Testimonials

avatar4“Having dealt with Retirement Professionals for my own pension, I had no hesitation in recommending them to my wife for hers. As before, the procedure was straightforward and quick, and we were kept fully informed at all times. Telephone calls were answered by a person, and not with a list of options. It was easy to speak to the person dealing with the case, and to get an answer to any questions I may have had. Overall, a professional service with a human face, which I have no hesitation in recommending.”
Mr J & Mrs S Newcombe
avatar2I am delighted that I chose Retirement Professionals to arrange my annuity. There were some complications and the process dragged on but Hayleigh made many phone calls on my behalf, pressing for answers. She kept me informed during every stage of the proceedings, sometimes on a daily basis, so I always felt up to date. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Thank you for a 5 star performance!
Mrs C Herron
avatar3“I have been very impressed with the speed and efficiency your team dealt with my pension plan. I want to give a special mention to Hayleigh and Ian for their support and dedication.”
Mrs S Davidson
avatar1“Thanks for the professional way you conducted the retirement plan for myself, problem free and for getting the best possible deal
Many thanks, regards Mr S Clark
avatar4Excellent service start to finish really helpful staff
Mr D Gardiner
avatar1“I have now used Retirement Professionals twice to help with arranging my Pensions and have been very pleased with not just the results but also with the service provided, I felt very comfortable during both transactions.
Both Hayleigh and David are very knowledgeable, easy to contact and always replied promptly which meant I felt very confident about a successful outcome. On both occasions they were always very polite there was no “pressure sales” and there was a good information flow keeping me updated with progress.
I would certainly recommend Retirement Professionals to anyone preparing to enter the “Pensions minefield!” the company is very aptly named.”
Thanks again for all your help, Mr A Smith
avatar2“I recently purchased an annuity through Retirement Professionals and I am very impressed with the thoroughness and speed of the whole process.
I was talked through all the options with great clarity and given quotes for all options I deemed relevant to me. This was done at my pace and without pressure or influence.
The processing of the annuity was quicker than expected and I was kept informed of the completion of all stages.
This is a company I would heartily recommend.”
Mrs H Pashley
avatar4I would like to recommend Retirement Professionals to anyone looking to take out an Annuity.
They have made the whole process run very smoothly. Both Ian initially and laterly Hayleigh have kept me informed of what is happening and were always there when I had a question or query.
5 out of 5 truly is not a high enough way to praise them for all of their works.”
Thank you all once again, Mr T Harding
avatar3I am happy with the final quote. I am also very happy with the level of service and support I received from you all and would not hesitate to recommend you to others.”
Thank you and Kindest Regards, Mrs J Taylor
avatar2“Just a note to thank both Hayleigh and Ian for your highly professional, prompt, efficient and always courteous support during the process of setting up my pension annuity with JUST. At every point in the process you were helpful and always kept me informed re the progress of the process.
This was very much appreciated and, as a result of my very positive experience with Hayleigh and Ian, I would certainly recommend Retirement Professionals.
Many thanks once again.”
Kind regards, Mrs W Wilson
avatar3Very pleased with Retirement Professionals. Jon and Hayleigh were both excellent. I would highly recommend this company. Simple advice on the facts, no shiny brouchures or hard sell. Once you have made a decision they say they will keep you informed every step of the way and they certainly did.”
Mrs L Sellors
avatar1“Hello Hayleigh, I’d like to thank you and Jon for all your help and professionalism.
Both of you are great ambassadors for your company.”
Kind regards, Mr P Renehan
avatar4Happy to recommend Retirement Professionals. Excellent service from the moment I first contacted them. Jon Sharples always kept me informed and had patience with the time it took for me to finally commit. If you’re thinking about retirement and your pension, these are the guys to go with. Thank you Retirement Professionals and thank you Jon
Thank you, Mr G Lovatt
avatar1Thanks to Ian and Hayleigh for their help with transferring a pension. I made the initial contact after checking out a few different companies and am glad I chose them as they gave me the best quote and helped me with every stage of the process.
I’d been told elsewhere that getting money from the Pru was normally difficult but within a month from the initial contact, the pot has been transferred and I now have a vessel which can be accessed when I need it.”
Thanks guys, Mr S Davidson
avatar4“I recently used the services of Retirement Professionals to locate an annuity provider under the open market option. Not only did they do this to my entire satisfaction, but they also provided invaluable general and administrative support as the money was transferred from my pension provider (Standard Life) to the annuity provider (Aviva) and saw it through to a successful conclusion. Their staff are at all times professional, supportive and accessible and stand by you all the way until the plan is successfully up and running. They always gave me the impression they had my interests at heart and truly added value to the whole process.”
Well done and thank you, Mr M Wilmetts
avatar1“The team at RP were fantastic. The process of transferring pension funds and purchasing an annuity at a good rate was made very easy. The team explained the options available and kept me informed along the way. Once I had decided on which option to take, the process was flawless.”
Mr M Edison
avatar2“Hayleigh, I should like to thank both you and Ian for the most efficient and helpful way in which you have dealt with this. It has been a pleasure to deal with you.”
Best wishes, J Gaffin
avatar4“I was very impressed with the service I received from Jon and his team at Retirement Professionals Ltd. The whole process was made simple and easy to understand. They kept me informed through every step and kept their word about everything. I would recommend them to anyone.”
Mr D Davies
avatar1Excellent service and very easy to deal with.”
Thanks, Mr I Ramsay
avatar3“I have been extremely pleased with the service given to me by Retirement Professionals. Everyone I have dealt with have been very helpful and patient with what initially was rather a complicated situation. Communication has been first rate and I would recommend this firm to anyone who wants annuity advice and action.”
Sue S
avatar4“After a traumatic episode with another “Professional” on sorting out my pensions and their complete failure to progress I contacted Retirement Professionals to see what they could do. They lived up to their name as “Professionals” advising me on options, obtaining competitive quotes and arranging my annuities in an effective waysorting out all the issues along the way without giving me too much bother. Hayleigh was really impressive with her determination to keep things moving for me and Ian obtained the pension quotes which were better than others I had sought – if I was retiring again then I would use them again!!
