Financial adviser gets top rating

Jonathan Darwen
Jonathan Darwen
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A Lytham-based financial adviser has been rated among the best in the country.

Jonathan Darwen was named as a Top Rated Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) on, an achievement that gained him recognition in The Times newspaper., which allows people looking for financial advice to find a recommended IFA, works like popular holiday review website TripAdvisor.

Users can search for advisers based on location and services provided. Advisers are then listed based on client reviews giving those seeking advice confidence the adviser can be trusted.

Based in Lytham and covering the Fylde and Preston area, Jonathan received the accolade thanks to local support.

Jonathan (pictured) said: “Being a Top Rated adviser means a great deal – there are more than 20,000 IFAs in the UK so to be in the top 0.5 per cent is a real achievement.

“What makes it even more special is that I’ve been selected as a result of support from my clients.

“It means a lot that they’ve gone out of their way to help me to get this commendation and I’d like to thank them all.”

Jonathan was featured in The Times on Saturday and he will be featured online, making it easier for people using the site to find a trusted adviser in their area. He added: “The financial services industry is still tarnished and unfortunately many people don’t distinguish between independent financial advisers and the bigger players so we have all been tarred by the same brush.

“In my opinion client testimonials are an important vehicle when it comes to restoring trust, which makes receiving this commendation even more significant.

“People who need help with their finances can go to to read client reviews before selecting an adviser,”