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Insurance and Protection ( 3 )

Mortgages ( 2 )

Pensions ( 40 )

Equity Release ( 6 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 30 )

Investments and Savings ( 23 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 14 )

Inheritance Planning ( 4 )

Long Term Care ( 2 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 13 )

Financial Planning ( 4 )

Financial Mentoring ( 1 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 16 )

£200k - £500k ( 7 )

£100k - £200k ( 5 )

Up to £50k ( 5 )

£50k - 100k ( 3 )

Client reviews

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Surrey

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

I needed advice and help to arrange my pensions.

How has David Holland helped you?

David arranged my pensions to be put into a 'big pot'.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The pot has increased in value.

What could they have done better?

I'm happy.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with David

David was very knowledgeable and helpful.

David's reply

Hi Keith, thanks for your review. I'm glad to hear you were satisfied and hope we can meet again. Regards, Dave.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in London

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

I needed advice regarding pensions and long term retirement planning.

How has David Holland helped you?

Dave researched the most suitable pension for my requirements, had the account opened for me, and chased up pension transfers on my behalf. He kept me informed throughout the process.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

David's reply

Angelika, many thanks for your endorsement. I'm happy I was able to be of service.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in London

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

I sought advice after my husband's death when I had a larger portfolio of investments to look after.

How has David Holland helped you?

Recommended how to assess and collate all investments, and provide monthly income as well as growth. Also received advice and management of deceased husband's pension fund.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing obvious springs to mind.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Somerset

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

I had the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy and early retirement and move out of London

How has David Holland helped you?

He helped us understand the options and how we could achieve our goal

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we moved and no longer work.

What could they have done better?

Perhaps a bit more pushing to take a higher risk investment.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in London

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

My workplace pension’s default fund was performing extremely poorly and the value of my pension pot was plummeting.

How has David Holland helped you?

David quickly identified why my fund was performing badly and gave me the advice I needed in order to self manage my fund in line with my personal investment goals.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Since David advised me, I made the changes to my pension fund based on his advice. The loss of fund value halted pretty much immediately and my fund has since returned to growth, in in the current world wide economic downturn.

What could they have done better?

David couldn’t have done any better for me. His advice has been clear, well explained and spot on from a performance perspective.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Surrey

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

Personal reasons

How has David Holland helped you?

Always contactable and gives good advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

All good.

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?

I retired in 2017 and needed advise about my pension pot.

How has David Holland helped you?

David introduced me to the invest company and guided me through the entire process of choosing the right investment strategy. All his explanations were easy to understand and I was feeling save with decisions I made. Dave continued to advice me during all the time from my retirement. However, I had all the information to stay in control of my portfolio.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In spite of my retirement been coinsided with brexit and covid I my portfolio stood healthy. Recently, David helped me to buy an annuity with rate higher than I expected so I feel very secure.

What could they have done better?

Great service! All experience was pure joy. Thanks, Dave!

David's reply

Thank you Tamara. It's been my pleasure to have been able to help.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with David

Very good first meeting. David instilled a great deal of confidence and was very personable and helpful.

David's reply

Glad to have been able to help. Let me know anytime you think I may be able to add value. Regards.

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?

My savings had been invested for ages and my ifa retired and taken over by a new team whom I found difficult to communicate with far too corporate in style.

How has David Holland helped you?

David help me move to a much better platform with less charges and higher performance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes everything is much healthier

What could they have done better?

Nothing, David has been very supportive and a great advisor.

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Surrey

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

Retirement and the pensions I had both private and when I was a staff employee and little knowledge of the annuities.

How has David Holland helped you?

Very helpful at the first meeting spelt out what needed to be done. Took away copies of the pension documents so as to look at them in closer detail so as to be able to give me an idea of the figures regarding the pensions. Further meetings took place when the final figures were arrived at which were all conducted in a clear and concise way. I was very impressed as to the way all the information was put over in that it was easy to understand.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome is far better than I expected

What could they have done better?