Alan H
avatar1“I used Retirement Professionals to find and arrange an annuity for me, using my maturing AVC pension.
In initial telephone discussions they explained the procedures to me clearly and were clear and concise in the way they took details from me.
Subsequent correspondence was by email and post and was always dealt with promptly. They had to deal with the AVC fund holder through my company pensions office and there were delays caused within one or both of those organisations but Retirement Professionals always persisted with them and kept me informed.
I first contacted them in January 2018 and the whole process took until May 2018. The annuity arranged was 74% higher than that offered by my AVC fund holder.
As a numerical rating I must rate them 5 / 5.”
Best wishes, Noel
avatar2“We’re both very happy with the professionalism and care you’ve taken over this issue. Many thanks from both of us.
We will certainly recommend you and rate you 5***** out of 5 ***** for service, how you dealt with our requirements and how you kept us in the loop all along.”
Many thanks, Debra and Andy
avatar3Excellent service from Ian Swan, who was so patient while I deliberated over what to do with a small pension pot. Responses were always so quick and I always got the information I requested. Also, thank you to Hayleigh for concluding the transaction for me. Highly recommended.”
Mrs D Lee
avatar4“Ian, thank you both for all your hard work on my behalf, I guess it hasn’t all been plain sailing, but your professionalism has shone through.”
Kind regards, Mr C Hart
avatar1First class service provided with absolutely no sales pressure. It took me quite a while reviewing options within the Retirement Professionals and conducting external research. Prior to appointing RP I read many of the posted testimonials on their web site. Interestingly the comments were consistent with my own findings. Jon and Hayleigh were superb in their professional mannerism and for keeping me up to date with the process status. I was very pleased with the final value secured.”
Mr C Whitlock
avatar4“I would like to thank RP ltd for their excellent service in helping me to secure a great deal. They were extremely helpful and provided several options for me. A very smooth operation indeed!”
Mr J Wheeler
avatar1“We was very happy with your service and would recommend to others and give you 5 stars. Thank you again for all your help.”
Kind regards, Mr A Ward
avatar4“Thanks to you and your colleagues for a professional and swift service. Everything seemed to go very smoothly.”
Kind regards, Mr Bateson
avatar1“Retirement Professionals & their associated advisors have provided me with an excellent service in advising & transferring my defined benefit pension to an annuity of my choice. Pensions have proved to be a bit of a minefield & it is refreshing to find a professional, trustworthy service. I would have no hesitation in using Retirement Professionals again in any future pension requirements. ***** 5/5 !”
Best regards, Willie
avatar4Well Happy. Well informed throughout. Exactly what I wanted. Well they could have thrown in the 6 winning numbers for Saturday’s Draw.”
Mr A Smith
avatar1“Good afternoon Hayleigh,
Thank you all so much for helping me to get my annuity set up. This is exactly the product I was looking for.
From a Happy Pensioner.”
Kind regards, Mr A Gough
avatar4“Dear Hayleigh and David,
Thank you for your excellent service from first contact through to completion, I will have no hesitation in recommending Retirement Professionals to anyone considering their retirement options.”
Best regards, Mr D Quinton
avatar2“The help given to me by this company is 5 Star.
Annuities are complicated and I didn’t have much of an understanding of my options. These were explained very clearly and any questions I had were answered promptly and pleasantly no matter how many times I contacted them.”
Mrs L Johnstone
avatar1“Ian and Hayleigh were great. Sorted out my U.K. Pension and got me the best available Annuity all the way from Australia where I am. Highly recommended.”
Mr C Carstairs
avatar4Great service helped me find the ideal solution in a friendly and effective way
Mr N Heald
avatar1“Retirement Professionals were courteous and helpful at all times when dealing with my Pension Annuity. The procedure was explained in simple easy to understand language. Everything happened as they said it would. I would recommend Retirement Professionals.”
Mr K Wallis
avatar4“RP have just sorted out my private pension with a very satisfied results. At all times they were courteous and friendly and yet without any pressure to complete. Numerous options were explored and each was documented fully. Indeed, as I progressed through the process I was informed at every step of exactly what was happening, when and why. When I had further questions, both emails and telephone calls were always answered promptly and normally on that day or the next, latest. I am planning to use them for other financial affairs I have in the coming months. Exemplary service ! ”
Mr J Nicholson
avatar1“Hi Hayleigh, we are both impressed with the service you and David have delivered. First class. Nothing was complicated, easy and smooth from day one. Magic.”
Brian H (Yvonne)
avatar3“Hi Hayleigh, Many thanks to you and Ian for all your hard work in getting this sorted in time.
I have been very impressed with the service you offer and would like you to put this feedback on your internet site.
I am mentioning your company to all my friends you certainly rate 100% for kindness, product choice, efficiency, communication and the very personal service you offer.
Best wishes to you all for Christmas.”
Kind regards, Julie B
avatar4“I retired in September 2017 and I had contributed to x 2 private pension schemes one with Scottish Widows and one with Royal London. I then had to acquire a pensions advisor and on applying to several company’s and receiving quotes for Annuities I decided to go with Retirement Professionals’ based in Manchester as they were user friendly and offered information on a one to one basis and answered all the relevant questions that I had asked. They are a totally professional company and acted in a honest and responsible way acting on my behalf in helping me select the policy that I eventually selected. In all, the whole process was completed in around five weeks and I can recommend Retirement Professionals’ to anyone looking for a reliable and honest company to act for them on retirement. They totally look after every aspect in seeking the best possible deal that suites your own personal requirements in making one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. I cannot thank Retirement Professionals’ enough in helping me take a huge weight of my mind and look forward to retirement with no worries about the future.”
Yours sincerely, Mr L Peers
avatar1“Upon contacting Retirement Professionals I was comprehensively briefed and details of my requirements were taken. Rapid response quotations were obtained and my requirements were fine tuned so that re-quotes could be obtained. After discussion and explanation, I accepted enhanced annuity quotations and believe Retirement Professionals could not have acted quicker. I am entirely satisfied with the result and have no hesitation in recommending their services
Regards, Mr R Brown
