"Sarah fully assisted and guided me through the 'minefield' of various pension schemes I had 'collected' through the years. She carefully explained her recommendations as to what action I should consider re each scheme to help me achieve my income goals. Also very easy to contact! A pleasure to have as my Adviser"
"I didn't know the first thing about pensions, but Sarah guided me through with patience and was extremely thorough. Sarah has a wonderful personality and a real calmness and I would most certainly recommend her to my friends"
"Sarah is a fantastic adviser. We feel that her advice is always current with clear explanations. We would have no problems recommending her to our family and friends"
R & C Gregory
"I wanted to invest a lump sum post my retirement.Sarah Butler from Bark Financial Ltd was recommended.I was given advice to split my investment to maximise various tax allowances and to be within my risk assessment of low/medium.
An honest, ethical and highly professional face to face meeting was consolidated by a secure online platform with Quilter.
Quarterly reviews and practical advice has followed. Quite an education! Particularly in turbulent times.
Oh, and there is a bonus. Well, two actually. HMRC is contributing annually to my pension plan – and I can offset against Inheritance Tax.
Well done Sarah!"
18 May 2022
"Sarah's excellent service over the last 25 years for my pensions speaks for itself! Many thanks to a true friend."
"Excellent service for 7 years"
"I am so pleased I decided to go with Sarah as my financial adviser. I am very grateful for all her input and advice. She goes out of her way to help you understand what initially is a financial maze. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Excellent service and willing to give you plenty of time to make sure you understand everything".
"Sarah made a complicated pension transition possible; explaining the process thoroughly and with clarity. I am very grateful for her input and holding my hand through the financial maze. I will certainly be using her services again in the future for any financial advice needed, she is both thorough and professional "
“Sarah analysed - what seems to us - our complicated pension position and explained very clearly what our options were. She gave very clear advice and then implemented the agreed way forward professionally and swiftly. The whole process was a pleasure, and we are delighted to remain ongoing clients and to recommend her services."
C & A Cassey
"Sarah provided me with all the information I needed over this difficult financial decision I needed to make. I found Sarah gave me the time I and space I needed , she was able to assess my lifestyle and my personality which is a great skill when helping someone reach the right decision. Sarah navigated me through financial areas that I found difficult to understand, I enjoyed her warm friendly manner and communication skills, I would not hesitate to recommend , Bark Financial to my friends and family and would use again if needed. Thank you."
August 2018(testimonial provided October 2019)
"The service provided by Sarah is thorough and appropriate. She explains matters in a clear manner and time is always given for questions to be asked and information given. I have never felt under pressure to buy any particular products and to date my investments have been very successful. I have been with Sarah since she set up her company and have regular reviews and can contact Sarah at any time if necessary and I always receive prompt replies."
C Galibardi Client of Bark Financial since October 2014
"When Sarah set up her own company, Bark Financial Ltd, she had previously looked after part of my pension for over 20 years in her previous employment so it was a very easy choice to appoint her as my sole financial adviser in which capacity she continues to provide me with an excellent, comprehensive and friendly service at Bark Financial and I should happily recommend her to family and friends."
"I so appreciate you taking the time to help me with this. It normally the sort of thing where I would just hear "white noise" but you explained it all so clearly that you put me completely at ease, so thank you”
"Sarah has been very patient and understanding in guiding me through such complex matters. I have appreciated the very generous amount of time she has given me and is always quick to respond with any questions I have had.I would not hesitate recommending her. Thank you so much Sarah."
"We have found the service Sarah provided very good. She is professional but extremely friendly and helpful in helping us to understand the complexities of our finances. We don't think any improvements are needed. We are very happy with the service we have received."
P & D Wood
"Sarah was so helpful and patient, efficient and lovely. Would definitely recommend her."
K & J Lambert
“Sarah Butler from Bark Financial helped us with our mortgage and various grown-up things like insurance and income protection. She’s diligent, thorough and explains things in a very human way. She’s made the whole process as easy as it could possibly be for us, which we really appreciate. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others.”
“All aspects of the service were excellent and thorough. I would highly recommend Sarah Butler to anyone who is seeking financial advice.”
"Our advisor Sarah Butler has given us superlative service. We researched different independent financial advisor services and found that Sarah Butler offered the most complete service. She reviewed our situation comprehensively. We discussed short, medium and long term goals. We discussed estate planning. Her service was tailored to our needs. Contacting Sarah Butler with additional questions has been very easy and she responds quickly. Moreover, we felt that she listened carefully and was able to present options to pursue. A personalised service with the clients' best interest at heart. Thank you."
D.J.W.Hill & Ms E.M.McGinnis
"Sarah has been advising me on all financial matters for many years. I've always been very happy with the advice and support provided and hold complete trust in Sarah's services.Sarah maintains a high level of professionalism at all times and is highly efficient at getting things done in a timely manner. I would freely recommend without hesitation to anyone."
J R Stride
"Fantastic service and explanations all the way through the process."
"I can not fault the thoroughness, friendliness and willingness of this advisor as she guided me through the process of understanding and streamlining a number of complex pension arrangements. Having outlined the options, and agreed the most appropriate product for me, this advisor efficiently completed the appropriate paperwork and delivered the desired outcome on time and as anticipated and agreed.
A big thumbs up to my advisor and your service, thank you."
J B. Business Owner