John is a fully qualified financial adviser with 30 years experience gained across all areas of financial planning. He is passionate about providing high quality great value independent advice. For over ten years he has particularly specialised in providing expert advice to elderly and vulnerable members of society, their families and legal representatives. During his career John has held various senior management positions with large household name financial institutions. Outside of work John lives in a picturesque village on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends.
At Flying Colours we select the advisers to join us and work under the Flying Colours name. They have to go through several levels of assessment, due diligence, client servicing history and financial background checking as part of our stringent approval process. This ensures that you always get the highest standard of service from our advisers.
We both had good salaries and associated pensions but often never took enough time to keep abreast of the best things to be doing with our finances. We recently decided that as retirement was drawing nearer we should get some advice to ensure we were doing the best financially. We found John from the SOLLA website and are now confident we (with John's help) are more prepared for the future. We instantly felt John understood our current position and had the knowledge to put us in a better position. We still don't necessarily find the time but John is on hand (and very patient) to keep us on track. Thank you John.
John. Mark & Karen, Nottinghamshire
When I retired in 2017, I was given the choice of taking my firm’s final salary pension or transferring the pension out and investing it. We contacted John Varley who made a special visit to our home to discuss our options. John spent a considerable amount of time explaining all of the different options available to us. During the whole process John was very patient, professional and explained everything in minute detail in simplistic terms so that we fully understood what our options were. After a great deal of discussion with my wife, we decided that our best course of action would be to transfer our pension and invest with Flying Colours through John Varley. Over the last two years, we have had a few queries and contacted John to ask him professional advice on these aspects. On every occasion John was extremely helpful and replied to our queries immediately upon receiving them. Nothing has been too much trouble and he has gone to extreme lengths to keep us informed and kept our interests at heart at all times. We would like to say that we would most definitely recommend John Varley and Flying Colours and feel safe in the knowledge that they are looking after our financial interests.
Craig & Jill, Lincolnshire
I had a company final salary pension that I wanted advice on whether to transfer to a private pension. As it is a legal requirement to seek financial advice I had to find a company that I felt I could trust. Trust for me is key as my future livelihood is at stake. After a lot research I was referred to John Varley at Flying Colours. John arranged a home visit and duly spent 3 hours discussing the pro’s and cons of the proposed transfer. This really put my mind at ease that I was not only dealing with a reputable firm, but also their representative John would be dealing with my best interests. I have since completed the transfer, John is always available if I have any questions and keeps me up to date with my investments. Having met John and completed my transfer, building a trusting relationship I have had no hesitation in recommending him to a number of my work colleagues who are also seeking similar advice.
Glenn Naylor, Lincolnshire