Tax avoidance hots up
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Matt Walton, Executive Producer in the TV industry, London
Charlie has looked after my retirement planning and personal insurance for the last 7 years. Working in an industry where the bulk of my employment is based on short term contracts, it’s very unlikely that I’ll ever receive a company pension or paid sick leave so it has proved very reassuring knowing that I am protected both later in life and also should the unthinkable happen.
Probably like a lot of people who work in ‘creative’ industries I have an inherent fear and ignorance of anything involving financial management and I have at best a fairly loose understanding of the tax implications involved, so the advice of Charlie and his team has been invaluable. They simplify the situation without being patronising and explain all the options to me fully before recommending what they believe is the best course of action. I also like the fact that the fees are fixed for the service being provided and so there is no suspicion that they are incentivised to try and sell me a particular product to improve their commission.
Finally, they are very nice people; my father passed away fairly recently and in the light of this I asked Charlie and his team to help my mum deal efficiently with the changes to her financial circumstances. Having clearly been misled in the past by ‘independent’ advisors on the high street, she was delighted with the service she received and she was most of all impressed by how lovely and patient the team were (Sainabou in particular) when explaining everything to her.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Charlie and his team to anyone seeking sound, independent advice on their future financial planning from knowledgeable, nice people.
Malcolm Mitton, Landscape Artist, Rutland (http://www.malcolmmitton.co.uk/)
My wife and I are delighted with the advice and support we have received from Efficient Portfolio. For the first time, in our experience, we have enjoyed independent financial advice that is exactly that; advice that put us the clients at the centre of their planning procedures.
An example of the care and attention Efficient Portfolio took with our personal situation resulted in a substantial cash gain from a high street bank. An investment I had made a few years ago had gone badly wrong. Efficient Portfolio looked closely at all the details and suggested that in relationship to our risk profile we had been miss-sold, in this instance it was worth considering a letter of complaint. Efficient Portfolio provided excellent support in composing an objective and critical complaint. The result; the banks investigation found in our favour and our losses made good.
Bryan, Hallaton, Leicestershire.
I am self employed and do not have the time to look into the best opportunities for my pension and investments. Charlie Reading is both dynamic and pro-active. He has never let me down and everything is done on time. I have no worries now that Efficient Portfolio is taking care of my finances.
Graham and Angie Bancroft – Dubai, UAE
On our move from the UK to the UAE in 2007, we required the services of a financial advisor whom would ensure that all aspects of our finances were in good order and would be able to keep them in order. Living in a foreign land meant we had to ensure that extra financial supports were put in place and our children would be looked after should anything happen to ourselves.
Charlie Reading and his highly professional and friendly team assisted us with unbiased support; processing our individual Wills, allowing us peace of mind that our investments, pensions and childrens trust funds are in good hands. The team are always happy to offer information and support at any time, as well as giving us a financial update on an annual review that takes place at our convenience.
Efficient Portfolio offer a reasonably priced service that continues to meet our expectations.
Claire Parkinson- Leicestershire
“I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your honesty, decency and morally good practice shown to me today.
A rare experience encountered in my quest to relocate to Australia thus far.