What our clients say
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although forward looking our firm is based on traditional values. Whether a business owner, private client or simply beginning their financial planning journey, our aim is assist in creating and protecting wealth. All with the long term goal of financial freedom so people can spend time doing what they enjoy in life.
Having graduated from University (Degree and Masters level) David Hardman formed what would remain the family business for many years, thereby gaining direct experience of the same issues which faced many of clients.
The growth in the business to its current size and location was carried out in a measured way as we have always remained focused on clarity, choice and value for clients through our specialist advice and service.
Inclusion in the FTAdviser Top 100 is very welcome recognition for the efforts of everyone in the group. When you consider there are over 5,000 advice firms it puts the result in context, we are very proud of the achievement and will continue to strive to maintain and improve standards where possible to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.
Where to find us
Head office address: Evolve building, Rainton Business Park, Tyne & Wear, DH4 5QY