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Insurance and Protection ( 21 )

Mortgages ( 25 )

Pensions ( 61 )

Equity Release ( 5 )

Retirement income (annuities, drawdown) ( 19 )

Auto Enrolment ( 1 )

Investments and Savings ( 63 )

Pension Transfers - Non Specialist ( 17 )

Inheritance Planning ( 19 )

Long Term Care ( 8 )

Pension Transfers - Specialist ( 12 )

Financial Planning ( 23 )

Financial Mentoring ( 7 )

Financial Coaching ( 3 )

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£500k+ ( 14 )

£200k - £500k ( 21 )

£100k - £200k ( 4 )

Up to £50k ( 2 )

£50k - 100k ( 4 )

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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 Giles

I got a next working day response to my initial enquiry which led to a very useful phone call a few days later. Giles is friendly, knowledgeable and I got several ideas and useful bits of insight from the call. We concluded it isn't quite the right time for me to do the full new client on boarding and there was no pushy sales tactics about that.

Giles's reply

Thank you for taking the time out to write this great first impression. I know that timing is not necessarily right for you at the moment, however we are here to help if and when you decide to proceed. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

April, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Wanted financial advice ready for retirement

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Received good advice on financial planning on pensions and investments including tax advice.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes it’s been good so see a good return in my investments this year.

Giles's reply

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this great review and we really appreciate it. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

April, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Need to find a new more proactive advisor

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles has consolidated my investments and pensions to a ensure they are correctly in place for my retirement

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Giles's advice and support has been invaluable. I couldn't recommend him enough. His diligence and quality of advice has given me the confidence to know I'm in safe hands.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Giles's reply

Thank you very much for the lovely review you have given us and its been a pleasure working with you over the years. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

March, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

We wanted to move off-shore investments on-shore.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He helped us setup our current investment accounts and make full use of our individual ISA allowances. He also offers to review our situation once a year to have an indication of what our current financial planning will afford us in the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, to my knowledge

Giles's reply

Hi Neil - thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and its been a pleasure working with you over the last 5 years. I am pleased you've had the outcome you were looking for. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

March, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I needed someone with a great financial knowledge and someone trustworthy who could help and guide me with my pension funds and my savings

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles and Amanda have been brilliant from the start. My knowledge of the financial world was very limited but Giles simplified things into layman terms. He has helped investing my pensions under one umbrella and helped invest my money reserves. He also recommended we complete our Wills and helped accordingly. One thing we hadn't thought about was Power of Attorney but these have since been completed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Both my pension plan and investments have seen really good returns financially thanks to Giles's knowledge and expertise. We feel more secure with our Wills and Power of Attorney now in place

What could they have done better?

Giles has been excellent throughout. With Amanda's help any questions or queries we had were answered quickly and efficiently

Giles's reply

Hi Phil - thank you very much for taking the time out to write this wonderful review about us, and I am pleased that you are happy you've had the outcome you were looking for. I have really enjoyed working with you over the last 5 years and look forward to many more in the future. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

March, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Surrey

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

I had been with my financial advisors for over 20 years but decided to make a change. I was introduced to Giles Warren by a very reliable third party.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

From the beginning Giles exuded professionalism and was clearly well informed. I was very impressed by his close personal attention to my requirements. He responded to all my questions in a timely and comprehensive manner. He orchestrated the handover of my investments quickly and efficiently. He was able to satisfy my very specific reporting requirements. Although it is early days the new portfolio is doing well in these challenging financial times.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Early days but so far I am very satisfied.

What could they have done better?

There were one or two minor issues of little or no consequence which were quickly resolved so overall I am very pleased

Giles's reply

Thank you for your great comments Ken, and whilst I really enjoy being an IFA, it makes it all the more rewarding when we have lovely feedback like this. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

January, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Surrey

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

I have terminal cancer so need to get my affairs in order

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He has listened, taken on board my thoughts and ideas and advised accordingly but made sure I was aware of options and pitfalls

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Giles has been amazing

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Stuart and its be a pleasure working with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

January, 2024

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

I wanted to bring together various pensions I had as well as getting advice/help with planning investments etc for the future.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

I received great advice from Giles and he brought all my pensions together as well as opening a stocks & shares ISA.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

I don't think anything could have been done better.

