People about to retire

Getting ready for retirement

For many of our clients who are within five years of retirement, their key concerns are whether they can stop working when they want to and have enough money to retire on. You may also have other concerns keeping you awake at night; perhaps you’re coming to the end of your mortgage, but unsure of what to do with the surplus income. Maybe your children have left home, but your caring responsibilities are switching to elderly relatives. Very often, we find that clients in the run-up to retirement have a pension pot, or several, but are wondering how they can have the lifestyle they want in retirement. What they all have in common is the desire to plan for tomorrow, whilst enjoying today!

How can we help?

We will:

  • Assess your current financial situation and financial plan, if you have one
  • Understand your goals and aspirations for the short term and the long term
  • Formulate or adapt your existing financial plan to help you to achieve your goals
  • Deliver the plan, managing the relevant paperwork and ensuring that it’s implemented as smoothly as possible
  • Offer regular reviews of your situation and adapt your plan if necessary, ensuring that there’s a back-up plan for the unexpected!

With dedicated, one-to-one support from a local adviser, we’ll support you during this exciting transition from working to retiring. We’ll give you the confidence to enjoy the lifestyle that you want to have in retirement.

Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them can fall as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

Relevant services

There are a number of ways you can convert your hard-earned pension fund into income. Typical options are: Flexible Access Drawdown (FAD), lifetime annuity, temporary annuity and enhanced annuity. The best option will often depend on these factors:

  • The size of your pension fund
  • Whether you already have other income generating assets
  • The level of income you need
  • Whether you have any dependents
  • How you feel about investment-related risk
  • Your state of health and life expectancy

With access to the entire market, we can provide a financial plan which will meet your individual retirement needs.

Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

All clients want to know the best way to invest their money. However, the best approach is rarely simple, and has to be appropriate to the individual and their attitude to risk. Therefore, we undertake diligent research and present our advice in a concise, understandable way. We focus on recommending products and investment portfolios that have the following features:

  • Performance is consistent with risk levels
  • Charges which reflect value for money
  • Tax efficiency

Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

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"Mark Bastable has provided us with independent personal financial advice since approximately 2005 and has never failed to offer fair, thought through and balanced, opinion supported by well researched and accurate information and data. Beyond the quality and competency of his work I would fully recommend Mark to anyone who values the qualities of honesty, integrity, reliability and trust."

Chris & Rachel Holland

A client since 2005

Bramley

01/05/2020

"My wife and I have been receiving advice on investments from Mark for 5 years which he reviews on a yearly basis recommending adjustments when required. The subsequent performance has always been in line with expectations. We find Mark to be professional,open,honest and is always prepared to offer clear and understandable explanations. Even in this present difficult climate we retain faith in his advice."

Derek Binks

A client since 2015

Andover

06/05/2020

"Mark Bastable of Templegate has advised me on financial matters since 2004, initially for pension related issues and then savings. The pension advice has proved to be very advantageous to me and the savings have achieved the goals that I requested. I continue to use this service because I feel I can trust that Mark will always offer advice that is in my best interests. "

Peter Ansell

A client since 2004

Basingstoke

19/05/2020

"Mark Bastable has been offering regular general financial advice to my husband and myself for about 12 years. He has guided our investment bonds; ISAs, savings accounts and general financial well-being, including advice on inheritance tax which generated a substantial amount of unexpected additional inheritance! We have found Mark’s advice to be clear ( we are not financial experts), well evidenced and honest. Mark is personable, approachable and always professional; we have never yet had a reason to doubt the integrity of his advice. "

Mel Stewart

A client since 2008

Basingstoke

25/08/2020

"The service and personal attention my husband and I received from Mark Bastable of Templegate financial services was way beyond what we were expecting. His knowledge of his job and commitment to finding us a mortgage with the best rate helped us buy the home we were renting. My husband and I went bankrupt in 2013 and lost everything due to the recession, we never thought it would be possible to get back on the property market. Mark was confident from the off and that this was something he could achieve...and he didn't let us down. He was with us every step of the way and would respond to every email I sent quickly and efficiently. Mark came highly recommended from a family member and would recommend him to anyone trying to get a mortgage. Justine and Ken Harris Proud Houseowners"

Justine Harris

A client since 2021

Moulton

25/01/2021

"I am very pleased to give a testimonial for Mark Bastable of Templegate. I am a first-time investor. Mark listened to my concerns regarding my investments and took them into account when making his recommendations. He clearly explained the different products that fitted into my criteria. Mark has always responded quickly to any concerns or queries that I have experienced. I like that he does what he says he is going to do and is always on time with calls. There is never a stupid question, which is quite handy for me and I have never felt rushed by Mark, he takes his time and makes sure that I understand what he is offering. Altogether, I found it a pleasant and interesting experience and I thoroughly recommend Mark's services."

Hilda Harvey

A client since 2021

Lutterworth

12/02/2021

"Mark has been advising my wife and I for 6 years in solely in regard to investments. Recently we decided to move house so sought Mark's advice in regard to securing a mortgage. We had no hesitation in accepting Mark's subsequent recommendation given our positive relationship with him. The mortgage application process was overseen by Mark and completed with few problems. We were completely satisfied with the result as we have been with all the guidance and advice Mark has provided over the past 6 years. "

Derek Binks

A client since 2015

Andover

19/03/2021

Reviews and Ratings for Financial adviser Mark Bastable, Salisbury