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Chestnut Financial Services

Solving everyday problems

for everyday clients

Commerce House, Carlton Boulevard, Lincoln, LN2 4WJ

Call Us: 01522 788887

Email Us: ian@chestnutfs.co.uk

Meet Our Team

Our Team Ian Francis
Our Team - Farley
Our Team The-Boys
Our Team - Emma

About Ian Francis

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

He has three sons and 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.

About Emma Francis

Emma manages the office in Bassingham, and researches solutions to our client's problems.

She is also the guardian of all that goes in the office!

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.

About Farley

Be prepared to hear about 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 official stamp-licker, guest-greeter, and foot-warmer, and doesn't mind being the centre of attention if guests insist...

About Ben and George

As Ian and Emma's teenagers, you may hear them answer the phone to you, but that's rare!

Ben specialises in keeping the office supplied and is a dab hand at photography (I'll miss him when he goes to University to study architectural lighting later in the year).

George, one year younger than Ben, is very laid back (horizontal) about his social media and other communications work.

Emma and I wonder what we'll do after they leave home!

You can click here to see that Chestnut Financial Services is a member of the Equity Release Council.

Click for the ERC register.

We are pleased to be listed on the Retirement Adviser Directory, run by the Money Advice Service.

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You can also click here to see that Ian Francis is an approved person by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Click for the FCA register.

You can click here to see that Chestnut Financial Services is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Click for the FCA register.

Ian Francis is a fully qualifed member of the Society of Mortgage Professionals, having built his expertise as an independent mortgage broker.

Click here to see his SMP directory listing.

Ian is also a fully qualified member of the Personal Finance Society, since 1994. He has built his expertise with numerous qualifications and professional development each year.

Click here to see his PFS directory listing.

Ian Francis is a fully qualified member of the Society of Later Life Advisers, having demonstrated his professionalism in giving advice for those clients looking to the future and undertaking professional qualifications, as an independent financial adviser.

Click here to see his SOLLA directory listing.

Ian is also a fully qualified member of the Society of Later Life Advisers retirement advice standard. He has built his expertise with numerous qualifications and professional development each year.

Click here to see his SOLLA directory listing.

We’re on VouchedFor and Google!

VouchedFor is the UK’s leading independent review site for financial advisers, mortgage advisers, solicitors and accountants.

Clicking on the VouchedFor badge will take you to our VouchedFor page where you can see my rating and read reviews left by my clients.

I am thrilled to say that Chestnut Financial Services has been awarded top 250 financial adviser 2021 status by VouchedFor, having verified all our reviews with our clients.

VouchedFor distribute the names of the winners in The Times newspaper... I'm very proud and grateful!

Please Get In Touch

Call Us:

01522 788887

Email Us:

ian@chestnutfs.co.uk

Main office address:

10 Newark Road,

Bassingham,

Lincoln, LN5 9HA

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