A Trusted Financial Adviser For You and Your Family
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What We Do For You
Looking for a financial adviser?
Worried about your finances?
- we'll help put you in control
Our Financial Advice For You
We help the everyday person
- all backgrounds & all problems
A Life Not Limited by Money
Freedom to do what you want.
You can start at any age!
Our Financial Value For You
Want to understand money?
- let's get your numbers in order
- let's explain your choices
Our Difference For You
We don't think you want "products"
We believe you want your problems solved
The Best Time To Take Action
Was always 10 years ago.
The second best time is today.
Why Choose Independent Financial Advice?
Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) give unbiased and unrestricted professional advice about the whole range of financial products from all the different companies. Acting on your behalf, IFAs like Chestnut Financial Services help you to make the right financial decisions.
Click to read more about why choose an independent financial adviser.
Some of our clients use different terms and spellings, so we have created extra pages for their convenience;
financial advisor, independent financial adviser, and IFA.
Meet Our Team
We pride ourselves on our family-friendly nature, after all, we are a family too!
We've moved homes a few times, we have insurance to protect our income and our health, we have some investments and some pensions. We have grand-children, children, and parents. Everyone has different problems and needs, and we enjoy sorting out answers.
So feel free to read about Ian, Emma, Farley, and all about our services. And of course, the website is packed with information about the range of advice we give, all day long.
About Ian Francis
Ian has spent over 30 years involved with financial services, in many senior roles including independent financial advice. Ian is a member of a variety of professional bodies as well as having Chestnut directly regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Ian has been married to Emma, his best friend, tireless listener, and greatest encourager, for twenty years. He has three sons and three grandsons. In addition to family time, he also enjoys his food, wine, rugby, and walking Farley.
Ian is well qualified to give independent financial advice. His professional memberships include the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Personal Finance Society, the Society of Mortgage Professionals and the Society of Later Life Advisers.
Ian has also passed specialist exams for equity release and long-term care financial advice.
Be prepared to hear about Farley, Ian's seven-year-old Labrador Retriever, who first arrived into the family as a 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' puppy but didn’t quite make their grade.
Quite a story, involving Emma hood-winking Ian into having a puppy for the family, then Ian and the boys out-voting Emma to keep Farley after Guide Dogs asked if we would take him back!
Farley is the office's versatile official stamp-licker, guest-greeter, and foot-warmer, and doesn't mind being the center of attention.
Ian spends a lot of time walking Farley in the countryside, and you will always find Farley in need of a stroke and words of praise.
About Emma Francis
Emma manages the whole office and searches for solutions to our client's problems.
Emma is also studying professionally, with the Chartered Insurance Institute and London Institute of Banking and Finance.
A keen supporter of women's cancer charities, having already cycled in northern India, Emma has recently announced that her next expedition will be in Thailand!
The guidance and/or advice contained within this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore targeted at consumers based in the UK.
Chestnut Financial Services Limited. Registered in England no 9918363. Registered office: Commerce House, Carlton Boulevard, Lincoln, LN2 4WJ.
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority No. 840940