend Stephen to my friends - thank you!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

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Very clear, informative, professional and thoughtful. Stephen really listened to what I want to achieve and tailored his advice accordingly. By far the best advice I've been given.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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Very good, knowledgeable and informative

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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Really helpful advice given regarding my pension

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2023

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I required assistance with managing a lump sum received through inheritance. A really relaxed, friendly chat with Stephen has greatly helped me with how to proceed. Highly recommended by me!

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in West Midlands

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

My previous Financial adviser decided to retire and Stephen was appointed as his successor to provide ongoing support and advice in connection with my own retirement plan

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

We arranged a face to face meeting to review my present retirement arrangements and the services provided by the fund managers. We discussed the appropriateness of my risk factors and whether any changes were necessary in the foreseeable future. We also updated personal information contained within the database

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I believe it is important that arrangements are reviewed from time to time at a face to face meeting, as out of such meetings, alternative considerations are brought into focus.

What could they have done better?

I was very satisfied with the outcome of our meeting and am confident that Stephen has the professional experience and competence to provide appropriate advice going forward. Therefore I do not have any views on what needs to be done better

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

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

I retired and wanted advice as to what I should do to get the best out of my pension

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Steve spoke to me about my options once he felt he fully understood my financial situation. He also explained each option to me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have seen the outcome I was wanting.

What could they have done better?

I don’t think Steve could have done any better which is why I gave a 5 star review

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2022

Overall

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Stephen is an engaging and clear communicator who immediately put me at my ease, listened carefully and offered thoughtful and relevant responses, moving the agenda forward. I felt I gained a lot from my conversation with him and look forward to moving forward on my financial planning with his support.

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in Worcestershire

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

Been with AFH for years

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Took the place of our old IFA

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

More or less

What could they have done better?

Nothing at this point in time

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in West Midlands

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

I have been with AFH for 12 months and this was our annual review, we were previously with Mike Gibson who retired this year

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

He reviewed our circumstances and what is in place he confirmed all good but suggested we auto transfer funds into isas to take advantage of tax allowance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We will do when allcomplete

What could they have done better?

We can’t think of anything at all

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

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

I needed to merge my pension pots and obtain advice on the best way to use these for future income. And for advice on my general financial position

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Stephen was extremely helpful, understanding and patient. I felt confident of his advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

October, 2022

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Based in Gloucestershire

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

Planning for retirement following a divorce.

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Practical strategies that fitted with my situation. Steve really listens and understands your priorities.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Plans in place to meet my requirements for retirement

What could they have done better?

Always met expectations

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in West Midlands

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

Pension planning

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Great all round financial advice leading up to my planned retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

100%

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2022

Overall

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He was very profesional and his free consultation appointment solve most of my doubts and helped me to take a decision on what to do next. Stephen was very approachable and explains me all details I want to know, with patience and using clear language (I'm second language English speaker). After the first phone call and the face to face meeting I'm happy to met Stephen, and will contact him again if needed.

Review from verified client

July, 2022

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Based in Wiltshire

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

I needed to remortgage my home and wanted assistance finding the best deal for me.

How has Stephen Dixon helped you?

Stephen provided expert advice and was able to make everything clear and concise, so I understood everything. He is as able to provide me with a mortgage rate lower than any other place that I had previously looked.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I got a better outcome than I had expected, and I have Steve to thank for that.

What could they have done better?

I can’t pinpoint anything that could be improved.