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in London

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

The need for financial advice and planning in forthcoming retirement years.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Long term financial advice and a family like understanding of our circumstances and all round issues to transition from awork life to retired life in due course.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Mick, I really appreciate you taking the time out to do this. Merry Christmas! Giles

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Devon

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

Managing investments and savings more effectively

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Yes

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, but in the context of the current financial climate

Giles's reply

Emma - thank you for taking the time out to write this great review, I really appreciate it. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Needed guidance on options

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Advice on investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Alan and I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

We were moving from another financial advisor

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Helping to set up our pensions and investments under a new platform - which gives us greater visibility on how its doing

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Giles's reply

Neil - thank you for taking the time out to write this great review and its been a pleasure working with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Hertfordshire

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

I needed guidance as to how to manage my pension as I have little experience in such matters

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He has explained the options available to me and been extremely patient with my cautious decision making

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I am very satisfied with the service that I have received

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Gill - I really appreciate you taking the time out to do this. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

December, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

I was originally the Lasting Power of Attorney for my mother, once I sold the bungalow and moved her to a Care Home I needed advise on how to make the money work for the length of time mum was going to be in the Care Home. Now I have advise for my own finances.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He has explored all the best options for my monies/investments. He has explained them, then we discussed it together and I went with what I felt fitted me and my circumstances and his recommendations.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes most definitely.

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything that could have been done better.

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Lorraine, and for your recent recommendations I really appreciate it. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Large pension in an unsuitable fund /investment company.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

In organising my future pension and investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes but still on going

What could they have done better?

All dependant on markets

Giles's reply

Hi Bev - thank you the great review and its a pleasure working with you. Please feel free to recommend us to people you know in the future. Thanks Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Advice on investment Wills

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Very helpfull on all subjects as to my future wellbeeing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Up to the present all advice and actions have been satisfactory

What could they have done better?

Unknown

Giles's reply

Hi Brian - thank you for the great review, and the ongoing business. I really appreciate it. Regards Giles

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Giles

Friendly helpful and explained all throughly

Giles's reply

Thank you very much for your feedback Jeannette and we hope to work with you in the future. Good luck with everything in the meantime. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

May, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Derbyshire

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

Pension Planning

How has Giles Warren helped you?

We needed help in pension planning and Giles took great care in understanding our needs and proposing an appropriate way forward.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Giles was very thorough in his recommendations.

What could they have done better?

Nothing springs readily to mind.

Giles's reply

Richard - thank you very much for taking the time to review our services and its been a pleasure working with you. Please feel free to recommend us to anyone you know may be looking for an IFA. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

January, 2023

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Pension transfers

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles and Amanda have been superb to work with, listening to my requirements and concerns and offering clear and suitable advice throughout the process. I will continue to recommend them to family and friends without reservation

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Giles's reply

Hi Tim - thank you for the great review and I really appreciate you taking the time out to do this for us. Its been a pleasure working with you. Regards Giles

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

January, 2023

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Giles

very friendly and accommodating

Giles's reply

It was great to meet you too and thank you for the great review Michael. I look forward to working with you in the future. Regards Giles

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

December, 2022

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Giles

I met with Giles for an initial consultation and fact finding. Giles is clearly knowledgeable and shares his expertise in a straightforward manner. I have some unique requirements and Giles is doing his best to accommodate them. I look forward to meeting with Giles again and trust that he will provide me with sound financial advice moving forward.

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Advice on long term savings

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Kept an eye on market advice in altering investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Not sure

Giles's reply

Thanks for the great feedback Alan - its always rewarding to get a great review and I really appreciate you taking the time out to do this. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in London

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

N/A

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Over many years

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

N/A

Giles's reply

Thank you for your great review Mick - its always a pleasure doing business with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

My husband passed away so I needed financial advice on his finances left behind and my finances going forward.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Good advice given and helps me keep on track of my finances.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I have.

What could they have done better?

N/A

Giles's reply

Thank you Debbie for the great review and its been a pleasure working with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Devon

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

Needed advice on investment and saving

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Clear, friendly personal advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

No

Giles's reply

Emma - thank you for the great review, I really appreciate it. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Outside UK

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

Purchasing my first house 30 years ago and needing advice in relation to mortgages. SInce then, Giles has been my go to guy in relation to all personal financial matters and always delivers.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles has provided advice in relation to multiple personal financial issues. I have a strong understanding of financial issues from my 30 years of working as an accountant in London and find Giles's advice logical, thoughtful, well researched and extremely helpful across many many aspects including mortgages, investments, complex financial planning and pensions and retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Giles is a consummate professional who knows his stuff. I have trusted him with my personal finances for over 30 years. He is open, honest and personable. I am grateful that my finances have been in Giles's careful hands for such a long time. Thank you Giles.