avatar2Thank you Hayleigh and Ian at Retirement Professionals, for your excellent service. After exploring my pension options and deciding what suited me best I did not have any idea how to proceed. I contacted Retirement Professionals who did all the leg work for me, I could just relax without the hassle of having to search for the best deals. You certainly made it easy for me. I would recommend your company to anyone.”
Mrs E Miles
avatar4“When you come to retire, making the right choice is so important. Before I converted my pension pot into an annuity, I researched the market and obtained quotations from the most popular providers.
Retirement Professionals topped the list as well as providing a service that live up to their name.
From the moment I spoke to David I knew he was a man who I could trust. Both Hayleigh and David guided me through the whole process in a painless way. Thank you Retirement Professionals. Now I can sit back and enjoy retirement. Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension!”
Regards, Mr P Mallon
avatar1“Once I had a decision to make regarding my pension options, I contacted Retirement Professionals to seek help and advice and the assistance I received was way beyond my expectations.
From making initial contact, the discussions regarding what options were open to me were explained in terms that were easily understandable, this was followed up with a hard copy of the discussions so I could digest the information and make my decisions.
Having made my decision on the option I wanted to take up, Retirement Professionals sourced the best annuity available on the market and gave me the quotations showing several variables just to ensure I was happy with the figures etc.
Once I was happy, Retirement Professionals conducted all the business, kept me informed at every stage of the process and at each stage I received a hard copy detailing the progress, with all the legal documentation appertaining to the process.
I am now in receipt of my 25% tax free lump sum and am receiving a monthly pension.
With my dealings with Retirement Professionals, I have been extremely happy with every aspect of the process and would recommend the company to anyone without any hesitation – a very satisfied client.”
Best regards, Mr J Dale
avatar3Thank you very much for your assistance in these matters. We are most grateful and congratulate you on the service you have provided to us.”
Warmest regards, Mrs E Wood
avatar4“I’m happy to report that I am more than satisfied with the plan and your assistance.
Thank you for everything. I will recommend your firm to my colleagues if they ask for my opinion.”
Regards, Mr R Lee
avatar1“Following advice from various sources.
I contacted Retirement Professionals via the internet initially, together with three other Annuity providers. All were on the ball and keen to secure my business.
As time went by it became clear that the team of Ian, Dave and Hayleigh at Retirement Professionals went the extra mile to ensure I had the best quotes possible for my retirement package. Their customer service was superb. Friendly and always positive.
I recommend them without hesitation.
Ian, just to say thank you for your sterling work in negotiating my retirement package and wish you and your family every success for the future.”
Kind regards, Mr M Emms
avatar4“After being harassed by another pension company to part with a hard earned pension pot, it was a relief to deal with Retirement Professionals Ltd. They were very helpful and efficient and came up with a much better deal. I would recommend them to anyone.
Mr D Smith
avatar15 star – My wife received an excellent service from Ian and Hayleigh regarding a particularly difficult pension scheme and was very happy with the outcome.”
Mr G Wright
avatar4“I would rate Retirement Professionals 5 out of 5.
There’s not much to say really, as there were no problems at all. The process was well explained and flawless, I got exactly what I wanted, exactly when I wanted it and would definitely recommend you to friends.”
Thanks again, Mr N Thompson
avatar1Thanks for all your efforts. I am happy to give Retirement Professionals a very good review. The service has been impeccable and throughout I have been kept informed on the progress. I am happy to give 5 out 5 for the service provided. Thank you once again. Will call David and personally thank him shortly.”
Kind regards, Mr A Dham
avatar2Thank you and your team for your speedy, friendly, professional,
efficient and very helpful service. There was always someone at the end of a phone to help with any enquiries I had. I would give you all 10 out of 10.”
With my highest regards, Linda
avatar4“Contacted Retirement Professionals after getting what I thought was a small offer from Royal London on one of my old pensions, it would take me until I was 97 to actually get the pot back not counting for interest. Jon contacted me and was so helpful, he took over and got an increase from £99 to £171 including a 15 year guarantee period by moving it to another provider.
Many thanks to Jon and Hayleigh for a smooth transfer and keeping me fully informed.
Would recommend to anyone
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Keith M
avatar1“I am writing to thank you for the manner in which you dealt with my pension annuity. The whole procedure was conducted in a professional manner and I was updated regularly with progress, I would not hesitate to recommend Retirement Professionals.”
Kind regards, Mr R Goulding
avatar4“From making initial contact with Retirement Professionals, and receiving my annuity, things could not have been handled any better.
The initial contact was so easy and all my questions were answered in terms that anyone would be able to understand, this was immediately followed up with hard copies so that they could be reviewed and to ensure that I was happy. Once I had decided to entrust my pension requirements to Retirement Professionals, I was kept informed via “e” mail at my request at every stage of the process, so I was always aware of how the process was progressing, not once did I have to chase up asking what was happening.
The way in which Retirement Professionals operate fills you with great confidence and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone. For me a top rate company 5 out of 5.”
Many thanks, Mr J Dale
avatar1“Hi Hayley, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the team for helping me get the transfer of my Pension Fund into an Annuity. I am very pleased with the highly professional manner in which the process was undertaken, I cannot be more pleased and cannot thank you enough.
Once again thank you all, Mr M Middleton
avatar3“Bar the delays with my Pension provider everything progressed quickly and smoothly as it did with my husbands pension. Retirement Professionals are exactly that, professional and helpful and someone is always available to answer any questions that you may have. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is thinking of moving their pension provider”
Mrs L Wilson
avatar4I am very happy. I found both Hayleigh and Ian most helpful, no pushing or rushing. You both covered all aspects of what was available and what was going on throughout the whole process. Contacted us when you said and did what you said you would do. I was surprised at some of the out of hours times you were both contacting us for information to keep the process moving.”
Mr B Hughes
avatar1The Retirement Professionals – A Review