I don`t think there is any thing that could have been done better.

David's reply

David, many thanks for your continued endorsment. Please let me know if ever I can be of further help, afterall we are practically neighbours. Cheers.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Middlesex

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

My Lifestyle pension was losing value as it was geared by the provider towards annuity and I needed advice to switch funds in order to gear it towards drawdown.

How has David Holland helped you?

David has helped me to understand why my original pension funds were losing value and has selected growth funds for me to assist in recovering some of the value I've lost.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It's rather early to tell, but looking at the funds David has selected for me I have no reason to doubt that I'll achieve growth over time.

What could they have done better?

I feel that David's service was as good as it could be.

David's reply

John, many thanks for your endorsment.

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in London

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

Needed someone with a personal toucg

How has David Holland helped you?

Financial investment and pension planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

David's reply

Thanks Nigel, always happy to be of service.

Repeat review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Somerset

This review is a follow-up review from a client who left a review previously.

How has David Holland helped you since your last review?

David is always on hand should I have any questions and sorts everything out about my pensions.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Outside UK

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

To decide whether to withdraw the whole pension as a lump sum or let it to a large extent remain with the insurance company and recieve quarterly pension payments.

How has David Holland helped you?

Gave me advice how to decide which of the two options above would be the most beneficial to me..

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, really

David's reply

Yan, Many thanks for your endorsment. Glad to learn that you are still around to enjoy your annuity. I hope health concerns are not imeding life. Best regards,

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in London

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

I sought financial advice after the death of my husband as I now had a much bigger 'portfolio' to oversee which also included his Pension Fund

How has David Holland helped you?

He made a detailed analysis of all investments, whilst also discussing my attitude to risk tolerance. David was also instrumental in moving all my different ISAs and other funds over to one recommended platform to be managed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes; everything was efficiently handled and supervised. David's advice and support will be ongoing.

What could they have done better?

N/A

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

We contacted Dave to help with sorting out my mother's accounts and do some Estate Planning.

How has David Holland helped you?

He wrote a comprehensive report with a number of options and went into a lot of detail describing the pros and cons. He was very knowledgeable about the tax implications and also very helpful in transferring some accounts.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We've used his advice to come up with a plan and move forward.

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Middlesex

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

Was unable to access a pension, this needed to be transferred to another pension to enable access.

How has David Holland helped you?

Very helpful

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing really, very happy with the service

David's reply

Helen, many thanks for this endorsmement. Please feel free to contact me whenever you think I may be able to help. Regards Dave.

Review from verified client

January, 2023

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Based in Middlesex

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

We needed to source a pension suited to our needs.

How has David Holland helped you?

David helped us to find a suitable pension and the process was easy and straight forward.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

David helped us to find a suitable pension and the process was easy and straight forward.

Review from verified client

January, 2023

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Based in London

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

Moving to self employment through a service company

How has David Holland helped you?

Provided advice to find the best life assurance and income protection.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Middlesex

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

I was looking for advice on setting up a private pension for myself

How has David Holland helped you?

Dave has helped me pick a suitable private pension set to my comfortable level of risk with the flexibility I was seeking and helped determine a sensible monthly contribution based on my circumstances.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We have just set up the pension so time will tell I suppose, however I now have a pension set to my comfortable level of risk and with the flexibility I was seeking.

What could they have done better?

Nothing up to this stage.

David's reply

Really glad I could help. Have a great Christmas.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in London

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

I quit the job without securing the new job and did not know what would be the best option for me to take regarding pension. A friend of mine recommended him to me and I decided to obtain a support from an financial advisor.

How has David Holland helped you?

