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Our Service

Ian Francis is a professional independent financial adviser with 30 years of experience working in the financial services world. He is highly qualified, passionate and loves nothing more than helping solve our clients' problems.

Whether you’ve been recommended or have found us independently, we’d like to thank you for reading this and hope the following pages explain how we can help you.

  • Feel in control of your money.
  • Be positive about your finances.
  • Be prepared for the way ahead.
  • We aim to give you that confidence.

Our Difference

Unwinding. Wherever and whenever.

Let’s be honest – is there any better feeling in the world?

There is nothing better than being confident in your financial future.

We help you avoid potholes and smooth the financial journey.

What Our Client's Have Said

"Ian couldn't have done anything better. Everything about Ian's work was tailored to what we needed.

The service provided was excellent. We had many questions and Ian took time to answer them, checking that we understood each part of our 'happy financial future'.

Ian's knowledge was excellent. He was so professional and trustworthy".

Sheila, Yorkshire

Care Fees Advice 

If you need to pay for care, whether at home or in a care home, and you have to fund yourself, get peace of mind from independent advice.

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Equity Release Advice

Equity release helps you access the money tied up in your home.

It can be used for any purpose.

We advise from the whole market.

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Will Writing

Have peace of mind and take the right steps to make sure you are leaving your estate to those you want, and not as the law otherwise dictates.

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Lasting Power of Attorney Writing

Be rest assured that your financial and health affairs, are looked after by those you trust when you can't, due to accident or illness.

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Mortgage Advice

We help you understand the market and search for the best deal for you.

There are over 100 lenders with over 12,000 deals.

Lenders made over 52,000 changes to their products last year!

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Investment Advice

We want your money to work hard!

Our independent advice checks why you want to invest and finds the right solutions for you.

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Pension Advice

Your pension is there to help you live a happy financial future.

We can help check your pensions to see if they are on track for you!

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Divorce and Separation

Divorce and separation can leave you worrying about managing your finances.

We can guide and support you to build a confident, happier, future.

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Insurance Advice

We can advise you to build financial security, for you and your dependents, in case of long-term illness, accidents, injuries or death.

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Our Regulator, Our Professional Memberships, and Professional Listings

The Financial Conduct Authority

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

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

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We are members of the Equity Release Council

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We are listed on the Money Advice Service directory

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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We’re on Unbiased

Unbiased is a database of top-rated professional independent financial advisers, mortgage brokers and accountants. Many parts of the government, such as the Money Advice Service as well as various consumer bodies, such as Which?, and leading investment and insurance companies, refer clients and readers to the Unbiased website, for regulated advice.

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We’re on VouchedFor

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

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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