Our Team - Dedicated, Professional and 5 *

Chestnut Financial Services are independent financial advisers.

We aim to give you financial peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy life and concentrate on what really matters.

We think it is our experience and attention to detail that sets us apart - we care about you!

There is no charge for an initial discussion, so please feel free to give us a call or send us an email, and we look forward to helping you.

Our Team Photo of Farley

About Farley

Be prepared to hear about our key team member called Farley, the Labrador Retriever.

He 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, then Ian keeping Farley after Guide Dogs asked if we would take him back!

Farley is the office's team official stamp-licker, guest-greeter, and foot-warmer, and doesn't mind being the centre of attention if guests insist...

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About Ian Francis

Ian has been married to Emma, his best friend, tireless listener, and greatest encourager, for twenty years.

He has three sons, three grandsons, and enjoys his family time, food, wine, rugby, and walking Farley.

With having spent over 30 years involved with financial services, in many senior roles including independent financial advice and regulation, Ian is well placed to give high-quality advice on all sorts of problems.

In addition to a wide range of qualifications, accreditations, and professional memberships, Ian has also passed specialist exams for equity release and long-term care advice.

We are all a team in the office, working together to help all our clients get the best service and support, solving our client's problems, and making their lives financially happier.

Our Team Photo of Emma Francis

About Emma Francis

Emma manages the office & team in Bassingham, guarding all that goes on!

Having already cycled in northern India to raise money for women’s cancer charities, Emma's next expedition for the same charities will be in Sri Lanka.

A proud mum, nanny (and very lucky wife), and talented artist, the world rightly revolves around Emma.

Being the lead team member you will usually hear Emma answer the phone and make any visitor most welcome.

More About Us

Please feel free to browse through details of our professional memberships and listings below and please click the logos to go to their directory.

Please use these clicks to access the relevant pages of the Financial Conduct Authority register:

Our Recognition and Standards

Our Team Logo for The Times VouchedFor Top Rated Adviser Award

The Times VouchedFor’s 2021 Top Rated Financial Adviser Guide

I am humbled and honoured to be recognised by our clients, I am so grateful for the work I do every day and thank you to all who have supported me throughout this incredible journey so far.

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Google 5* Rating

Our Google 5-star rating is something we are committed to retaining through high-quality advice and service to all our clients.

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VouchedFor

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Please Get In Touch

Photo of Farley the Golden Labrador
A warm welcome from Farley!

Call Us:

01522 788887 

Text Us:

07968 321338 

Email Us:

ian@chestnutfs.co.uk 

Office Address:

2a Sadler Court, Lincoln, LN6 3RG

The guidance and/or advice contained within this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime. It is therefore targeted at consumers based in the UK. Chestnut Financial Services Limited. Registered in England no 9918363, 2a Sadler Court, Lincoln, LN6 3RG. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.