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.
Chris Wickham has consistently provided clear advice, backed up by timely paperwork so you know what you are getting into. Face to face reviews have taken place when required and my portfolio has grown. Using the platform makes it easy to review at a glance what the investments are doing at any point in time. Questions are sorted with humour and patience.
We were recommended to Chris and The Financial Planning Centre by our friends and they have been to my wife and I, what we all search for, a Company that's a friend. We are not mega investors, but the help and advice we have received from our adviser has just been, for us, top drawer. Peace of mind. You can't beat it. We thank all the team.
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.
I have been a client of the FPC now for over 14 years, and I find them to be an excellent company to deal with. I feel confident that their choice of investments are the right ones for me. I get excellent service and my adviser Chris Wickham visits my home at least twice a year to review my investments, give advice, and bring me up to date with everything. Thank you FPC for all your help and best wishes to you in your new premises.
My adviser Chris is someone you can trust and I really do. He has excellent judgement and taste - hotels, fine wines, craft ales and above all cakes. He can be relied upon to bring something new to every meeting we have - and it is usually in what he calls a ‘wrapper’. He goes to great lengths to understand my needs and preferences and never recommends a product which does not feel is good for me. All the cakes he brings are fresh - nothing from Mr. Kipling! Where beers are concerned he searches the market for that new brew which has a twist but is never stronger than I can handle!. He encourages me to think long term in the wines he recommends and on his advice I have bought several vintages for my cellar which have improved with keeping. The best feature of the service Chris provides are his tasting notes. After every meeting he writes up the products he has recommended, so that I have a really good record and can go back and remind myself of the best ones again and again. From this description you might think that my Financial Adviser is a Fat Cat. Not a bit of it - when he's not eating and drinking, he is out walking the hills or playing a vigorous game of badminton. He is a great guy and a role model for me." Cheers, Chris
I have used Chris for over twenty years regarding mine and my wife finances. He has advised us about our pensions, insurance policies and other investments. The advice has always been clear and informative and we have never been pushed into anything. I have always felt Chris has our best interests in mind and would recommend him to any of my family and friends.
Hi Chris, just to say that we have both been happy with all you and your company have done for us over the years.
Numbers give me a headache, but Chris my FPC adviser is like an ibuprofen that takes the headache away.
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.