Testimonials

I contacted Claire for advice on drawing my pension tax free cash. Whilst I am planning on working for the next decade I needed a lump sum now to help me buy my home. Claire reviewed my existing three pensions, but none of these plans would allow me to drawdown the lump sum and remain invested, so Claire recommended a new SIPP where the rest of my pension remains invested and will continue to grow for when I need it. Claire ensured that this all happened in a timely manner and kept me well-informed along the process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Claire to others seeking financial advice.

Stephen H, Devon

I was offered voluntary redundancy from my job with the local authority and decided to use this opportunity to take early retirement. The local authority gave me various options for drawing my pension and taking a lump sum. It wasn’t clear to me which option would be the best for me in the long-term, and so I sought advice from Claire. Claire saw me very promptly, reviewed the various options and produced a concise report setting out her recommendations. I found Claire very approachable and she took time to talk things to through with me and my husband to ensure we understood matters. I am happy to recommend Claire to others seeking financial advice.

Carol, Saltdean

Gaynor has been my mortgage adviser for some years and, during that time, arranged many a good mortgage deal for my home and rental properties. I recently got married and I was buying a new home with my new husband, however he didn’t have a strong credit rating which made things difficult. At the same time I was re-mortgaging my previous home and a buy to let to release capital. We were desperate to secure our new property and were worried that the sellers would move on if we weren’t in a solid position. Gaynor worked literally around the clock to find the right deals and co-ordinate all three mortgages. We have been in our home for just over a year and I am eternally grateful to Gaynor for turning our dream into our reality, we literally couldn’t have done it without her. I would wholeheartedly recommend Gaynor for all your mortgage needs.

R & D, Henfield

Gaynor from Aspect 8 has been advising and processing my mortgages for some years now. I have a buy to let business of 7 properties and they give me so much confidence when making a purchase. Gaynor Lanaway is both extremely professional and offers a friendly and expert service. Gaynor has recently completed a re-mortgage on my home which was certainly not straightforward. Great job Gaynor.

Paul Cordes, Surrey

First class professional service from Mike Arias, I would highly recommend him.

Paula Gander

Joseph Taylor is able to present the bigger picture and advise accordingly, anticipating issues I should consider in the long term that I might not have thought of.

Roslyn Band

I contacted Claire Walsh for advice on the best way to draw my pension income. I had 3 separate pensions that I had built up from my time with different employers, and they each sent me lots of paperwork with different options, but it wasn’t clear to me which options would be best. Claire explained that one of my pensions was a final salary pension and she advised me that this was very valuable and which option to take in respect of pension commencement lump sum. With my other two pensions, Claire was able to get me a higher pension than that on offer from my existing providers by shopping around and transferring both pensions to an enhanced annuity provider. Claire explained everything and I really appreciated her thoughtfulness and care – I feel much better about my finances generally now.

Ms Hall, Nottingham

Claire was recommended to me by my solicitor when I was in the process of getting divorced. I was awarded a proportion of my ex-husband’s pension and I needed advice on what to do. As you can imagine getting divorced is a traumatic time and I was quite nervous about my new financial situation. Claire was very supportive and did not just arrange a new pension, but looked at my overall finances and helped show me how to manage my finances in the run up to retirement. I initially thought the fee sounded expensive, but now see it as a sound investment in a finance professional who looks after my investment, giving me peace of mind. I am very glad to have Claire as my adviser; she is happy to meet with me a couple of times a year to review my financial position giving me good value for money.

Sally Massey, Buxted

Gaynor was absolutely fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Scott Pederson