Giles's reply

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review Julian and its been a pleasure working with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Cumbria

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

Planning for future financial security and also supporting children

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Provided information and guidance to help us make informed decisions to lead to better financial returns and security

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Giles's reply

Charlene - thank you for writing this great review. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

My husband and I were planning to retire and needed advice on pensions, including considering a drawdown plan.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles has demystified the world of pensions for us and given us sound advice, taking account of our circumstances and expectations for retirement. We are now enjoying an income from our drawdown plan.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I am entirely happy with the advice and service given.

Giles's reply

Hi Fiona - thank you very much for the reviewing our services and please feel free to recommend us to anyone you may know. Thanks again. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I wanted some advice on setting up a company pension and on planning for my retirement

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles has given me confidence in my retirement by advising me on my future planning, pensions, and investments.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the advice and planning Giles has given me gives me the confidence my future is achievable

What could they have done better?

I have always

Giles's reply

John - thank you for taking the time to write this review and its been a pleasure working with you too. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Planning for the future when we started a family.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Altering our financial planning to suit our changing needs over the years.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

N/A

Giles's reply

Fiona - thanks for writing the great review, and it really means a lot. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I was looking for pension and investment advice

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles has reviewed my pensions, helped with investing a lump sum inheritance and continues to manage and monitor my investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes as I have a plan in place

What could they have done better?

I am very happy with the service received

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Michelle - its always wonderful to get such great feedback. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in East Sussex

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

The ability to have all our pensions & investments being managed and looked after by one adviser.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He has helped us consolidate our pensions & investments and strategically invest for the future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very much so.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. We are very happy with the service and advice.

Giles's reply

Adam - thanks for the brilliant review of our services, and its been a pleasure working with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Investments and future finacial requirements

How has Giles Warren helped you?

To maintain a stable financial position

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes consideringmpresent circumstances

What could they have done better?

As well as could be in present circumstances

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Brian. I appreciate you taking the time in your busy schedule. ;-)

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

I was retired, then my husband died and I needed advice on how to make the most of my savings.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles always explains everything to me and then we discuss the best way forward for my circumstances.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have up until this year, but due to the unstable market I have unfortunately had quite a big loss recently.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. I have always had the best advice.

Giles's reply

Thank you for writing this great testimonial Deanna. It really helps us and its been great working with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Surrey

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

Reaching an age that meant I started to look at pension and end of life planning became more important

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Listened, understood my particular circumstance and adapted his advice very much around my needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes for sure

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Giles's reply

Thank you Stuart for the lovely review. I really appreciate it and its been great working with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2022

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Surrey

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

We had a previous pension adviser but he went AWOL!

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles has helped us understand what we want to achieve in retirement and how to start planning/saving for this.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing that I can think of at this stage

Giles's reply

Thanks Deb. I not quite sure about the last question, as you have always recommended lots of people to us?! Perhaps that was a typo? "Has Giles asked you to recommend them to people you know?" to which you answered "No". If it was a typo please let me know and I will update VouchedFor you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

June, 2022

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in London

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

I wanted to set up a pension plan

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles reviewed my current savings and pension plan and introduced me to future options based on my risk boundaries

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I've just started the pension plan so not yet seen the results but I am hopeful that they will be according to what we've discussed with Giles during our meetings

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Giles's reply

Thank you for your great review Eriana!

Review from verified client

December, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Pending retirement

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He facilitated consolidation of various company pension schemes into a SIPP and arranged due diligence

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, pensions are performing as forecast and compare well to the market.

What could they have done better?

The specialist who were subcontracted to perform due diligence could have performed better.

Giles's reply

Thank you for taking the time to write this review Ray. You are correct the other IFA firm that we used to arrange the Defined Benefit Pension Transfer advice were slow in responding, even though we continually chased them. We have stopped referring business to them on the back of this and sorry we were unable to get them to respond quicker. I am glad to see that you are happy with our service and thank you for your business in 2021.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

Overall

Value

Service

Advice

Based in Berkshire

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

Impending retirement and the need to consolidate various pension schemes.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles arranged Due Diligence and the consolidation of different pension pots into one SIPP scheme. He also set up a separate platform for a JISA.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Investments have performed as desired and are competitive compared to the marketplace

What could they have done better?