David carefully listnened to me telling my circumstance, my plan for the near future and my health, asked me about my financial status (the fund in my pension pots, the amont of savings, value of my house and so on) and checked my appetite for risks. With all the relevant information he gathered from me and managing companies of my pension funds, he investigated various options and provided me his recommendation. After my agreement to the recommendation, he's been carrying out transferring pension funds to a single platform which is best for me. During the process, I asked him a lot of basic questions and he always answered the questions clearly and promptly and I appreciated it. As I didn't have much understanding of pensions or didn't know where to start and what to check by myself, his investigation and recommendation helped me understand what options I had with pros and cons and make a decision as to what to do with the pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. In particular, he's been dealing with the pension manageing company with which some of ex-colleagues of mine are having a huge problem to get any response.

What could they have done better?

One minor thing is that although he took notes when I told him my schedule being away, he seemed to had lost the notes so that I had to repeat it. It's trivial and doesn't impact on main things, it'd have been better if the notes had been kept in the clear place.

David's reply

Akiko, thanks for your endorsment. I'm glad I could be of service and will be glad to help again if needed.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with David

Prompt, efficient and very helpful service would highly recommend.

Review from verified client

September, 2022

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Based in Somerset

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

How and where to put my pension and advice generally on my investment.

How has David Holland helped you?

I valued his advice and the options given. He was always at the end of the phone and kept me informed during all the process of transferring my pension. Any problems etc he would sort out and get back to me by return. I always felt I was in good hands.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have had the outcome I was looking for,

What could they have done better?

As far as I was concerned he could have not done any better. Any problems that there was came from where I was transferring the money from and it was always sorted out for me by Dave. On the last question I did not review online as my partner used him and was very happy with the outcome so recommended him to me.

David's reply

Sue, Many thanks for your endorsment. It was always a pleasure to be of help. Here's wishing you and Peter all the best.

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in Surrey

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

Reaching the age of 70 and the job that I was in coming to an end so decided to take retirement and that led to me requiring a financial adviser to sort out my pensions.

How has David Holland helped you?

Initial face to face meeting to go through the pension documentation and to take copies and read through them. Further meetings to tell me how things were progressing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I don`t think there is anything I was surprised as to what was achieved with the figures in my pensions

Review from verified client

August, 2022

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Based in London

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

I am due to reach retirement age this November and wanted to maximise my retirement income.

How has David Holland helped you?

His advice on the options made deciding easy. He also secured the best annuity for my 'cash pot' and gave sound advice on what to do with some AVCs I have.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am not sure what you mean here. The benefits of David's advice are received later this year. But it was well worth seeking David's advice.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Review from verified client

June, 2022

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Based in Middlesex

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

Was looking to start a private pension

How has David Holland helped you?

David advised me, showed me my options in detail and put together a policy for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes most definitely. David was very helpful and thorough.

Review from verified client

February, 2022

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Based in Middlesex

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

Change of circumstances. And an opportunity to move out of London.

How has David Holland helped you?

He provided clear explanation of the various pensions I had, advice on which ones to consolidate and which ones to leave. Provided advice on the right platform to put them into and he set it all up, had the paperwork prepared. He made the whole process easy.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes very pleased.

David's reply

Peter, many thanks for your endorsement. I will of course keep an eye on your investment and let you know if I think any changes should be made.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in London

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

I needed some expert advice on my pension and other financial matters. Globe IFA were recommended to me. I have been very pleased with the service, investments and David Holland. I feel I’m in a safe pair of hands.

How has David Holland helped you?

David was very good and worked hard to put together a well balanced portfolio.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have and am pleased with the continued growth.

What could they have done better?

Very happy with what has been put in place.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Fife

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

I have been a client of Globe for many years.The service and advice I have received have always met my needs.

How has David Holland helped you?

This year, Dave organised my annual ISA top ip. Dave also facilitated the disposal of assets to free up cash for my adopted son to buy a property.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Dave's service and advice has always been excellent, so I find I am unable to imagine or to suggest any improvement.

