Client Testimonials

  • Both David and I have been somewhat reticent about approaching a financial adviser, it never seemed the right time. However you have shown that in doing so, it can inspire very positive changes. 

    Evening Standard Editor

  • “I feel very fortunate that you and your colleagues at HFMC took over the process of (encashing £6m pension holdings to transfer into a SIPP) at a time when neither Mckinsey, accountants, lawyers, SIPP candidates nor HMRC were prepared to take any responsibility for anything and this risked prolonging the process indefinitely. Your focus, chivvying and willingness, collectively, to push the relevant players onto the next stage while checking the accuracy of their progress on the way, enabled a prolonged process, in danger of cantering out of control, to be brought back into line and progressed to its conclusion. It is very much appreciated”. 

    ex Partner of global management consultancy

  • HFM Columbus have been a vital part of my personal and business life for many years now and I have always valued their diligent advice.  I doubt whether my affairs would be in such good shape were it not for their being part of my life. They have constantly pointed me in the right direction which is of paramount importance in an increasingly complicated world and they have guided me through the maze of conflicting pieces of fiscal legislation.  I never stop blessing the day HFMC was recommended to me by my son-in-law. 

    Film Director and Author

  • I have used HFMC to advise me and my family on our financial affairs for almost 20 years. I have worked with Jeremy Hoyland as well as many of his colleagues and found the same high standard of integrity and professionalism throughout the firm. As my personal and business affairs have grown in complexity and size, HFMC have always been able to provide sophisticated and client friendly solutions and advice. I have had no hesitation in recommending HFMC to other members of my family and friends, which I regard as the ultimate test of a client relationship."   

    Private Equity and Hedge fund owner and investor

  • We have today completed on our remortgage application and I wanted to thank you for your initial help and sound advice. After we met with Darren Johncock the whole process was brought to completion in an impressively swift and professional manner.  I would certainly be pleased to meet with Darren for any future requirements I may have. 

    Client at major Shipbrokers

  • I have dealt with Gary Festa for over 25 years now and always found him to be efficient and effective when arranging finance for me personally or for my businesses. Recently I had a major issue with my mortgage company that was causing me some considerable stress and even though this had nothing to do with Gary (it wasn’t new business) I asked him for his help, he was able to help me cut through the bureaucracy with the Bank, sort out the problem and more importantly make the stress go away so I could get on with running my business, as always a fantastic service from him and Lisa his PA. 

    Client at residential services centre

  • We have been a client of HFM Columbus for many years and we value their professional and friendly approach.  Gary's advice and guidance over the years has been second to none and we feel as though our financial matters are in very safe hands.  The entire team are very friendly and knowledgeable and together they have made our recent move a stress free experience. 

    Film camera technician and Jewellery designer

  • I am pleased to say that I have complete trust and confidence in my HFM Columbus financial adviser,  whom I have no hesitation in recommending.  Over the years James Scott and his team have considered my best interests first and foremost.  I take great comfort in knowing that I have such a reliable first point of call for all areas of my financial planning. 

    Client at major law firm

  • I have worked with HFM Columbus on a number of mortgages during this turbulent financial period and their advice and knowledge of the marketplace has enabled me to achieve fantastic terms on mortgages for new purchases in a speedy manner. Their ability to understand my requirements and work under pressure is a real credit to them and I am continuing to use them on a regular basis as they have really proved themselves and have outperformed the other companies I have used in the past. 

    Client at a property investment, development and management group

  • In choosing my financial adviser I look for a professional, pro active and considered approach to my financial planning.  Ross Ibbotson and his team tick all of these boxes and after five years of working together I have no hesitation in recommending him.  There is an enormous amount of trust needed when asking someone to advise on where and where not to invest.  In this respect, I value the integrity and straightforward advice I receive from HFM Columbus. 

    Client at global technology services company

  • I’ve been nothing but delighted so far, thanks to everyone involved as otherwise I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start and what to do. It’s all been made so clear and understandable that I have complete confidence in the investments. 

    SH (stay at home mum)

  • Your recommendation was superb. Darren and Gary rolled out the red carpet. Being of the older generation I am not good with pressure selling. Indeed, I never have been even in my younger days. There was none of this. The service was professional, courteous and highly efficient and it could not have been better. My "PET HATE" of Form Filling (in common with many others) was done for me/us so the best start to the relationship. I guess they are so used to this they take it in their stride. At least you know they represent your customers with distinction. I do not always give such praise but I felt it would be appropriate to express my delight at the recommendation. Thank you. 

    JF (letter to Coutts re our mortgage department)

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