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.
We have been clients of the Financial Planning Centre since the company first started, and Chris also looked after us before then. In all this time we have received friendly and well explained advice and service from our Financial Adviser, Chris Wickham. Our investments have done well, we receive regular updates and meetings, and I know I can call any time if there is something I need to speak about. I would happy to recommend both Chris and the Financial Planning Centre to anyone.
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
We have been clients of the F P C for more than eight years and we have been extremely satisfied with the advice given by Chris regarding our investments and pensions. Prior to being with the FPC our investments were not achieving much growth, but with Chris’s advice on different products we have steadily built up a healthy portfolio. Also due to early retirement Chris found the best pension provider for us . Over the years we have come to regard Chris as a friend plus he explains technicalities in an easy to understand way. We would have no hesitation in recommending Chris and The FPC
We have been very satisfied clients of Chris and the Financial Planning Centre since its creation and would recommend them to everyone who wants advice and guidance regarding their finances and investments.
We have been clients of Chris Wickham for over 20 years and have always found him to be helpful and proactive in getting us the best deals on our, pensions and other investments. We would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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.
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.
We have been with the Financial Planning Centre (FPC) since June 2014 our contact there being Chris Wickham. We have had great service from Chris always remaining in good contact keeping us up to date with our investments through FPC. We feel confident and happy about all aspects of dealings with FPC, a good polite well run service.
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.
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!!!!!