I had set up a pension some years ago, my job took me to all corners of the world ending up being a resident and taxpayer in Australia. I am still working and for the past 6 years in China, although I regard Australia home.

My Pension reaching maturity the provider sent the options document by mail (which can take several weeks to Oz) and all the correspondence assumed I lived in UK. I tried to communicate with this provider but their internet options sucks! Furthermore needed them to communicate via email…..no response and time ticking.

I went surfing (no not on Australia’s famous beaches) for my options and gave my information. Immediately I had a call from Jon it was inconvenient at the time but he called me back precisely at the arranged time. Retirement Professionals explained how the annuity options worked and came up with the right solution for my circumstances.

The other providers, well I only had one reply and that came after my annuity had been set up.

Working in China is not always easy to get personal issues covered but Retirement Professionals handled my affairs as your best friend, with a high level of professionalism, whilst enduring my humour.

You asked me to give a rating out of 5 well it’s got to be 6++.

Hayleigh, Jon thanks for everything and especially for bailing me out of that silly mistake.”

Mr Parfitt

avatar4“Thank very much for sorting out my pension annuity. I would highly recommend your services to family and friends. A very quick and smooth exchange. I would rate you 5 out of 5 on the scale. Also a thank you to Ian for his help.”
Mr Kirby
avatar1“I am very happy with the service that was provided by retirement professionals to set up my private pension with L.V. I will recommend to my friends and family, I rate them 5 out of 5
Mr Amjad
avatar4“It just leaves me to say thank you for an excellent service and my wife will be contacting you nearer her 55th.”
Many thanks, Gary
avatar1“Please allow me to thank you and David in particular for arranging the plan as well as sorting out the problems of the delay arising from the original ineffective actions of Equitable Life.
If any of my teacher friends wants to buy an annuity, I will have no hesitation or reservation in recommending Retirement Professionals.”
Kind regards, Mr R Candassamy
avatar2“Pensions and annuities can be an absolute minefield, even to those with some financial knowledge they can be extremely complex, and to be honest, I didn’t know where to start. One email enquiry to Retirement Professionals was all it took to lead us down a smooth route guided all the way by David and the team. At no point were we pressurised, but the conversations we had helped us to decide the right option for us. Once the decision was made Hayleigh took the process from start to finish, ironing out any issues and doing all the hard work for us, we didn’t need to do a thing other than read Hayleigh’s almost daily updates.
I can’t rate Retirement Professionals highly enough, they were totally efficient and professional throughout, and were totally attentive to our needs, answering all queries immediately. I have recommended them to my friends and will continue to do so. We are so glad we found such a professional organisation with whom to deal with.”
Patricia Brown
avatar3“I wish to thank Jon for all the help he gave me helping me to get the right pension. He made me feel relaxed about it as I did find it stressful , we even had a laugh about it. I did speak to David and he was equally as helpful. Hayleigh too was very helpful and caring. I have already recommended Retirement Professionals to someone.”
Thank you for your very professional service, Elaine Brook
avatar4“To people who are looking for a good company to help sort out their pensions on their retirement to offer good advice with out floods of un-helpful reams of paper, from my experience I have found Retirement Professionals to be my ideal company, very good to talk to with there feet on the ground and understand what you need, I have had some difficulty with my works pension holder, and they were very helpful in sorting this out, I couldn’t have asked for anyone better
Many thanks to them, Brian Willmott
avatar1“This is how I rate the service provided:-
*Initial contact, very positive, felt that the contact (David) was very responsive, non pushy and was quickly aware of my requirements,
*The quotes provided were prompt and covered a number of clearly explained options.
*Once I had decided they quickly arranged the Annuity and dealt with my pension saving Provider.
*The company who provided the Annuity were also very efficient and Retirement Professionals kept me well advised of progress.
* I can only base it on my experience and say that this company provided excellent service.
* If asked to rate them (say out of 10), I would say 9.5 but can’t really say there is any specific reason not to say 10!
* I stress that the above is based on my own experience and is a statement not a recommendation to any other Party.”
Regards, J Preistley
avatar4“Good morning, Dave.
Thank you very much for your close and careful attention to my personal pension requirements.
I have to say that I found your whole approach very professional and considerate, and was confident from an early stage that you were working in my interests to achieve an appropriate conversion from my personal pension savings plan to an annuity plan that suited my preferences. That annuity is now in place and I believe I have achieved better value through your intervention than I might otherwise have done if I was left to my own devices.
Although most of my friends are enjoying the luxury of generous occupational pensions in their retirement, I will have no hesitation in recommending you to any friends or acquaintances who might benefit from your particular expertise.”
With best wishes, J Pontet
avatar1“Many thanks for your help and professionalism on choosing the best deal for my annuity, l am happy to rate your company as a 5 out of 5.”
Kind regards, Mr A Shaw
avatar4“I found the staff at Retirement Professionals to be friendly, helpful and efficient. More important, however, was the high quality of the answers they gave to my questions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Retirement Professionals to anyone who asked for my thoughts…. and when it comes to a subject as important as a pension, I think it’s good to know you have the assistance of people who understand their market
G Fyffe
avatar1“Just secured my annuity through Retirement Professionals. The process was handled professionally by both Hayleigh and Jon. During the transfer process I received updates on alternate days and was kept up to speed at all times on the status of the transfer. I am confident that Retirement Professionals secured the best deal possible and would not hesitate to recommend them as a trusted representative for anyone planning to secure the maximum return for their pension investment.”
Michael…….Glasgow
avatar4“The whole process was simple and straightforward. All aspects were clearly explained and there was no hard sell like with many other companies. Delays from my provider aside, the process took only 2 weeks to move my pension and to receive my lumps in my bank account.”
Many thanks to Retirement Professionals for all their help. Mr I Wilson
avatar1“On behalf of Diana and myself we would like to extend our thanks to you both for the service you provided. It has been a pleasure to deal with an organization that clearly has a great deal of knowledge and expertise that helped us through the process. And, also the accuracy and consistency with which you provided the information in timely responses.”
Thanks you once again, Regards, Mick & Diana
avatar4“I wish to thank David and Hayleigh for their excellent level of Service and Patience in obtaining my Pension Annuity which I am pleased with.
They painstakingly explained all the options in obtaining my Pension and I would wholeheartedly recommend their services to others.
5 out of 5!
Thanks again, Regards, Alan W
avatar1“Retirement Professionals were Excellent from start to finish, Hayleigh, John and Dave were extremely professional and friendly and informative. Retirement Professionals are the only firm I would recommend for anything connected with pension planning etc.”
Kind regards, Steve Crisell

