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Insurance and Protection ( 5 )

Mortgages ( 3 )

Pensions ( 66 )

Equity Release ( 3 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 52 )

Auto Enrolment ( 1 )

Investments and Savings ( 67 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 15 )

Inheritance Planning ( 15 )

Long Term Care ( 5 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 14 )

Financial Planning ( 38 )

Financial Mentoring ( 6 )

Reviewers' assets

£500k+ ( 24 )

£200k - £500k ( 20 )

£100k - £200k ( 3 )

( 1 )

£50k - 100k ( 2 )

Up to £50k ( 3 )

Client reviews

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2024

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Tom

No response

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Suffolk

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

Support and guidance on pension

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Considering options , what works best for me and his support was invaluable Also speaks in non pension speak

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes so far

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for this Jane

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in London

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

Financial planning and the best way to minimise IHT

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom advised on suitable options with a view to reduce the IHT burden.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Obviously like all investments, the portfolio has been impacted by the world events (outside of Toms control!)

What could they have done better?

Who knows. They are in managed funds reflecting the level of risk agreed with Tom.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much Colin

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Gloucestershire

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

financial planning for the future

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

a most approachable person who has given us clear explanation over many years

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

unfortunately economic conditions and level of interest rates has not made that possible for the majority of UK savers/investors

What could they have done better?

not aware of anything, given our low risk strategy and world affairs

Tom's reply

Thanks so much Sandra

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Outside UK

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

I wasn’t sure of how to plan this retirement

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He gave me very sound advice and invested my money very wisely, always listening to my requirements.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and beyond.

Tom's reply

Merci Veronique! Much appreciated.

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in London

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

He’s very honest transparent and has integrity

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Helped transfer my assets from a previous IFA to I’d lost faith in

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Transfers hampered by extreme inefficiency of Scottish Widows. But Tom managed to contact the group CEO of SW which finally pushed them into doing their job - albeit after over 5 months!

Tom's reply

Thanks Q! Much appreciated.

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?

We needed a pension planner for our workplace pensions that was 30 years ago and Tom has looked after us eversince.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom has discussed and reviewed our pension options for the past 30 years and done a fantastic job, we quite often run financial ideas past him and his always very informative.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes very happy with the outcome of advise Tom has given especially for inheritance planning.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much Mick. Catch up shortly

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in London

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

I had many individual pension plans that had found place over the preceding years and Tom helped me move all these into a SIPP. This SIPP has performed well since inception

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom is always promptly available by phone or e mail in response to any financial queries I have .

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Subject to the fluctuations in the financial markets which are outside the control of Tom. I am satisfied with the performance of my investments

What could they have done better?

Tom is always available, and short of waving a magic wand over the market performance iIdo not feel he could have done any better

Tom's reply

Thank you so much for your kind words Brian

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Middlesex

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

Reaching an age some years ago when I needed advice about my various private pensions.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

At the time the only option was to set up annuities which he organised for me. He also advised me regarding dividing and investing other money inherited plus the money left over as a result of my husband and I separating, selling our family home and purchasing 2 separate smaller properties in cheaper areas.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes although I wish it had been a few years later when I could have drawn down some of the pensions capital instead of it all being set up in annuities.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. Tom was very helpful.

Tom's reply

Thank you Sarah

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?

Required specialist advice

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Invaluable help to maximise the potential available from a pension buy out that was available from a long forgotten pension

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

More that I could have imagined,great service

What could they have done better?

In my case nothing!.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much Tony for your kind words. Wishing you and Eileen a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2024. Kind regards, Tom

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?

Initially, I needed to consolidate various pensions into one. Tom was recommended to me by an existing client of his.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom assisted me in consolidating my pensions and selected a portfolio of investments which ideally reflected my own approach to risk

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely - I avhe seen the value of my investments increase and am very pleased with their performance

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your review Sally. Much appreciated. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2024. Kind Regards, Tom

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in West Sussex

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

A sum of money from an inheritance together with searching for an effective saving plan.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He set out the basis for the most effective way of saving and explained the different risks involved.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Essex

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

Inheritance and inexperience in financial matters of this type.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He has been tremendously helpful, giving me advice and a no nonsense appraisal of the pros and cons of investment markets.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, it was a roller coaster to start with due to the financial climate but now the results are great.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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?