JISA took longer than expected to set up but I appreciate that Giles Warren was subject to delays in obtaining information from the bank and that this is not his usual expertise.

Review from verified client

November, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Initially I needed help organising my investments,pension and retirement plans.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles formulated a tax efficient and lifestyle appropriate program for me. Later Giles organised my finances throughout my voluntary redundancy and pension plan.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Giles maximised my opportunities and I now benefit from a flexible and robust drawdown pension plan.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Giles' financial expertise allows me to volunteer for charities whilst maintaining a very good lifestyle.

Giles's reply

Thank you for your lovely review Alison. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this about us. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

Over the years Giles has offered advice on mortgages and pensions. Due to the good service in the past I trusted his advice when I needed to consolidate a number of individual pensions into one.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles guided me in my choice of options. His advice was impartial and he offered advice on options that were of no personal benefit to him. I did not feel obliged to choose any particular fund over leaving my pension where it was.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. My investment has grown in value despite difficult trading circumstances, I have more confidence now in my retirement plans than I have at any time on the past.

Giles's reply

Thank you for your great review Elaine - I really appreciate it. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2021

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Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

To seek fproffencial advice on future and present holdings and conbined in one place

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He has managed my financial situation to my satisfaction for some years in my retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am completly satisfied as to how he managed my holdings during these problem years

What could they have done better?

I doubt very much if more could be done to improve my present situation

Giles's reply

Thank you Brian for taking the time to review us. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

November, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

I wanted to consolidate my existing pensions and arrange family protection

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Life Protection put in place, along with relevant trust documents. Personal Pension plans have been transferred to one overall better performing policy.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very happy with outcome and professionalism provided by Giles.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Giles covered all areas that I wanted to discuss.

Review from verified client

June, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Surrey

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

To ensure our pensions worked for us.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Assessing how our money was invested and creating a plan to make the most of the money we have for our retirement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We are still in the early stages but are happy that this has been a good move.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Giles's reply

Thank you Valerie for your great review - I really appreciate it! Regards Giles

Review from verified client

June, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Surrey

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

Money to onvest

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Put everything in the right place, and advised on investments

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Better than expected.

What could they have done better?

Nothi g of note

Giles's reply

Thanks for the great review Ian and its been a pleasure doing business with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

May, 2021

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Service

Value

Based in Kent

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

I had managed my investments on my own but found the experience often confusing and frustrating. Recommended, by my mortgage advisor, to contact Giles.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Establish pension planning, better planning for other investments and advice for long and short term goals. Additional help with family financial planning as part of the service.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In progress. Still early days!

Giles's reply

Thank you for taking the time to review us Lloyd. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

March, 2021

Overall

Advice

Service

Value

Based in Berkshire

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

I wanted to combine 2-3 different pensions I had and also get advice re. my current ISA's and how I could maximize interest/growth

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles combined 2 of my personal pensions into a new single product, we also switched varies cash ISA's I had into a single stocks & shares ISA linked to same fund as my pension in a wrapper. 1 of my pensions we left where it was as it was an old company scheme.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I have everything in place where I wanted them and can view how they progress. It's only been in position for a few months so fingers crossed over the period of time i'm looking at having them in the fund I have they will increase in value as hoped?

What could they have done better?

See above

Giles's reply

Martin - thank you for taking the time to write this review and it's been a pleasure doing business with you. Regards Giles

Review from verified client

December, 2020

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

Change in personal circumstances - bereavement & business sale.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Complete overview of my finances including insurance & pensions. He provided a prompt & efficient service, answered all my questions in a patient way, happy to explain short & long term options, risks etc. He provided a professional, responsive & approachable service.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing to suggest.

Giles's reply

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review Stephanie.

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November, 2020

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Based in Kent

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

I was looking to merge all my pensions into one and have an adviser take a proactive approach. I felt my pensions in the large funds were not being managed to my advantage.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles Warren considered our aspirations and provided good and sound advise and options.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much so.

What could they have done better?

We are very happy and impressed with the service to date.

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Adam! I appreciate you taking the time to write it.

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November, 2020

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Based in Middlesex

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

We were looking for someone to work with us to work on our pensions and inheritance planning.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles offers great advice and was easy to talk to especially as pensions is not our forte. He was able to work under the tight deadlines given.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We had the desired outcome.