avatar4“Having become self-employed at the age of 58, I was looking to use my previously-accumulated pension pot to supplement my income until I reach state pension age. By researching on the web I decided that a fixed term annuity would be the right product as it would keep my options open in the future by giving me a guaranteed maturity value. I found that there were several online annuity calculators available, but they all had the “catch” that using them would trigger a potentially annoying sales call. Nevertheless I selected one at random and sure enough the call came – from Jon at Retirement Professionals – but it proved to be far from annoying!

Jon has a particular talent for explaining things in a clear, down-to-earth way and I felt he was listening to what I wanted rather than just going through the product features. In the past I have always preferred face-to-face meetings when discussing financial matters, but in this case although we were 200 miles apart, Jon’s friendly professionalism made me feel I was getting a truly personal service. All the information he emailed me was clear and concise, reflecting my wishes and including the Key Features document.

Having received Retirement Professionals’ quotation, I also approached a local Independent Financial Advisor to see what they would recommend. I was reassured to find that they suggested exactly the same product; however, they quoted a lower income and maturity value and did not tell me about the product options or provide the Key Features document! I therefore had no hesitation in placing my business with Retirement Professionals and I am very glad I did.

In finalising and setting up my annuity I also dealt with Hayleigh and Dave at Retirement Professionals, and they were equally friendly and helpful. Hayleigh kept me informed every step of the way, and I was surprised at how quick the whole process was, despite my “pot” coming from several different providers.
All in all Retirement Professionals made buying an annuity a quick and painless experience; I am confident that they have found me a good deal and I recommend them without hesitation.”
Kind regards, Mr J Ennals

avatar2“5 *****, I would highly recommend Retirement Professionals to anyone who is approaching retirement and feeling apprehensive about their pension options. I dealt with Jon and Hayleigh. Jon patiently went through all my options, provided me with various quotes and worked hard to get me a good annuity keeping me informed of every step. Hayleigh then dealt with all the paperwork which all went smoothly. The service I received was first class and was provided by a highly professional, friendly and knowledgeable team.”
Many thanks, Janet K
avatar1“First class service by Mr David bell professional services”
Mr P Barraclough
avatar3“Excellent service from David and Hayleigh. Information given speedily and efficiently.”
Thank you, Liz N
avatar4“I was extremely happy with the service provided by Retirement Professionals. I received detailed information on the options available to me, which David took time to explain. I was not pressurised to proceed straight away, unlike other companies I spoke to, giving me time to make an important decision about my future. Once I decided to go ahead, the paperwork was dealt with quickly and efficiently. I made a number of telephone calls with minor queries and received reassuring advice. From my personal experience I would recommend this company to my friends and colleagues. I would rate their friendly service as 5/5.”
Richard A
avatar4“I cannot thank Jon, Hayleigh and Dave enough.
After taking early retirement unexpectedly through voluntary redundancy, Jon worked hard getting me the best annuity from my pension funds in a short space of time, all the time keeping me informed of proceedings, speaking in understandable English rather than financial gibblygook.
Hayleigh provided all the necessary paperwork, helping me to understand what I was signing.
I’m not forgetting Dave, who was always pleasant, even though he was not dealing with me personally.
A very professional, knowledgeable and helpful team who I have already recommended to a couple of friends.”
Mr J Smallbone
avatar2“I found Retirement Professionals to be very responsive and they delivered what they said they would. I’m enjoying telling other providers that I am sorted with Retirement Professionals!”
Thank you, Mrs Flavell
avatar3“I recently used Retirement Professionals to buy an annuity and was extremely happy with the service provided. They explained things at all stages of the process and did all the leg work. I did not have to worry about anything as I knew I was in safe hands.
I would definitely recommend them.
Thanks again, Camille
avatar1“The service that I have received from Retirement Professionals in connection with setting up my retirement annuity was first class, very friendly and the details expressed were concise and easily understandable. I was expecting a quite difficult process in converting my various pension plans into a living pension annuity, but with Retirement Professionals at the helm it was very relaxed and I am now very pleased with the result.
I would give them a rating of 5 out of 5.”
A J Tregurtha
avatar2“To whom it may concern

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Retirement Professionals team for their amazing service in sourcing and providing my annuity, which has helped enormously in providing me with peace of mind in my retirement.

Considering I found Retirement Professionals whilst doing a search of the net, I thank my lucky stars that I found a company so completely bona fide, professional and helpful.

Initially I was cautious because Retirement Professionals seemed too good to be true but my fears were quickly allayed because of the remarkable and prompt service they gave me, they were never “pushy” nothing was ever too much trouble and I must have driven Jon Sharples to distraction with my questions and dithering even though he had to repeat himself many times everything was explained to me in a completely cohesive clear manner, I really don’t know how he managed to stay so cheerful and positive, which really did mean a lot to me.