Wanted to ensure that my finances were in order for my future and my family

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He has looked at both my wife's and my financial circumstances and put together a solid financial plan

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

To date, I am very happy with Tom's advice and service.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words Fred

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Devon

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

I have known Tom for many years (to many to remember)! His understanding and knowledge is second to non about how our retirement income is going. And what is required for our Investment. When my wife and I retired we had no hesitation to ask Tom to advise us on our retirement planning. We knew he could do a great job foe us.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

To make our investment grow, considering the how the markets have behaved over the last sixteen years.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Don't know if Tom could have done any better. As far as we are concerned Tom has done the best we can hope for.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words Pat and Pat

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

Death of parent and inheritance

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Took over financial investments that father used to manage

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words Lucy

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Outside UK

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

We had company pension schemes, we wanted to make sure that we got maximum return on our investment with minimum risk with the pensions in a scheme where we could draw down as and when we needed.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom has guided us and advised us as and when we needed, he is always available for a chat and we feel at ease and trust him with our retirement investment

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, despite the downsides of brexit, covid and world wars we are very happy with how our investments have grown over the last 8 years or so

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words Stewart and Alison

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?

Recommended by a friend

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Partly

What could they have done better?

Don’t know

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words Frankie

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

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

A capital event

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

From early investment and security advise to pensions, wealth management and investment planning Tom has been a huge comfort and guide

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I have enjoyed the privilege of financial advisors from private Bank through corporate finance and PE and Tom’s counsel has outclassed all by a country mile.

What could they have done better?

It doesn’t get any better.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words J

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?

Invements

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Different investment advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

?

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words Colin & Mo

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Berkshire

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

Savings and pension(s) over many years

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Explained thoroughly (sometimes repeatedly!) for my benefit and has always been quick to respond whenever I have questions or my circumstances / investments change.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I think so! In the often confusing modern world with increasing uncertainties in just about every aspect of life, the peace of mind and trust I have established with Tom is a huge burden off my shoulders. Could my investments have grown bigger, faster elsewhere? we will never know.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything. A first class service.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words Malcolm

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?

None

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom is an absolute gem in the field. Any issues that I have raised Tom has responded and appropriate action taken.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not at the moment

What could they have done better?

Nothing

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Tom

Didn’t receive a response

Tom's reply

Hi Bethan I replied almost immediately on 17th Oct 2023 at 0947 am. Maybe it’s gone into your spam or junk folders. Please check. I resent again today. Regards Tom

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Somerset

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

I’ve known / used Tom’s advice for over 30 years. I wouldn’t still use him if I wasn’t entirely content with his help

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Originally pension advice and more recently investment savings

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Who knows ?

Tom's reply

Thanks so much for your kind words John.

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Outside UK

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

I needed to find reliable advice for my pension arrangements after the demise of the Equitable.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom advised me well and helped me to arrange for a satisfactory solution.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I'm now enjoying the pension income I was hoping for.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Tom's reply

Thank you Jan and Lucie. ik wens jullie beiden een fantastisch nieuw jaar met gezondheid en geluk

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in London

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

Further advice regarding the options available to me in respect of a final pension salary scheme that is due to start making pension payments to me in March 2023.

Tom's reply

Thanks Gabs

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 had several different pension schemes that required specialised help in drawing them all together in a SIPP

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom Fawcett pulled everything together under one umbrella, and has kept not only my Sipp under regular review, but also mine and my wifes independent investment portfolios.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. the growth on both pension and investment portfolios, even allowing for market fluctuations, are good

What could they have done better?

I am happy with all aspects in the knowledge that if i need to raise any points of concern, Tom is only a phone call or e mail away. and responds without delay.

Tom's reply

Thanks Brian

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?

Needed help in planning my finances for my future, as well as checking on my current portfolio

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Absolutely, he has made my future finances clearer and is always at hand to provide intelligent, comprehensible practical advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I am very happy with the outcome following his advice.

Tom's reply

Thanks Fred

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Suffolk

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

Was able to point us in the right direction to release some funds

Tom's reply

Thanks Paul

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

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

I had 9 pensions and wanted to amalgamate 6 of them.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He has given me advice on my pensions and transferred 6 pensions into a single fund.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

I am not aware they could have been.

Tom's reply

Thanks Tim

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Berkshire

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

Inherited money

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

I just leave him to do the best for me. He has the knowledge to do the best for money.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Tom's reply

Thanks Geoff

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Surrey

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

I was coming up to retirement and was disappointed with the potential annuity income especially when including my wife and index linking the income from my pension and other investments

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Put a plan together where the income is not impacted when sharing with my wife - also set up an ISA for each of us

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Initially yes but the global financial issues have hampered its growth over the last couple of years but because the investment is ultimately spread across a large number of institutions and companies the impact is less than had I left the funds in my old pension

What could they have done better?

Without a crystal ball I don’t think so

Tom's reply

Thanks Peter

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Outside UK

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

I needed one very badly and Tom was referred to me by Pam who left for Canada

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

V polite. Accurate. Prompt. Well humoured and very well informed..always answers a query Just a super person I greatly respect

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Definitely

What could they have done better?

Come to Kenya to meet me.

