Response rating
9.5/10
FCA verified
13th November 2017

Argent Wealth Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser Evolve building, Rainton Business Park, Tyne & Wear, DH4 5QY
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We can advise you on
    • Corporate pension
    • Employee benefits
    • Group critical illness
    • Group income protection
    • Group life insurance
    • Group pensions
    • Group protection
    • Wealth management
    • Critical illness
    • Income protection insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Investing for income
    • Investment trusts
    • ISAs
    • OEICs
    • Offshore investments
    • Unit trusts
    • Capital gains tax
    • Estate planning
    • Income tax
    • Taxation planning
    • Annuity purchase
    • Auto enrolment
    • Pension consolidation
    • Pension drawdown
    • Pensions & divorce
    • Pensions & retirement planning
    • Pensions review
    • Pensions transfer
    • Sipps
    • Stakeholder
    • Lump sum
    • Regular savings
    • Savings for children
    • School fees planning
Meet our advisers
David Hardman
Director
What our clients say
As my pension age was approaching I'd managed to accumulate a number of pensions from various employment over the years and needed some advice on whether it would be more beneficial to consolidate the pensions or alternatively, leave them as they were. I found David's details after browsing the Internet and contacted him the following day. From the outset David was extremely helpful and after providing him with my pension providers details, he contacted them, consolidated all necessary information and provided me with detailed feedback, which explained all the pros and cons of each option. After considering all information I decided to leave my pensions as they were. David respected this decision and although he'd invested considerable time and effort in assisting me, he didn't charge me for his services. Professional, non biased, advice with exceptional attention to detail, if I ever require any financial advice in the future David Hardman will be the first person I contact. Thank you.
J Best, Peterlee
I have dealt with both John and David for over six years and have found both very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We have had dealings with at least five financial advisers over the past twenty years and Argent are definitely the one we would recommend.
J Williams, Lanchester
I was introduced to David a few years ago as retirement loomed. In recent months he has provided an excellent level of professional support for me in what proved to be a very testing time. His advice has unquestionably put me on a solid financial footing going forward.
T Brown, Durham
Further to our recent meetings I would like to extend my appreciation for the manner in which Argent Wealth has dealt with my pension fund. As we have discussed on many an occasions my financial future is almost entirely in your hands and I appreciate your honesty and professionalism. Trust is a word that is often mis-used or even lost in the cut and thrust of today’s business world and everyone’s somewhat cynical desire to protect themselves and trust no one, but I simply cannot do what you do. No doubt many others are in the same situation and it would be all too easy for the unscrupulous to take advantage of these circumstances. At no point have I felt nervous about this exposure, more the opposite in that I’m confident that my financial future and best interests have and continue to be taken care of properly. Thank you for your help.
P Storey, Bishop Auckland
I have dealt with David and Argent now for several years and in that time have consistently been impressed with the level of professionalism shown and the quality of service offered. At no point have I ever felt that I was 'being sold to'. David has always acted in the best interests of the client, giving objective, impartial advice. He is easily contactable, returns calls swiftly and reacts to any request in the most timely manner.
B Ginn, Low Fell
I have known David Hardman since 2011. I originally contacted him to obtain pension information and advice. Following this I approached David to get advice in a particular aspect of Trusts and he put me in touch with a colleague who specialises in this field. More recently, probably since 2012 David and I have regular consultations regarding our broad investment portfolio. David has, without exception, been a valuable source of guidance in financial investment matters and we hold regular meetings to monitor progress, where he delivers the correct balance of technical analysis tempered with pragmatic advice.
N Bassarab, Gosforth
Argent Wealth are providing me with an excellent service, their customer care is exemplary. Financial preparation for retirement can be a confusing and stressful time but David Hardman has been very supportive; meeting regularly to discuss and provide sufficient information to enable me to fully understand my options and make informed decisions about by future security. I highly recommend this company.
A Tully, Durham
I have found David extremely helpful and conscientious in his work assisting me in planning my retirement. His advice has been clear and easy to understand and to date has stood me in good stead for pursuing my plans. I would recommend David and his company and did so with my own partner. As they say the highest praise is if you would recommend someone to family and friends.
M Weeding, Barnard Castle
I would like to thank you for the pension advice you have recently provided. I found the whole process very professional and also you communicated to me in laymen terms that I could understand. I was very concerned about my future pension position as the jargon and the amount of red tape there is involved with today's pensions is very confusing. My father who you advised many years ago, was very impressed by your help back then and suggested I contact you. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone requiring financial advice
M Hawyes, Boldon
I joined a pension scheme put in place by David. He took the time to go through my options, taking my attitude to risk and affordability into account and explained everything very clearly, including how his firm are paid. The method he used meant that I have more contributions paid into my plan for the same cost as before, it is a great help to have someone who took the time necessary to go through everything so I understood exactly what I have, his attention to detail and efficiency is excellent and would highly recommend him
L Donnelly, Consett
Although I used David for a defined benefit pension review and eventual transfer out, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for any other type of financial advice. His knowledge and understanding are exceptional. He took the time to really understand our situation and what we wanted to achieve. His own recommendations were well researched and clearly explained. He was very quick and efficient and kept us fully informed at all times. We always felt he was working in our best interests and he provided total peace of mind. Having had dealings with two other IFA’s I can comment from personal experience and say that David is far and away the best IFA I have encountered
M Jeffs, Coventry
I have known David for over 10 years in his capacity as an IFA. Over that period, the path of investment has not always run smoothly and whilst it is easy to take credit when times are good, it needs someone to stand by you, guide and help when they are not. David has done just that and continues to be someone of integrity who I trust with my financial planning. He has adapted to the change in industry and in recent years developed a new and very effective investment monitoring programme. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
P Marshall, Sunderland
Where to find us
About us

Argent Wealth Ltd is a family run business and David has operated in independent financial services for over 20 years.

Success has been built around three core principles; integrity, professionalism and impartiality, coupled with a creative and innovative approach to financial planning and a belief in a bespoke client service.

Argent is independent, providing a comprehensive range of advice whilst adhering to the principle of treating customers fairly. The primary focus is to build lasting relationships with clients and to work together to provide long term solutions to financial planning needs.

Argent benefit from an efficient and enthusiastic administration team who provide a high standard of service and are committed to customer care. This backs up the team of financial advisers.

You can be sure you will receive an all-round professional service in your dealings with Argent.

Advice methods
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    Face to face
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£0
Minimum pension value
£0
Compliance

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority 515379

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