I have only praise to offer for this company and I hope they continue to go from strength to strength as they well deserve to and I would gladly recommend them to anyone.”
Kind regards, J Michael

avatar4Just like to say thanks to you and your colleagues for all the work you done for me sorting out my pension, keeping me updated all the way, excellent service!
Many thanks, R Hooker
avatar1First rate. Knowledgeable and helpful regarding pension options, with detailed quotes to compare the choices. All delivered in a very professional, efficient and friendly manner from David, Hayleigh, and the rest of the staff.
Retirement Professionals managed to get me a better annuity than my old employer offered me.
This also included a 15 year guarantee, against the standard 5 year period being offered by my employer’s scheme.”
Thanks again, Ken J
avatar4“I approached three companies about getting the best annuity possible. I dealt initially with Jon at RP and he provided me with an excellent quote but also in an “human” manner taking me through a very detailed questionnaire in an exemplary fashion. Then on to Hayleigh for all the paperwork which went very smoothly. However, having read previous reviews I’m wondering where my cheese and wine hamper is, which I would donate to Selby District Vision, a brilliant local charity where I’m a trustee. But seriously, happy to recommend.”
Mr Cattanach
avatar3“I have used Retirement Professionals twice now and would certainly recommend them. They’re thorough, efficient, always keeping the process going as quick as it can, keeping the pension providers on their toes! Really nice, decent people to deal with, not pushy or patronising like a lot of others. 10/10
Thank you, Stella F
avatar1“I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent service you gave during my transition from full time employment to retirement. I have nothing but praise for the way in which you dealt with my situation. I am particularly pleased with the level of annuity you managed to squeeze out of the providers.
Once again – thank you very much for all your work on my behalf.”
Regards, Mr M Jarvis
avatar2“Many thanks to David and Hayleigh At Retirement Professionals for the excellent service in dealing with my pension. You made the whole process so easy for me, spending LOTS of your time explaining everything in detail with absolutely no pressure. I would have no hesitation in recommending Retirement Professionals or in using them again in the future. Thank you so much.”
Kind regards, Mrs Wroe
avatar4“I can not recommend David and Hayleigh enough, they gave me a fantastic service and were very professional and helpful all the way, Hayleigh even managed to get a hamper of cheese and wine from my pension fund holder.”
Thanks once again, Chris J
avatar1“Just a quick letter of thanks to say how much I appreciated the work you and your team did in obtaining the best annuity quote from LV for me. Later in the year when my Prudential plan matures I hope to do more business with you.
Also please pass on my appreciation to Jon and David for all their help and assistance.”
Kind regards, Mr Terry
avatar3“With pensions being a minefield Retirement Professionals were able to offer first class service from start to finish. Would recommend to any one.”
Thank you, Mrs Thwaites
avatar4“I found Retirement Professionals very pleasant to deal with. They talked me through the process of buying an annuity and explained my options clearly and patiently. They kept me updated and informed. I would happily recommend them to others.”
Best, Jonathan
avatar1“From start to finish, Dave and Hayleigh at Retirement Professionals were totally on the ball. Every request I made, no matter how obscure, was handled with expediency and in an extremely efficient manner.
The options open to me were explained in layman’s terms, allowing me to see exactly what was available and once I had made a decision, the whole process was completed with me being informed every step of the way.
Retirement Professionals are definitely a Company worth talking to when the time is right.”
Allan S
avatar4“Hayleigh, I have to say what a great service provided by yourselves, thank you ever so much. I don’t think I could have coped without you especially when dealing with Aegon!
Thanks again and my regards to David too.”
Eric
avatar1“To the team at Retirement Professionals (especially Jon), Would just like to thank you for the painless way you organised my pension annuity and lump sums, having four pensions with two providers didn`t help but you sorted it out a lot quicker than I thought possible, a big thank you from me for your efforts.”
Mr Pember
avatar2Thank you for all your help. You have made what could have been a pain in the neck very easy, particularly during this difficult time.”
Kind regards, Lynne F
avatar3I am delighted with the service I received from Retirement Professionals. They were efficient, courteous, explained everything in simple terms and they quoted the best price. I felt reassured that the whole process would work out as described and they stayed with me all the way.”
Regards, Stella
avatar2“I needed to sort out retirement income and didn’t know where to begin. What a relief to enlist the help of Retirement Professionals! Throughout the process, they were always just a phone call or an e-mail away, friendly, trustworthy, and most important of all, they knew their business! Thanks to Retirement Professionals, I can now feel secure, and the future looks bright.”
Best Wishes, Catherine T
avatar3“I would thoroughly recommend Retirement Professionals. I found the service I received from both David and Hayleigh to be very good and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them and I was constantly kept informed throughout my dealings with them.”
Thanks again, Viv
avatar4“Retirement Professionals are one of the companies recommended by my pension provider, so I gave them a call. I fully expected to be bombarded with calls and questions and reams of paperwork to plough through. This was far from the case as from the outset Dave Bell explained very clearly both what I needed to do and what his company could do for me to get the best results from my pension pot. Each and every step of the process was dealt with in both a friendly and very professional manner by Dave and Hayleigh.”
Many thanks, Mr C Bone
avatar1“David, Thank you for all your work. Yourself & team have been very professional with the way you conducted my business, & I would recommend you to anyone looking for someone to look after their pensions.”
Regards, Bernie C
avatar4“At a time when choices have to be made and the results may last a very long time then it is really important to have a Company like this in your corner. Very attentive and knowledgeable they made life a lot easier for me.
So thanks team, I love your Customer Service and support.”
Long may it last, Mr E Chapman
avatar1“I feel that I have received a very personal and professional service from Retirement Professionals and they have arranged an annuity that is roughly 5% greater than that offered by the major pension scheme I saved with. I recommend Retirement Professionals.”
I will be looking at my insurance needs in the new year too.
Happy Christmas to you all at RP.
Regards, Peter E
avatar2“I have been very happy with the service I have received from Retirement Professionals, Jon and Hayleigh guided me through an area, I confess was very alien to me, and confusing.
Many thanks, Mrs Graves
avatar2“Dear David,
I wanted to thank Retirement Professionals (especially you) for arranging my annuity for me.
As you know I was anxious about this, so it was a relief to speak to someone who was knowledgeable, had the patience to answer any and every query, listened to what I wanted, and then did their best to find the best deal for me.
Although you did not give me financial advice, through accessing the information you gave me and talking to you I was able to decide what to do with my pension fund. Then you and your team kept me informed of every step until my annuity was completed.
I am really pleased with my decision and your service, which was professional and efficient, but also friendly and approachable.”
Yours sincerely, Miss Davies
avatar4“These days there are more options for what to do with your pension pot.
Unfortunately, this means deciding what to do, which is not as straight forward as it was. So having decided the general direction of where I wanted to go , Retirement Professionals (who did not provide me financial advice) were able to give an informed view of my options and suggest the best route and then most importantly , scour the market and pick the best deals for me.
From the moment I went ahead , they kept me informed of progress at every stage and made sure that the companies involved expedited quickly. The result was that every plan was complete and in place well in time for my retirement. The service was friendly, polite and very professional and a very pleasant experience through out.”
My honest thoughts, Mr G Ellis
avatar1“I thought I should send you a quick note to say thanks again for providing such efficient, helpful and proactive service when I was considering what to do with a personal pension plan and setting up an annuity.
When Standard Life informed me that they wouldn’t offer to provide an annuity, I must say I was a bit perplexed and daunted by the prospect of trying to sort it out for myself.
Having gone online to get some information and obtain a few quotes, I’m delighted that you were the only one really to follow up and to offer just the sort of guidance I was looking for. I can’t believe it was all sorted out so quickly and painlessly.
Thanks again for all your help.”
Regards, Keith B
avatar4“To Retirement Professionals
I would like to thank you for your professionalism and tenacity in resolving my pension transfer. I would recommend your company to anyone looking to invest maturing pension schemes.
Many thanks.”
Robert B

