Karen, you were very kind, efficient and took the time to walk me through matters, which I was most grateful for.
Twenty years at Claydens! It is amazing how time passes. Leigh and everyone at Clayden’s are so kind and considerate. We really hope you don’t decide to retire Chris (although we remember how we looked forward to retirement). It is so good knowing that you are there, one who understands our foibles. Many thanks to you for all your kindness and help over the years – it is truly appreciated.
Amina and Paul Wade
Karen, further to the successful conclusion of my equity release application, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout. The sensitive, yet open and courteous manner with which you dealt with me and my situation at every turn was much appreciated. You gave me balanced information, outlining all the pros and cons involved, and the clarity of your impartial advice greatly aided my decision-making.
Nick, as you may know, we moved house last Friday and are now happily ensconced in our new home. We just wanted to say thank you for all of your help in getting us to this point – we are very grateful for all of your assistance and guidance, especially as this has been a somewhat prolonged process involving two houses! We would not be in this position without your help, so thank you. Best wishes.
Eleanor Fraser and James Poole, London barristers
Karen, now the dust has settled and everything has gone through I would just like to say a very special thank you for everything you have done for us. We couldn’t have done this without your expertise and professional knowledge, you have made a real difference to our lives.
I couldn’t receive a better service from the personal attention given to me by Leigh Clayden and Chris McGlone and I thank them personally for their help.
Pete Lawson UK citizen in South Africa
I’ve been in the financial service industry for over 40 years. During these years while serving on the board of my last company I recruited many brokers. I would like to think that I know what professional brokers look like and how they deal with their customers. They must bring credibility and provide an honest professional service to satisfy my needs.
Leigh and his company can be proud of their interactions with me. I have complete trust in Leigh. Despite the ongoing uncertainties in the Global and UK Economies, I have trusted his advice for many years. I feel so comfortable with Leigh’s advice that I have given Leigh friends’ names as I am happy to recommend him for potential business.
Bob Wright Retired HR & Training and Development Director
I have experience of working with Clayden Financial for some years now, both in the context of setting up a Pension Scheme for the Seafast Group, and also on a more personal basis, the management of my own Pension Funds. I have found Leigh and his team to be extremely professional, and able to explain some of the more complex issues, in words which are understandable. Clayden Financial has certainly achieved considerable growth in the worth of my own SIPP, despite ongoing uncertainties in the Global and UK Economies.
David J Halliday Co-Owner and CEO Seafast Group of Companies.
David J Halliday
I was most impressed by Paraplanner, Sean Parker’s efficient service. He is prompt, courteous and knowledgeable.
Thank you for all your help Karen, which was above and beyond the call of duty. It was so worthwhile.
Denise and Michael Poole
We would not hesitate to recommend Karen Last to anyone requiring impartial, expert advice about equity release.
Nico and Maurine Mott
Thanks Leigh, as always a very helpful and comprehensive response to my queries. We really appreciate the highly professional yet friendly service that Clayden Financial provides.
Thank you for your latest “Informed” newsletter. I particularly liked the article about Donald Trump as I was not aware of his revolutionary changes to the US tax system. Also it is very readable, unlike some of the publications from leading investment companies that often seem to be written in gobbledygook.
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“Very efficient in dealing with my affairs. Thank you to Karen for putting me straight over something I had in mind, which could have cost me thousands. I’m glad your company was recommended to me. When I come to the end of my dealings with you, I shall be writing to Leigh Clayden expressing my gratitude to you all for your very efficient dealings with my finances.”
“I am extremely grateful for all your help, advice and “metaphoric hand-holding” and not to forget Christine’s valuable input. At present a weight has been lifted and I can finish the work on the house. Many many thanks – much appreciated.”
“Thank you so much for meeting me on Monday. It was kind of you to spare so much time. Our discussions were very helpful and I came away feeling ten foot tall! This year has been a watershed for me, I have gained confidence and you have been part of that. I shall be eternally grateful for all your help to Mum (re Dad) and on-going. I hope you have a relaxing break and all you wish for in 2014. ”
“Firstly, we just want to say THANK YOU for looking into our pensions and insurances. We have never had anyone explain them to us like you did, all they want to do is sell us one of their products. We both thought how brilliant you were in finding out the information and talking to us in a very straightforward way. It certainly has put our minds at rest with our finances. More cake? We are happy to pay for your financial advice as we know we’ll get honest and down to earth advice.”
Mr & Mrs Cracknell
“Your attention to detail is outstanding…So glad that you are looking after my finances, I feel that I couldn’t be in safer hands.”