David's reply

Many thanks Jerry. I'm always happy to help. Here's wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

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

I retired more than five years ago having accumulated a number of insurance policies and memberships of several pension schemes. I needed to know what was the best structure for me and my wife.

How has David Holland helped you?

He and John Pickles reorganised my pension arrangements. They are now much more flexible and accessible for drawdown if needed. When I contact Dave from time to time as needed, he is always happy to help and has the information at his fingertips.I

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I can't blame Dave Holland for the performance of the markets!

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in London

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

An intention not to put all our eggs in one basket

How has David Holland helped you?

With the items ticked above

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

We were quite satisfied

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in London

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

Pension transferring and investment

How has David Holland helped you?

David and John have been from day one extremely helpful and guided me through the process. They are easily accessible and always ready to help with any queries. I would highly recommend both to future clients

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I cannot comment on that as I am not financially knowledgable to know if there were different avenues to invest my pension monies.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

I was seeking advice on whether I was in a position to retire, if so what the options were and guidance on the best option for me.

How has David Holland helped you?

David provided the guidance I was looking for and helped me make arrangements for my retirement accordingly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I am happily retired and comfortable with my arrangements.

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Devon

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

Needing a private pension.

How has David Holland helped you?

Visited me in my offices and ran through everything required. Is in contact and responsive when I have queries.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, would always welcome higher performance but going in right direction.

David's reply

Greetings Joe. Much appreciate you review. Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

The repercussions of the Equitable Life debacle on my pension savings

How has David Holland helped you?

Having taken over my file from his colleague, Dave has provided excellent advice in reinvesting and growing my pension savings

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, my pension savings have grown significantly

What could they have done better?

Nothing comes to mind

David's reply

Andrew, many thanks for you review. I'm always happy to be of service. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the new year.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in London

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

We were looking for suggestions regarding investment and future financial security.

How has David Holland helped you?

My wife and I have always found David helpful and prompt in his advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

So far we have.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything.

David's reply

Harold, many thanks for you review. Here's wishing you both all the best for Christmas and the new year.

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in Aberdeenshire

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

I was a client of John Pickles prior to his joining Globe in the early 2000's. I initially met John when I was working in Vietnam in the mid 1990's. David helped me primarily on my pension options but also provided more general investment assistance.

How has David Holland helped you?

David assisted me in sorting out my various pension products, most significantly he advised me to take out fixed protection in 2014 and has helped since in moving various products to more suitable providers.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome has been significantly better than I had expected.

What could they have done better?

Not much

David's reply

Alan, many thanks for you endorsment. I'll look forward to catching up with you next time your in London. Best regards,

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

1. Approaching retirement 2. Investments for grandchildren

How has David Holland helped you?

Assistance in accessing pension funds/guaranteed annuities

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I am not aware of anything that may have been done better iin the circumstances

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

To consolidate two old frozen pensions.

How has David Holland helped you?

Consolidated the funds of two old pensions into a modern pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely, Dave has changed my future! He’s there whenever I need advice. Excellent personable service.

What could they have done better?

He’s gone above and beyond to help.

David's reply

Kate, many thanks for your review. I will of course endevour to live up to the high standards you've attributed to me. Best regards, Dave.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Based in London

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

Initially to advise on how to invest some inheritance - not a large amount, but they took a lot of trouble.

How has David Holland helped you?

I have very little to invest but Globe IFA have always looked after me very carefully and in recent years David Holland has been hugely helpful with his advice on Equity Release, making sure that I am with the best provider and changing when appropriate.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, so far - though my wish to extend my Equity Release has been stalled right now as our building is caught up in the cladding crisis. David has been very helpful - as far as possible - and I am sure will continue to help me once the cladding is fixed and I am once more able to ask for further Equity Release.

What could they have done better?

Nothing - I am not the best at managing money and they have been very helpful for a number of years - firm when they need to be but always sympathetic and with positive ideas.

David's reply

Sarah, many thanks for your endorsement. No worry how small the matter don't hesitate to ask if you need my help again. Regards, Dave.

