What our clients say
A big thank you for taking care of transferring my pension and ensuring this happened in a timely and seamless fashion. I would certainly recommend you as an IFA to my friends and colleagues.
When I was looking for financial advice regarding my BP Pension scheme, I chose to contact Donald through his Unbiased.co.uk listing as he is a pensions specialist. Having talked through my objectives, Donald's deep understanding of the BP Pension scheme and of Pension legislation in general was very clear and his advice was straightforward and very useful to me. I would definitely recommend any family or friends to use Donald's services in the future.
I had an initial consultation with Donald Johnston having identified his particular area of expertise was most appropriate for our needs after reading client reviews. The initial consultation gave me great confidence that Donald had in depth knowledge of Pension schemes and was very well placed to assess our situation and advise on the benefits and risks of all options available to us.
Donald has conducted an in depth financial review on behalf of myself and my wife, he has proved to be expert in all aspects of our requirements. Donald has assisted us through the process of making our decisions, he has been very supportive and objective throughout.
Now that decisions have been made and acted upon, we will continue to take ongoing Financial Advice from Donald, he provides us with a great deal of confidence that our interests are his priority and his ongoing support will guide us through the coming years.
We are one of the largest providers of expert financial advice in the UK. We look at your current overall financial position, talk to you about what you would like to achieve, listen to your concerns and then make recommendations that match your lifestyle and aspirations. Lighthouse Group, which in 2014 had an annual turnover of more than £47 million, is both profitable and financially robust. Importantly, it has an exemplary regulatory record and won the prestigious Large IFA of the Year Award for three consecutive years – in 2010, 2011 and again in 2012.
When you come to me you get the best of both worlds: a local adviser who can talk to you one-to-one, backed up by the extensive resources and expertise of the Lighthouse Group. I’ll sit down with you face to face, to discuss your current financial position, listen to your concerns and explore the things you’d like to achieve in life.
My specialist areas include research into existing investment funds, [charges and performance concerns] pension transfer reviews, guaranteed income for life, employee benefits. I also have access to advisers who are qualified to provide advice on mortgages and equity release.