I retired recently from many years working for HM Government, and thought long about the most prudent way to invest money from my pension lump sum. My attitude to risk has always erred on the side of caution, driven in no small part by horror stories of scams and the gullibility of others. My partner has invested in ISAs and share portfolios under guidance from Mark Bastable of Templegate, and so I met with Mark to explore options. I found Mark to be very personable, patient and professional in his approach to understand my concerns, Mark took the time to clarify aspects of my investment that were unclear to me. I decided to act similarly to my partner and invested in an ISA and a share portfolio; its early days yet but I look forward to meeting with Mark in future to review positive progress.
Mark has been my adviser for 12 years now. He has continued to give good advice which is pertinent to my situation even though it has not been beneficial to him. I wish GPs and other professionals would be so willing to give advice!
Mark has been my financial adviser for over 20 years. I wanted to start thinking about my long-term future when I had children. Mark listened to what we wanted to achieve, discussed and explained our options and supported us to implement our choices. Over the long term, we are in a much better place financially.
Having retired last June I needed Mark’s expertise on my best options and as usual he gave the best advice and guidance. We have used Mark as our financial adviser for more years than I can even think about. We trust him 100%.
Mark is really professional and took the time to thoroughly understand my financial position before advising me on my pension investments.
In a complicated market I was grateful for the guidance.
Mark has been advising me on my pension investment since 2018,
A professional service which inspires confidence with good advice regarding investment benefits, shortfalls and future expectations,
I have seen positive investment performance,
Mark is a friendly and patient person whom you feel you can trust and all is in hand.
I contacted Mark because I needed Pension advice.
After meeting with me and understanding my attitude to Risk Mark advised me on investing my 'Pension Pot'.
The following year my attitude to risk had changed, I'm a bit closer to retirement age. Mark met with me and talked through the new investment plan he was advising me to move to. He took the time to talk through the potential benefits and risks of each part of the new plan.
Mark also advised me of my options for when I decide to use my Pension savings. Some options I wasn't previously aware of.
During our meetings I haven't felt rushed. I've felt comfortable asking questions that I felt would be common knowledge and that I should already know the answers to.