Review from verified client

October, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

I was looking for an investment that would at least keep up with inflation, at best outpace it.

How has David Holland helped you?

David was very thorough in exploring my financial situation, my needs, my hopes and expectations and my attitude to risk. His final recommendation was, as far as I could tell, the result of a good deal of research and corresponded exactly to what I wanted.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too early to tell: we're only a month into a long-term (5 - 10 years) project.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. David answered all my questions promptly and thoroughly; his explanations were a model of clarity. The whole process from first approach to creating the portfolio of investments was completed in a very short time.

Review from verified client

October, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

The wish to invest an inheritance with reasonable safety and to outpace inflation.

How has David Holland helped you?

He found an investment platform which adhered to our specifications and within our risk profile.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Too early to say.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. Dave acted speedily and answered all our questions with great clarity. He was genial and helpful in the process.

Review from verified client

September, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

Retirement

How has David Holland helped you?

Advice and planning

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

David's reply

Mike, thanks for your review. It was interesting working with you.

Review from verified client

August, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

Needed to consolidate my various pensions.Did not want an annuity but preferred a draw down long term solution that grew.

How has David Holland helped you?

He gave clear advice and solutions to my situation and guided not dictated what I should bear in mind in making my decision. He understood my circumstances and long term goals before his advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes totally satisfied and hopefully the plan will produce the expected results to fit my circumstances.

What could they have done better?

Not a lot. Investments of this sort are risky but I was guided in my choices.

David's reply

Many thanks for you comments. I'll stay engaged to make sure things work out. Cheers.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

August, 2021

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with David

Professional, friendly, efficient. Anticipated all our questions.

Review from verified client

July, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

Advice on pension pot having retired.

How has David Holland helped you?

By spending considerable effort analysing multiple pension plans that date from 1984 onwards, understanding their relative performance, terms, conditions etc. Then recommending consolidation in a single plan that allows a 'drawdown' approach. Also an excellent cash flow projection over 20-30 years as an indication of how a drawdown approach will be possible before funds are exhausted.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I now have a single fund that is easy to track, but also received valuable advice that one pension plan should stay with the current provider until maturity to avoid being financially penalised.

Review from verified client

March, 2021

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Based in Middlesex

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

I needed to release equity from my home and because of the reputation iof equity release companies I was wary. However David Holland was recommended to me and he was extremely helpful and completed everything to my total satisfaction including putting me in touch with solicitors specialising in equity release whom again were excellent

How has David Holland helped you?

As mentioned above total satisfaction from inception to completion of Equity Release

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

In my opinion everything was done to total satisfaction bearing in mind the pandemic it did not hinder progress whilst adhering to strict Covid restrictions

Review from verified client

February, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

We were looking for a Group Life Insurance cover for our employees

How has David Holland helped you?

He was able to understand our needs in detail and he was able to find an appropriate vendor. We had quite a few financial advisers and insurance companies letting us down. David had an in depth knowledge of which companies would be able to help us, which was very useful and helped save time.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, most definitely.

What could they have done better?

I think everything was well communicated and well explained, there really wasn't anything more we could've asked for.

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February, 2021

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Based in Outside UK

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

I was wondering if I could afford to retire to Portugal.

How has David Holland helped you?

Dave was brill - 1st step was a 'stress test' to see if my savings would support the decision. Then I did a number of pension consolidations into a SIPP with Dave. Advice all along was solid, down to earth and very practical.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Early days in terms of long term, but Dave got everything sorted in super fast time driven by the Brexit deadline and with the pensions industry in lockdown - he battled through all of that and made it happen in a tight time frame.

What could they have done better?

Not much frankly - an honest guy who gave great advice and tailored a solution to my personal circumstances - highly recommended.

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January, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

Pension advice

How has David Holland helped you?

