Chris Wickham Dip PFS (Director)
Chris has worked in the Financial Services Industry since 1989 and has worked as an Independent Financial Adviser since 2001 when he cofounded the Financial Planning Centre. He is qualified to Diploma level and enjoys the challenge of ensuring that the best interests of his clients are served by the ever changing financial services industry.
Chris says ‘’Our company specialises in looking after you. Our aim is that our clients will remain our clients. We will always explain your options in as simple a manner as possible, and help you make the right informed choices. But we won’t stop there. Providing ongoing service, advice, and regular reviews, is just as important to us in making sure you receive a complete financial service’’
Chris is married, and has a son and daughter. His hobbies include playing golf, badminton, the piano; and he also enjoys backgammon.
I contacted the Financial Planning Centre in 2014 for pension planning and advice, and I would strongly recommend them. Their representative, Chris Wickham, explained everything fully and clearly and in terms I could understand, and was always available to answer any questions. He dealt with everything quickly and efficiently, and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome.
We have been clients of the Financial Planning Centre since the company began. In all this time we have received excellent service from our Financial Adviser, Chris Wickham, We feel that our investments are exceptionally well managed by the company. We receive regular updates from Chris and he always makes sure we understand any developments or changes which need to be made. This is a 'client-friendly' company which we would heartily recommend.
Chris Wickham at the Financial Planning Centre was recommended to us by my brother. He has given us advice on savings, ISAs, bonds, pensions and investments. Products that he and his company have recommended to us have performed well and we have been very satisfied with his work. We have received straight forward advice, carefully explained and backed up with a written report on what has been discussed and what action has been taken. Yearly reviews are backed up with e mails on new developments and points of interest. I would happily recommend Chris and the FPC to someone wanting financial advice … AND he makes good sponge cake!!!!!
As two people who have no experience of financial dealings we have found over the years that the Financial Planning Centre have been extremely helpful, assuring us of their advice and attention, in what for us would be a difficult and potentially hazardous area. Chris Wickham has always taken time to explain to us all of the transactions he has undertaken for us, and also he has readily given advice over the phone on other related questions we may have had. When contacting other company members eg. Secretaries, they have always been courteous and friendly.
Thank you to Chris and the FPC for the sound financial advice I have received over a number of years. It has been much appreciated and very successful.
Chris Wickham has been my IFA for over 10 years now and his work has transformed my previously chaotic financial arrangements into a streamlined portfolio – simply marvellous! We meet regularly to review and update information. Chris is very knowledgeable about his work which he presents in an accessible way. His manner is always professional, personable and patient. I think of Chris as my financial wizard and confidently recommend both him and the FPC company as a whole.
The Financial Planning Centre has looked after our portfolio now for 10 years. We retired in 2005 and were in need of a financial consultant to look at our savings and pensions etc. I contacted F.P.C and our consultant Chris (now like a friend ) arranged to make a visit. He did a full evaluation of our income and expenditure plus savings and gave us advice on how best to invest for our particularly cautious requirements. F.P C also contacted numerous pension providers on my behalf when I retired and as a result I purchased an annuity, plus a cash sum to suit me, from the most suitable one. We receive a full documented account and assessment of our finances at our annual visit from the consultant, and when an investment matures he arranges a visit and gives advice on the best way to reinvest. Chris is available by phone or email at any time for advice and even at holiday periods we are never left without a contact. We find it a very relaxed and stress free way to do our business. We would most certainly recommend F.P.C to anyone no matter how large or small their investments or finances.
All options were explained clearly and concisely. More importantly those aspects of the old and new plans which I did not fully understand were fully examined. Overall I am delighted with your service.
Hi Chris, I would like to take this opportunity to send a small letter of thanks with regards to yourself and The Financial Planning Centre. You have taken care of my pension plan and other services we have taken out with you over the past 20 years. Always with great professionalism care and patience, always thinking of the client and always translating into layman’s terms to make it as easy as humanly possible. I would be highly delighted to recommend your business Many thanks from a well satisfied customer
Hi Chris, just to say that we have both been happy with all you and your company have done for us over the years.