avatar1After contacting many companies who were offering to get my retirement pension pot in order, it became pretty clear to me that this was going to be a bit of a mine field to navigate through. The Annuity quotes varied as much as £2000 per year depending on the company you were talking to and I had 3 different policies with different companies which had to be added together. Being a non resident in the UK was giving me major problems too, I had looked in depth into the QROPS type of pension available now for UK nationals living abroad but because I wanted total security with no risk to the pension pot I discounted this option.

All through the process which took me about 3 months to research, contacting many companies for quotes etc, researching everything on the internet extensively about the various options available to me, there was one company that always came out with the top quote. I had tried to get the best deal for my money and Retirement Professionals achieved this for me. As a company they were very professional and patient with me in their dealings and I just can’t say enough good things about them. I found that David and Hayleigh were absolutely fantastic in my dealings and when I actually decided which type of option I would go for they sent them all the documents. It was a fairly relaxing and trouble free procedure and everything was completed very promptly with no hassle or problems encountered, even although I am based in Vietnam. The commission they were paid for their work (which the insurance company took care of) was very reasonable indeed.

I would therefore definitely have no reservations in recommending them for any of my friends overseas and in the UK to take care of getting the best pension income available. Anyone who uses them will come away from the transactions with a feeling they have dealt with a very very professional company with the best interests of their client always at the forefront.”

A Connon

avatar4“I would just like to say a big thank you to Hayleigh and David for the excellent way they handled my private pension.
I took a lot of time to decide as I was a bit wary of using people that I didn’t know, to sort out my private pension.
But I shouldn’t have worried, they were very professional and informative throughout all the dealings.
I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone that I know who will be retiring in the near future
Thanks again and hope to deal with you for my home insurance”
Mr Butler
avatar1“Just a few lines to thank you for helping me to choose a Pension Annuity provider.
I have been impressed from my first conversation with David, with the professional way he have looked in to the best options available for my lifetime annuity. I believe they have sought the best returns for me from the leading providers, allowing me the option to choose a different return solutions such as monthly and quarterly in arrears, also a 10 year family guarantee safeguard.
Also explained at the time and confirmed in writing was the opportunity to take 25% of my pension tax free, which I personally made that decision. Finally, to link a separate private pension to the existing which was done really quick, mainly due to the persistence behind the scenes of Hayleigh, who pushed this well known provider to release the funds a lot quicker than they were originally prepared too. This was done by several phone calls with long waiting delays persistence and patience to get through to the correct person, much appreciated!
With regards to contacting both David and Hayleigh, they have always been available each time I have wanted to speak with them or ask a question, they have both made time been efficient and offered a professional service.
I would highly recommend them.
Mr G Foster

avatar2“I would like to thank all the staff at Retirement Professionals for securing me a fantastic annuity income. Out of the 3 companies I approached, the service, professionalism, efficiency, knowledge and personal touch was first class. They made my decision an easy one. The rate was the best I could get and I was kept up to date every step of the way. I recommend this company highly.”

Mrs Hill

avatar3“I would recommend anyone to go here very professional but also friendly Dave and Hayley couldn’t do enough for you from start to finish thank you x.”

C Southern & L Berry

 

avatar3“Retirement Professionals have recently purchased an annuity on my behalf using funds from my company pension AVC. The service I’ve received (especially from Hayleigh) has been outstanding. Nothing has been too much trouble and I’ve felt throughout the transaction they have looked after my interests. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and would highly recommend them.”

Susan S

avatar4Thank you all at Retirement Professionals for the commitment shown throughout my retirement planning. The Independent, balanced guidance given made my final retirement decision so much easier. From the first contact to the final outcome was an unpressured, stress free experience made so much easier by the teams honest financial service.
A highly rated professional service. Thank you.”