He helped me move a pension that was not advantageous to my circumstances. It also died with me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I now have a pension pot that is able to be drawn down when I wish and can left to my beneficiaries in the event of my death. It also enabled me to help my daughter purchase her first home.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. David listened to what I wanted to do with my pension and helped me make my decision to move to a provider that enables me to live a more financially stable lifestyle.

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December, 2020

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Based in Middlesex

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

Following retirement looked to consolidate four separate private pensions plans to one retirement pension vehicle and to invest cash savings in to suitable long term investment plan.

How has David Holland helped you?

Gave guidance and comment to my broad outline of my financial requirements. Provided full, detailed and clear proposals of the actions to be taken. Questions and queries promptly answered. Setting up of annuity and transfer of pensions completed timely and efficiently.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

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September, 2020

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Based in East Sussex

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

I had neglected my financial affairs for several years and wanted some advice around my investments and financial planning. Specifically, I wanted advice on transferring some investments from the US to the UK, and a strategy for managing those investments going forwards in line with my life plans (including a career break) and my long-term financial goals.

How has David Holland helped you?

Dave helped me to understand my financial goals and recommended that I move my investments to a discretionary investment manager in the UK. He then set up meetings with several investment managers that he thought could provide the service I needed, and joined me in those meetings to make sure that the managers understood my needs. He then consulted with me to select the manager I wanted to work with, and oversaw the process of transferring my investments from the US.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - my investments are now being managed in the UK by a firm who clearly understand my long-term financial plans, thanks to the work that Dave did in helping me to understand and develop those plans, and in communicating them to my new investment manager.

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of - I have been very happy with the communication, advice, and support I've received from Dave since day one.

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August, 2020

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Based in Outside UK

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

The UK based insurance company supplying my personal pension plan, requires that a client who would like to withdraw all pension money in one go has to recieve advice from a chartered financial adviser before the payment is done. I therefore approached David Holland and asked whether he would like to be my adviser.

How has David Holland helped you?

David Holland helped me in several ways: a. Explaining the background and various circumstances of pension plans with regards to inter alia tax and payment aspects. b. Specifying the possible pension plan payment options. c. Describing different economical and practical consequences of for instance a single lump sum payment and annuities. d. Recommending a specific pension plan payment option. e. Explaing the reasons behind the recommended specific pension plan payment option

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In short: yes, fully.

What could they have done better?

NIL

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July, 2020

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Based in Middlesex

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

needed to transfer my pension as i was losing to much money on it

How has David Holland helped you?

he took all my details and found the best product for me in a very quick timescale

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes

What could they have done better?

he was very proffessional and i dont think he could have done any more

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June, 2020

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Based in Surrey

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

Pension tranfer

How has David Holland helped you?

David looked at my pension finances And transfer my pension to a a fund that suited me

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes very pleased with David Holland service

What could they have done better?

Pension jargon is complete night mare for most people. Going to a good adviser is a must, David Holland is excellent

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June, 2020

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Based in Surrey

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

I was diagnosed with late stage cancer so I wanted to use my pension for the income. However, I was considering how I can use it effectively.

How has David Holland helped you?

He responded my message immediately and arranged the first meeting via online during lock-down, and he even delivered and collected documents from my house. Then he contacted my pension provider to ask some questions, and researched the best pension for my current condition. When we had got some of the annuity products to compare, he explained options, figures and risks for me clearly, that made me to decide change my mind from the first intention finally.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, it was more than I expected.

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May, 2020

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Based in London

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

equity release to increase annual income

How has David Holland helped you?

Yes of sound advice and great help

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes totally

What could they have done better?

David Holland did a great job and their is nothing I can think of he could have one better!

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May, 2020

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Based in London

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

After some changes in my private life I needed an expert IFA to deal with my pension and investments.

How has David Holland helped you?

