Chris has helped many clients and colleagues throughout his career. Here is a selection of comments that he has received from some of the many satisfied parties.
Mr & Mrs Palmer
“We were pointed to Chris Bibb by a friend when we needed to arrange some financial services. From the outset we found Chris to be extremely knowledgeable, patient and understanding. He clearly defined the steps we would need to take to complete the complex transactions we had in mind. All of which demanded the use of his skills to work on our behalf with the providers. Furthermore, Chris was very clear in ensuring we had a particular product lined up for any unforeseen events. When such an event happened to us last year, we were safe in the knowledge that the financial security was there to see us through into the future. Chris remains our trusted financial advisor today, and still helps us as our needs change.”
“Chris has been helping me with my personal finances since March 2010, and in that time his advice has been highly instrumental in securing my family’s future security. He is knowledgeable, personable, honest and responsive. He is also a nice guy and someone whom I have no hesitation in recommending to friends.”
“I was introduced to Chris at a critical time in my financial planning lifecycle. I found Chris to be professional, accessible and responsive throughout. He would always provide a concise and easily understood response to my (sometimes dull) questions on pensions and finance. I never felt pressurised to take a particular approach or product. I cannot recommend Chris highly enough.”
“We were really happy with the advice we got from Chris, and it gave us more confidence to make some big decisions..”
“Chris has a detailed knowledge of taxation and police pensions. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to assess the tax implications of a promotion on their pension and the options available to them. I found his advice very helpful and well worth the money.”
Matthew Gleed CEng MIET
“We have used Chris a number of times for all aspects of financial management; mortgage, insurance, investments and pension advice. Chris is impartial so can offer many outside-of-the-box options that you wouldn’t normally think of. He is very reliable and quick to respond to requests. He is also trustworthy and has helped us through difficult situations and financial aspects of dealing with family illness. Chris can certainly cover all aspects of financial mangement and I will continue to rely on him when we need expert advising.”
“I have used Chris for financial advice many times now and when I get asked by other financial advisors what deal I have, they can’t match it and understand why I go to Chris and not them.”
“Having operated in and around the financial services sector for over two decades I have had the opportunity to speak and deal with many firms who offer a range of services to individuals and to businesses. In that time I have rarely come across anyone as professional as Chris Bibb who, as well as using personally, I have recommended to clients as someone who has a broad and comprehensive knowledge, is able to listen and understand your personal and unique situation and then is able to tailor and provide appropriate solutions all coupled with a great follow through service”.
“Chris has been helping and advising me for over 5 years and I have always found his advice to be precise, relevant to my needs and current. He gets back to me quickly whatever the subject area and replies in such a way that I understand. Chris has a friendly way of working which I like and a great memory (or systems of work) so when I ask him a question out of the blue he knows the answer. I have happily recommended Chris to friends and family and will continue to do so.”
Tony Melville (retired Chief Constable)
“Chris is very knowledgeable and I was very reassured by his expert grasp of the police pension scheme.”
“Chris provides a great service, quickly and efficiently. He listens to establish his client’s needs and responds with appropriate options and recommendations with considered guidance to make the right choice.”
Chris and his team have managed my pension for about 3 years now, after initially consolidating two final salary pensions from previous employers.
Those 3 years have seen considerable market volatility, but I have never needed to question any short term performance of my funds as this has been anticipated and I’ve seen cash allocations move to reduce or increase exposure. I’ve also been proactively informed by the team of any significant changes in distribution to reflect anticipated risks, such as political, Brexit, coronavirus.
The quarterly reports give a good summary of both past and future market concerns and opportunities being considered and researched. It is reassuring to have an insight into the hot spots and opportunities being looked at, but never losing the underlying low-risk stance I’ve asked for.
I have online access to daily valuations and am especially pleased at the relative performance when world markets have suffered wild bear market corrections, particularly during the current pandemic.
I know I can always get a swift professional friendly response to any financial questions, such as when making additional cash inputs into an ongoing company pension. Thankfully in the case of my SIPP I am confident it’s being actively managed well and I can relax safe in the knowledge Chris takes away that stress for me.
When I needed someone I could trust to guide me through the process of weighing up the pros and cons of transferring out of my Defined Benefit pension scheme and where, and how to invest my funds, I consider myself very fortunate to have engaged with Chris Bibb and his team as part of Strategic Solutions.
It was via testimonials such as this that I made contact with Chris and from the outset of our first meeting I felt at ease speaking with someone who is obviously very experienced in this area of pension planning and investing for retirement.
No hard sell, no rush or pressure, just comfortable conversation resulting in recommendations expressed in clear terminology which were built around my personal financial circumstances and my expectations in retirement when the time comes. I would highly recommend Chris and will certainly be engaging with him again for any future financial planning needs I may require.
Neil Irwin. (Vouched For Review)
Quality of Advice: 5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0