Giles's reply

It's been a pleasure doing business with you Jasmine and thank you for you kind review. Regards Giles

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October, 2020

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Based in Surrey

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

Looking to plan for our retirements and children's futures

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles understood our aims and explained our options clearly and in a way that we understood

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we feel happy with the plans we now have in place with Giles guidance and know what we are aiming for both our own plans and our childrens

Giles's reply

Thank you Deborah for taking the time to write this great review, and its been a pleasure doing business with you. Regards Giles

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October, 2020

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Based in Surrey

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

Needed someone to review our pensions and investments as felt they’d been neglected by our previous IFA.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Spent the time to explain how the current products work and what the best solution was for us going forward.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, feel that the funds are now actively managed and understand how they work.

Giles's reply

Thank you Rob for the great review and it's a pleasure doing business with you. Cheers Giles

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October, 2020

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Based in Berkshire

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

Looming retirement and a fragmented basket of final salary schemes, ISA's and other savings and investments.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles arranged the consolidation of older final salary schemes into a SIPP and used a specialist advisor to perform due diligence. He also consolidated savings and ISA's into a stocks and shares ISA that is performing better.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The current investment portfolio is performing well despite current market conditions.

What could they have done better?

I left it late to appoint a financial advisor and some of the pension pot transfers were time limited and needed immediate action. Due diligence was carried out and transfers took place at the last possible moment. I have no regrets regarding the choice of my advisor and the performance of my portfolio.

Giles's reply

Ray - thank you for the great review and it's been a pleasure doing business with you. Giles

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October, 2020

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Based in Surrey

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

A mortgage and then more recently a loan for home improvements

How has Giles Warren helped you?

The first time he patiently reviewed our financial situation and talked us through the benefits of an Offset Mortgage at an impressively low interest rate... far better than anything I would have sourced myself, even if I had the time with a young family to care for. On the second occasion we were looking for a loan for some home improvements and again Giles took the time to understand our current finances, make a recommendation and deal with the admin of securing it.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, very pleased

What could they have done better?

Nothing really, the process both times has been handled well by Giles and his team

Giles's reply

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review Matt, and as always its been a pleasure working with you.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2020

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I had a great meeting with Giles and was impressed with what he had to say and could possibly do for me. I just need some time to go through everything before I proceed further.

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June, 2020

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Based in Berkshire

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

Need to aggregate different pension funds

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles Warren advised us as to whether we should aggregate the funds into one and which funds we should invest in

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

No suggestion at this time

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Alessio.

Review from verified client

June, 2020

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Based in Berkshire

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

Had a sum of money which I needed advice on how to invest including pension advice.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles' advice was to invest in a portfolio which is tax efficient with the end goal to grow in value until I retire.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes my portfolio has grown and am pleased with the outcome although the recent market fluctuations due to the COVID 19 pandemic have seen my investments drop back. However Giles had a very calming effect and his advice not to panic and ride the storm was the correct one as my investments continue to bounce back. Very pleased with this outcome.

What could they have done better?

Giles is definitely an expert in his field and I initially found my self a bit overwhelmed with all the information received during the first couple of meetings.

Giles's reply

Thank you for the brilliant review Christine and its been a pleasure working with you.

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March, 2020

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Based in Berkshire

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

I am my mother’s POA and was overwhelmed with how to secure income for her long term care etc.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He explained the best options available at the time.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Considering my mum's care costs over £4,000 per month, the investment has given a very good return.

What could they have done better?

At the start the information was a little in-depth but over the years it has become easier to understand.

Giles's reply

Thank you for taking the time to send this review.

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February, 2020

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Based in Berkshire

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

We needed financial investment advice as we had a reasonable sum of money to deal with

How has Giles Warren helped you?

After much consultation and advice we were able to select a investment vehicle to meet our needs

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, there have been fluctuations as we expected but by and large the results have been good.

What could they have done better?

Like all professional people who know their subject inside out it is very easy for Giles to assume that every one can keep up with the pace of his explanations or the depth of his knowledge. We do try, but can feel a little lost on occasion. On the whole though Giles is very good in the way he explains quite complicated information, and always backs up our annual meetings with extensive and detailed literature.