David Holland and the team at Globe Independent Financial Advisors Ltd are pleasant and professional to deal with. I know my pension and investments are in a safe pair of hands. From my 1st visit I was very impressed with them. They take time to listen to what I am looking to achieve with my pension, they explain the details of the products and keep me regularly updated. I would have no hesitation in recommending David Holland and the team at Globe IFA Ltd to colleagues and friends.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am very happy with the outcome that has been put together for my future.

What could they have done better?

David and the team did everything 1st rate.

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May, 2020

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Based in Middlesex

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

I needed advise on how to mange my pension and consolidate several pensions into a single investment.

How has David Holland helped you?

David Holland acted for me in managing my pension and provided very detailed information on the options I had. His manner is considered and polite and he is always willing to explain the policies in a way that is clear and easy to understand for someone who is not familliar with the details of pensions. He is always approachable and helpful. David Hollond is also diligent in ensuring

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I have seen the outcome I was expecting. My pension is now managed carefully and I have a clear path to retirement.

What could they have done better?

Nothing I can think of.

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May, 2020

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Based in Surrey

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

I wanted to release 25% of my private pension and invest the rest in a pension drawdown scheme.

How has David Holland helped you?

David was very informative and his advice and his assessment of the situation helped me with my decision. He explained completely all aspects of the different pension schemes that were available to me and contacted my pension company to investigate the drawdown re-investment into there pension funds and how the funds where performing!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I was completely satisfied with the outcome !

What could they have done better?

I could not have asked anything more from Mr David Holland

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April, 2020

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Based in London

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

I needed an equity release advisor.

How has David Holland helped you?

He skilfully navigated me through the equity release market and was always on hand to assist me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I am glad to say that Canada Life has paid me.

What could they have done better?

I would say that Dave did his best.

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December, 2019

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David is thorough in his financial review and met my questions honestly.

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November, 2019

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He was very helpful

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November, 2019

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Based in London

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

I required to transfer a pension from a defunct employer's scheme into a more accessible scheme which would allow me to make new payments to grow the fund.

How has David Holland helped you?

He reviewed my financial circumstances and suggested a suitable pension scheme that matched my needs and attitude towards risk. He then arranged the transfer between the two schemes.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the new pension scheme has been set up and the transfer has been completed.

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November, 2019

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Based in Hampshire

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

I was approaching retirement and my wife and I needed sound advice.

How has David Holland helped you?

He advised me on the benefits of consolidating my various pension pots and policies into one shorter term fund and one longer term fund.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. the funds are well managed, the flexibility is very welcome and I anticipate being able to leave my wife with sufficient funds after I die and with, possibly, some left for the family.

What could they have done better?

Dave Holland has advised my wife and I on our financial affairs for about 10 years. Nothing comes to mind as to how he could have done better. He is always responsive, thoughtful and careful to ensure that we make the best use of our funds. The pension legislation is a minefield and he leads us through it magnificently with a keen eye to our approach to risk.

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November, 2019

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Based in Middlesex

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

Obtaining life and income protection policies.

How has David Holland helped you?

Dave searched the market for me and obtained a variety of quotes from insurers for both of the above named policies

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

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November, 2019

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Based in London

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

I was dissatisfied with the performance of my Personal Pension and on recommendation contacted this IFA. The analysis and assistance I received to move to a new provider and eradicate problems with the previous ppp was exceptional. As a result the last five or so years have seen a significant improvement in performance and value of the pension.

How has David Holland helped you?

Dave's attention to detail and ability to answer complex questions is very good. Now that he is advising on an Equity Release product I am confident that the best interest and terms have been achieved and explained

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - with both the pension and equity release

What could they have done better?

I have little to compare with. Since I am at retirement age now I think that Dave's involvement over the last few years have made a major contribution to this phase of life planning

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June, 2019

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Based in Surrey

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

We were looking at Equity Release as an alternative to Down Sizing and Investing.

How has David Holland helped you?

We felt comfortable, confident that his advice was both informed and unique to our requirements.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Brexit aside, yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really.

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June, 2019

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