What our clients say
I only have great things to say about Waymark Financial… Following the untimely death of my husband I was faced with an array of financial matters that needed to be dealt with. Mark had been dealing with Andrew’s financial affairs for sometime and over the years the pair became friends. Mark and his colleague Jonathan offered sound financial planning that helped me to invest wisely in order to plan for the future. I have always found them to be thoroughly professional, friendly and approachable. They have listened to my desires and needs throughout and have provided invaluable advice and support. It is reassuring to know that I can rely on trusted and highly competent advisers. I look forward to working with Mark, Jonathan and Tina for many years to come!
We had a family introduction to Mark in 2013 and have no cause for regrets. The portfolio returns have been healthy but, more importantly, the Waymark team pay great attention to detail, and offer a consistently warm and personal service. In short, the decision to choose a small friendly financial adviser rather than one of the huge investment managers has been fully vindicated.
Waymark has an enthusiastic team who always give personal and speedy attention to our needs and preferences. We receive regular reports and updates and Mark meets regularly with us to review our portfolios and our objectives or as otherwise needed. We would recommend Mark and his team to others, and have in fact already done so.
With retirement looming, our investments spread everywhere, interest rates at a low level, we felt it time to seek a financial adviser Mark and his team at Waymark, spent time with us discussing our needs and requirements for the future, drew up plans both short and long term through clear diagrams and detailed information, which give us a clear picture of their suggestions for our future. This has been an extremely fruitful process, to have an overall analysis of our finances. and tidying up our assets, leaving us with a clear projection of the future. We now feel comfortable moving forward, and knowing that we have the support and knowledge of the team at Waymark to call on if required has certainly given us peace of mind.
I was introduced to Waymark Financial by a work colleague, whose family has been using them for Financial Services for a number of years. I met with Mark and the team initially to see my risk appetite, and to discuss investments. There was a further meeting with myself and my wife, and they made her feel very much part of the process and relaxed about investing with them. All of the team are very approachable, and after years of experience as financial advisers are able to provide detailed reports and analysis in a straightforward manner. I look forward to dealing with them in the future, and for my financial plan to evolve as we move forward.
We have been clients of Mark since 2004. He has some very useful software which shows us clearly our current and future financial position and how it could pan out using various ‘what if’ scenarios. It demonstrated that we could spoil the children and grandchildren, by taking them on holidays of a lifetime and making sizeable financial gifts to them in an inheritance tax-friendly manner. This has given us (particularly my wife) the confidence in knowing that our spending is sustainable and that we are unlikely to run out of money in our retirement!
Mark has been providing financial advice to me for over 20 years. He was my adviser when he worked at a larger firm and has continued to advise me since creating Waymark. He takes time to understand my circumstances and offers advice tailored to my needs. I trust Mark, and the team he has built, to give me candid and expert advice with easy to understand explanations. Mark's team are always quick to respond to any queries I have and provide me with regular updates plus a yearly review. I am relaxed about the future now as I know I have lots of options financially.
Mark has been invaluable in ensuring that I have a comfortable retirement and, at the same time, estate planning for the next generation.
We were first introduced to Mark in 2005, at that time both BBC employees with a whimsical long term dream to take early retirement and split our time between the UK and India, my husband’s country of birth, but with no clue as to how to make it financially viable. Back then I only had a tenuous grasp on wealth management, favouring the stick it under the bed approach. Mark’s “larder, fridge, freezer” analogy was my eureka moment and we’ve stuck with that, and with Mark ever since. Over a decade later her we are, living that very dream, our lifestyle achievable in no small part because of Mark’s diligence and effective management of our finances. We trust Mark implicitly. He and his team are pro-active and efficient and during times of economic turbulence Mark is the reassuring voice of calm.
Mark has been my financial adviser since 2006. I badly needed one because my work commitments left me with little time and energy to invest in planning for my future. Also, like many people of a certain age, I'd accumulated a disjointed set of products and policies over the years. The first thing Mark did was advise on merging my existing policies into a more coherent portfolio. He then made me aware of tax efficient ways of diversifying my portfolio to reduce risk and maximize potential upside. Mark's style is to advise rather than push. He makes me aware of the choices I have but totally leaves it up to me to decide what to do; even if my lack of forward planning probably exasperates him sometimes! The one thing he does push is the most valuable; in that he chases me to meet on a periodic basis to at least discuss what my current status and priorities are. Nothing is certain in financial planning but I trust Mark to give me unbiased advice that he believes is in my best interests. You can't hope for more than that!