Mr Kew

avatar1Retirement Professionals provided a first class service in setting up an annuity for me. This was despite the inefficiency of my previous pension provider who seemed to take every opportunity to delay matters. The Retirement Professionals consultant behaved very professionally and tirelessly to resolve the matter and was in constant communication to keep me informed of progress.

I would recommend their services again”.

C Charles

avatar4When you retire and want to take a pension, you will need assistance to guide you through the process. Retirement Professionals, did exactly that. Not only did they assist in pulling together several personal pension pots, they informed me at every step of the way, that allowed me to make an informed decision that suited my pension needs. Very happy with the outcome and level of service Retirement Professionals provided.

R Hamilton

Deciding it was time to find an annuity that gave me the best deal I started looking at financial websites and came across Retirement Professionals quite by chance. What a find! I admit I had reservations about dealing with a company I didn’t know especially when it came to something as important as my pension as I knew I would only get one shot at it. A phone call from David Bell patiently explained the process to me and dispelled any anxieties I had and reassured me my hard earned pension pot was at no risk. Within 48 hrs I had the annuity quotes and 2 weeks later the first payment was in my bank account. Couldn’t believe how quick the process was and Retirement Professionals kept me informed along the way. Excellent service and the company is very aptly named. Many thanks to you and your staff.

Mr Carlile

avatar1Promised a personal service & delivered. Very happy with the service. Recommended.”

Regards, Mr Howard

avatar2Retirement Professionals completed my annuity recently and I have found them to be a very good company, professional at all times.  They were excellent at keeping me informed of progress over the weeks and worked hard to get an updated and improved quote day by day.  I will certainly recommend them to others seeking help with an annuity.

Best wishes, Jane

 

“Leanne, thanks to David and yourself for the excellent service provided. Although not a large annuity you treated it as such. I would have no problem recommending Retirement Professionals to any of my friends and family in the near future.” 

Regards, Tom

avatar4This is a letter of thanks for David and Leanne for the professional way they dealt with me with regards my pension Annuity they were both so helpful, polite and so happy to assist in anyway. Once again thank you both.

A Prosser

 

avatar1I would like to say thank you to Retirement Professionals, for being so helpful and researching all the options available in the current market place. I found yourself to be most helpful, efficient, and explained everything to me until I understood all of the options. The speed the matter was dealt with was excellent.

Kind Regards, Mr Willson

avatar4I would like to congratulate Retirement Professionals for the way they all have conducted themselves in attaining for me the very best annuity when others failed. They are very transparent and have politeness of manner and very professional. A job very well done.

Thank you. G Bowles  

avatar1I would like to thank all the staff at Retirement Professionals for their excellent work and advice and their guidance, concerning my Retirement Annuity. You came highly recommended and I have to say I was extremely satisfied with the service you provided. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends.

Yours Sincerely, C Aimson

avatar4I have been well pleased with the service I received from Retirement Professionals in selecting an Open Market Option for my Pension Fund Annuity.

The team were courteous and pleasant to work with and everything went without a hitch. I could recommend them to anyone looking for an honest deal on the open market with their annuity.

Mr. Stewart

avatar1When I was looking for a company to find me the best annuity quotations I did have a few responses from various companies and also spoke to some people before I decided on Retirement Professionals, this was following my first call which filled me with confidence from the very first conversation. Not only did they find me the best rate but the service was second to none.

They did all the legwork for me and I just sat back and let it all happen. From initial quote to acceptance and commencement of payment was 7 days, what an achievement! With other companies they were suggesting 4 to 6 weeks for completion.

Hayleigh was my annuity consultant from the first telephone call and she was excellent all the way through the process and kept in touch by phone or email at all stages

I would highly recommend Retirement Professionals to carry out this type of work and I will be recommending them to friends and family.

Best Regards, Mr Blair

avatar1Just to confirm receipt of finalised annuity plan of which I am very pleased, I would like to congratulate you and your team on an efficient and concise service you have supplied. I have been kept informed at all stages of the transactions and you managed to find an annuity that was almost one percent higher than was originally quoted from one of the industries top suppliers.

Well done and Thanks very much.

Best Regards, P Lewis

avatar4As anyone nearing retirement age soon finds out the act of choosing a pension can be a bit daunting however, Retirement Professionals guided me through this minefield. David and Hayleigh kept me informed all the way through and truly lived up to their name (Professionals). They do come highly recommended and I would not hesitate to recommend this company for good pension advice.

A Boyle

avatar1In January this year I realised that I am nearing that age when soon I will no longer be working, or more to the point I no longer want to work.

As well as the state pension when I reach that magical age, I also have a private pension with my present employer.

However I also realised I had a further two private pensions from an employer I worked with between 1990 to 2000.

The thought arose what to do with them and what can you do with them, as I had no knowledge of pensions and how I could get to the money. An initial search on the internet found a number of sites which only made the issue more confusing, coupled with this is a lot of bad press regarding financial institutions and advisors. I took the plunge and picked three pension advisors as well as the two insurance companies my money was invested with to see what was on the table for the rest of my life. Although the two insurance companies gave me an estimate I had been warned that they would probably be low, not only from press releases but also from a friend who had left his search too late and suffered for it. After some initial correspondence and conversations I decided to let two companies vie for my benefit. Also during the consultation process the government changed the rule with regard to private pensions which meant more thought and explanations from the specialists. During the procedure of finding what to do Retirement professionals were very sympathetic to my ignorance of private pensions and explained everything to the letter in simple terms so even I could understand.  Although there final annuity figure was the highest quote I received it was not the only reason I decided to let them look after my private pension requirements. I felt that whenever we spoke over the phone, or communicated by e-mail, everything was explained fully. I have already recommended them to some of my colleagues at work who are at a similar age with similar circumstances.

Regards, Michael

 

 

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