Tom's reply

Thanks Ginny

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in West Sussex

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

Lack of in-depth knowledge of financial markets.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Advising on best ways to save and which platforms to work with.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I know of.

Tom's reply

Thanks Phil

Review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Surrey

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

I've used a financial advisor since 1976 when I was moved from a final salary pension scheme to a personal pension scheme by the company I was working with at the time.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

I was unhappy with the advice I was receiving from my pension advisor at the time and moved to Friends Provident who Tom was working for at the time. He later became an independent FA and I moved with him.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and more so

What could they have done better?

Nothing unless he was clairvoyant

Tom's reply

Love the clairvoyant remark Martin! I'm just awaiting delivery of my 2023 crystal ball! Thanks for your kind words.

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Surrey

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

Sound advice

Tom's reply

Thanks Julian

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Outside UK

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

Financial advice, comprehensive guidance, pension fund draw down

Tom's reply

Thanks Stewart. Hope you had a safe trip

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in London

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

Ongoing assistance with any queries regarding the impact of the market changes on the investments.

Tom's reply

Thanks Colin

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Devon

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

Yes

Tom's reply

Thanks Pat

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Middlesex

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

There has been no need for Tom’s advice since our last review.

Tom's reply

Thanks Lin

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Hampshire

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

Tom has guided me to find a capital sum to help my daughterbuy a house.

Tom's reply

Thank you Peter.

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in Surrey

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

As i will reach the ripe old age o 75 next year and still have a small retirement account with Tom I have asked his advice on this topic which was given clearly with all options available.

Tom's reply

Thanks Pam.

Repeat review from verified client

December, 2022

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Based in London

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

How has Tom Fawcett helped you since your last review?

the investments have not changed

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Tom

I have only just met Tom but from first experiences very impressed.

Review from verified client

April, 2022

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Based in Surrey

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

I was reviewing my pensions and financial commitments

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom showed us the options available and worked with us to set up a facility that would allow us to minimise our fiscal commitments while providing an excellent opportunity to grow the fund as our income improved

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

From the fund's perspective we have. Our incomes have not grown as we would have expected which is not a fault of Tom's at all.

Tom's reply

Thanks Pete. Much appreciated. Regards, Tom

Review from verified client

March, 2022

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Based in Devon

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

Have known Tom for may years to many to count. Tom was to at Schroeder when we first met, and when I retired had no hesitation to ask him for help for advice for my pension investments.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Over the years first rate. Both my wife and myself have had and still have a comfortable retirement for the last fifteen years. Hopefully for may more years to come.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Given the circumstances of the past fifteen years, with the recession about ten to twelve years ago and covid and Ukraine today. I could not see how Tom or the company would have done much better.

Tom's reply

Thanks so much Pat and Pat. It is much appreciated. Warm words indeed. Have a lovely weekend. Best wishes, Tom

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?

We needed advice on setting up a new arrangement for managing our ISAs

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He took over the management of our ISA portfolio

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Can't think of anything

Tom's reply

Thanks David for your kind words. By the way, it was me on the phone with my three labs yesterday in the woods when you walked past. I was engaged so couldnt talk! Have a very very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Tom

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in East Sussex

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

Need for pension advice

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Placed savings into an investment fund.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very good growth over the years and very pleased with performance. Tom is always very responsive and provides very clear advice.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thanks so much Myles for your kind words. Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022. Best wishes, Tom

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December, 2021

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Based in Lincolnshire

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

Coming up to retirement and needed to invest money wisely.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Provided advice on integrating my pensions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thanks Noel. Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and all the best for 2022. Tom

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?

Someone who understands the market and is an SME on how to grow value

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom has been able to advise from time to time to move and shift to the funds to generate better value

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, recently the funds have picked up value compared to the rerun seen over the past 10-12 years

What could they have done better?

Periodic proactive review from his side and advise switch to the right funds , sectors, as opposed to be prompted / asked for a review. By the time I get to know the value, many times in the past , the value has already gone down prior to the switch

Tom's reply

Hi Hemant Thanks for your review. Much appreciated plus the feedback. Record year for us this year so many thanks. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best wishes, Tom

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?

i was in the business before retiring 22 years ago and worked with Tom so i already knew him and liked his work ethic.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

I have a pertfolio which consistently improves.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and more

What could they have done better?

nothing

Tom's reply

No probs Pam. You did indeed review before. Much appreciated and have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2022. Nicky sends her love too. Tom x

Review from verified client

December, 2021

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Based in West Sussex

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

Their expertise in the areas that I invest in which is medium to high risk

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Explaining the options open to me so as I had a full understanding of where my money was being invested in and I have to say in a very honest efficient and professional manner I would certainly recommend him to people I know

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes in every way His advice has always proved to be correct

What could they have done better?