Mark Wilson’s been Neil’s financial adviser for over 25 years. In early ‘footloose’ days, Mark provided help planning Neil’s pension and encouraging savings. When Nicole’s finances also needed thought, Mark’s ever-friendly, understanding approach meant he was the only adviser we considered. Now we’re part-time freelance and spending more time enjoying the activities we love, Mark supports us with regular, ongoing advice and projections. This provides valuable reassurance. In a nutshell, it allows us to spend what we can afford rather than fret, as we otherwise would – and helps us plan, too. Without Mark and now Jonathan, our finances would be untidy and less healthy, and we would have made less of our incomes. Thanks to them, we know where we are, and can… get on with life!
I feel very confident that my money is being invested appropriately. I am exceptionally happy with the results. Waymark have always struck the right balance between making sure I am involved in the right investment products for my circumstances, but without being pushy. They are very efficient and knowledgeable with regard to regulation and the paperwork is always clear.
I have been with working with Mark Wilson at Waymark for over twenty years. As a busy NHS professional with limited spare time, obtaining reliable and personalised financial advice was a top priority for me. Mark and his team have met and exceeded my expectations of working with financial advisors. Mark took the time to really get to know me in order to help me to identify my financial goals, at short, medium and long term. He gave me every confidence that not just my financial goals are well understood but also my comfort level for risk. In addition to investment advice, Mark has also helped me to set up a robust insurance package to protect my income and to meet the costs of long-term care, in the event of ill health. I am particularly pleased that this advice was given in a timely manner, which minimised the costs of cover. I receive regular written reviews which help me to understand the performance of my portfolio and the market as a whole. I meet with Mark face-to-face for annual reviews, which are helpful to ensure that his advice remain as relevant and personalised as possible, according to changing circumstances. Overall, with Mark’s assistance, I feel very optimistic about my financial future and reassured that I have made more than adequate provisions for my retirement.
Waymark have a completely holistic approach; all aspects of my planning were covered. I am now looking forward to a comfortable retirement. I have peace of mind knowing all my financial and personal affairs are in a robust state and I am very happy to recommend Mark Wilson and Waymark as an Independent Financial Adviser.
Over the years, changing jobs, lifestyle, priorities, families; I ended up with fragments of financial assets and had little idea which were performing or what they were worth. After being recommended to Waymark Financial, they talked me through how they could collate them into a single manageable pot which was a huge appeal to me. After a few months and numerous advisory sessions the bulk of these fragments are now under one actively managed roof which I can visually track on my mobile or desktop. With the addition of the necessities required in life, insurances, wills, critical illness and the like, I now feel like I’ve crossed most of the ’T’s and dotted the ‘I’s. Thanks Waymark
My wife and I have known Mark personally for many years and he has been our financial adviser for over 10 years. We made a decision over a period of time to consolidate our investments and his knowledge and integrity has proved invaluable with advising us in this process. We meet up regularly to access our portfolio and discuss our financial plans answering any questions we have to reach our financial goals. Overall we are extremely pleased with Waymark providing us with sound financial advice which is honest and reliable.We would highly recommend his services .
We have experienced working with a number of Financial Advisers and have been unimpressed with the service offered, until I was introduced to Mark. Since this introduction Mark has worked with us to develop our portfolio of investments producing safe and sustainable growth. He has helped us towards retirement in the knowledge that our investments were in safe hands and that we can enjoy our retirement! Mark, Jon, Tina and the team actively look after us and take away the worry of our financial affairs.
A mutual friend introduced me to Waymark. I was looking for fully qualified, independent, objective, good value financial advice as my family circumstances were changing, and I got that from day 1. Mark’s experience and Jonathan’s use of software combine to offer me balanced alternatives to my changing requirements, solutions when I am unsure where to turn, and treat me as an individual, not just a money earner for them. We review annually, and they advise me how, when and why to switch investments. I have never had reason to disagree with the advice given. Waymark have guided my finances respectfully through bereavement, a daughter’s wedding, first grandchild, and voluntary redundancy. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
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Waymark Financial Ltd, Becket House, 36 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DD
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A waymark is a sign, forming one of a series, used to mark out a route. The financial side of life can be complex and confusing, but our approach is to make things simple and personable: we guide people at every stage of life through their financial journey. Waymark Financial was founded in 2011 by Mark Wilson who has over 30 years' experience in providing financial advice. Today, we are a growing team of Independent Financial Advisers and dedicated support in the City of London. Our services, including our fees, will differ according to your requirements, our time and the responsibilities involved.
To take each client on their individual financial journey, not offer a one-size fits all solution. We act as a generalist and where appropriate we work with relevant specialists and technical experts.