Giles's reply

Keith - thank you very much for your great review and I really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Regards Giles

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February, 2020

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Based in Buckinghamshire

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

I was nearing retirement and wanted to consolidate my pensions and various savings so as to deal with one person and not a number of other Companies.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

I actually found Giles Warren on the vouchedfor website and am so pleased I made contact with him. Over a couple of meetings Giles explained to me Pensions in layman terms and so made it easier for me to understand this minefield. I had a final salaried pension which I wanted to keep intact but also had several other pensions with various Providers which I wanted to amalgamate into one Provider so as to make it easier to handle and this is where Giles came in. He took time to explain to me how annuities and drawdown pensions worked and the various pitfalls and advantages that could be encountered on the way. Until I met Giles I was thinking to try all this myself but I am so happy I involved Giles as he has got me a far better deal than I could have hoped for doing it myself. Giles also helped me with the best way forward with my savings and again this is better than I could have done myself. I also have online access to see how my investments are proceeding.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It's early days yet as only started a few months ago but there are good signs from looking at the investments on line.

What could they have done better?

I can't fault Giles with his approach. He answered my questions in such a manner that it made it easy for me to understand the financial world to what I had previously known.

Giles's reply

Thank you very much for your kind words Philip and its been a pleasure working with you. We'll be able to catch up later on in the year for your Annual Review - but please do get in touch beforehand if you have any questions.

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January, 2020

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Based in Berkshire

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

What to do with my pension

How has Giles Warren helped you?

He looked into every option

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing very happy with service they give

Giles's reply

Hi Beverley - thank you for the great review. Regards Giles

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December, 2019

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Based in Berkshire

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

Change of the law with regards to Manx law

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles consolidated multiple investments and pension streams into a unified investment strategy, saving administration cost while taking advantages of all the taxation laws.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

It's a process so not yet but phase one was achieved.

Giles's reply

Thank you for your great review David and for giving us the go ahead.

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December, 2019

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Based in London

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

Being self employed, a family inheritance and approaching a pensionable age.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Financial planning, guidance and advice, past present and future.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

I am extremely satisfied with the advice Giles has given us over the years.

Giles's reply

Thank you very much for your review Mick, its always a pleasure working with you too. Regards Giles

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October, 2019

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Based in Berkshire

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

To ensure that my financial dealings are based on professional knowledge.

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Guided me through a number of necessary dealings that required help and advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. All has been to my satisfaction./

What could they have done better?

All my dealings have been to my entire satisfaction.

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Brian and its been a pleasure working with you.

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October, 2019

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Based in Berkshire

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

I had a substantial amount of savings which required specialist advice regarding investment

How has Giles Warren helped you?

By investing the money

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am not a big risk taker and therefore the returns are satisfactory

What could they have done better?

I do not know of anything more he could do as my investments seem quite diversely distributed.

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Maggi.

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October, 2019

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Based in Oxfordshire

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

After a recent divorce i needed to reassess my financial situation and plan for future

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Giles carried out a complete assessment of my financial situation and then produced a long term plan based on several discussion around what my priorities and objectives were.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Its still early days, however i have a plan in place which i'm happy with and initial results are showing strong returns

What could they have done better?

At this stage I've no complaints, with at least annual reviews to ensure the plan still meets with my objectives

Giles's reply

Thank you for the great review Stuart. Regards Giles

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October, 2019

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Based in Berkshire

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

I was looking for a better performing alternative to traditional investments

How has Giles Warren helped you?

Helped me to understand the financial market, whats available and what kind of returns I could expect at what risk. Broken down into simple products to select from.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I've been very pleased with the outcome so far.

Giles's reply

Thank you very much for great comments and taking the time to give us a review. Regards Giles

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2019

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Giles

He returned my call and spend at least 30 minutes discussing best options for my needs and advised a local specialist to advise me. I will be contacting him nearer my retirement date.

Giles's reply

Hi Martin - thank you for the great review and I look forward to working with you in the future. Regards Giles

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2019

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Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Giles

Not compatible with my requirements

Giles's reply

Thank you for your response Antony and I am sorry that you felt your experience was 2 out of 5. As discussed briefly we were unable to provide you with the services you required at the time, and I suggested that you speak to the IFA that you had already been in contact with. If you do get in touch in the future for something else, then hopefully we'll do better next time.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2019

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Giles explained everything so clearly on my options and what could be expected. Really knowledgeable and so easy to get on with. Have no hesitation in recommending him

Giles's reply

Philip it was great to meet you too today and thank you very much for your lovely comments. I look forward to working with you.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2019

Overall

Please provide a brief comment about your experience with Giles

Very clear and efficient

Review from verified client

January, 2019

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