Due to current volatile market conditions I don’t think he or any other IFA could have done better

Tom's reply

Thanks for your kind words Simon.

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?

I wanted to move my SIPP from another firm, as I wasn't pleased with their service.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He explained clearly my options regarding my financial situation, and gave sound advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Mostly, yes.

What could they have done better?

Not sure.

Tom's reply

Dear Janicke, thanks so much and your kind words are much appreciated. I wish you well for a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best wishes, Tom

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 unhappy with the fund manager and the company that we were using at the time.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He was experienced, clear, solid, and able to make recommendations that we have stuck with and been very happy with.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I'm really not sure

Tom's reply

Thanks so much Lorraine for your kind words. I wish you a fabulous Christmas and all the best for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022. NIcky sends her love too. PS I left a message on your mobile for a catch up the other day. Best wishes, Tom

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?

Pension advice on and post retirement

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Went to great lengths to explain pros and cons of different alternatives for pension investments and draw down

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Not aware of anything

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December, 2021

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Based in Kent

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

Future plans and current specifics

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Offered sound options

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Took the advice and realised what I needed

What could they have done better?

Accurate, prompt and professionally delivered - so nothing!

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?

I needed advice on how to invest an inheritance.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

His advice has been all that I could have wished for. A really knowledgeable young man and always happy to chat if I have any concerns.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Certainly, in this difficult times

What could they have done better?

Not much

Tom's reply

Thanks Sue for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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?

Long term support with investments and pension planning

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Good sound straightforward easy to understand options

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes wonderful

What could they have done better?

nothing

Tom's reply

Hi Joan, thanks so much for your review. Much appreciated. I wish you a fabulous Christmas and all the very best for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022. Kind regards, Tom

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?

For an opinion and advice on all financial matters.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

By recommending schemes and funds to improve the financial situation

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Not in the present circumstances

Tom's reply

Thanks Derek for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you and Yvonne a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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?

Inheritance to invest

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom carried out risk assessment to ensure we were comfortable with the portfolio. Tom then sorted everything

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing in Tom,s control

Tom's reply

Thanks Liz for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you and Mark a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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December, 2021

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Based in Suffolk

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

Pensions advice

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Was able to explain in my language what my options were really helpful advice and guidance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing very happy

Tom's reply

Thanks Jane for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you and Geoff a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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December, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

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

Death of parent who always managed financial affairs

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He took over management of the whole family’s investments and took all the worry and stress away from us.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes! Growth in investment and ongoing sound advice

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Tom's reply

Thanks Lucy for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you Ian, Amy & Ruby a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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December, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

Needed to merge my various pensions and I had a long forgotten old company pension that wanted to buy me out of it due to an upcoming buy out .

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Guided me through the best way to carry out the buy out with the best results that I wouldn’t have even imagined

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

More than I could have possibly imagined

What could they have done better?

Don’t know anything that could have been achieved better

Tom's reply

Thanks Tony for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you and Eileen a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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December, 2021

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Based in Surrey

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

Not knowing what to do with my finances and felt I needed expert investment advice. I also needed advice on my pension. Tom came highly recommended through a colleague.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. He asked many questions and I felt he was very thorough and thoughtful about my personal situation. Tom was always quick to respond and would visit me whenever I felt I needed to see him to go over my portfolio.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Having used Tom for a number of years my investments have grown to a level I feel very satisfied with and I feel confident in his recommendations.

What could they have done better?

Maybe a regular 6 monthly date in the diary for a review. But on the whole I know I can call Tom and he has always been available to me.

Tom's reply

Thanks Maryla for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom. PS we’ll sort out a review date when we next speak

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?

Investments in different areas

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tidied up our portfolio

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes apart from things out of his control

Tom's reply

Thanks Mary for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you and Derek a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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December, 2021

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Based in London

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

To improve investment portfolio

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom gave us great advice. The products he sourced on our behalf have performed really well, and bounced back after financial market upsets.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We're satified with the outcome.

What could they have done better?

I'm not qualified to answer this, as I'm no financial expert.

Tom's reply

Thanks Carmel for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you and Paul a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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December, 2021

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Based in Hampshire

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

Pension advice to start with but it was a long time ago and then it evolved from there.

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

He gave us good helpful and sensible advice. My husband has recently died and the resulting pension is a godsend.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes totally

What could they have done better?

I don't think anything

Tom's reply

Thanks Nicola for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.

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December, 2021

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Based in West Sussex

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

Deciding to plan for my future more carefully

How has Tom Fawcett helped you?

Tom has been a huge help to me for many years. He advised on the establishing of a draw down pension programme for me and another employee and this has proved to be an efficient and effective way of saving for the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Tom's reply

Thanks so much David for your kind words. It is much appreciated. I wish you and Su a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy and prosperous 2022. Best Wishes, Tom.