Take the stress out of transitioning to an aged care home by planning ahead The decision to look into moving into an aged care home can be an emotional one. There are difficult decisions to make, with many factors to consider. You will need to look into the best location, how much the facility or care will cost, how to fund it,Read more
Ken has given me sound advice since he has taken over my superannuation portfolio. He has instilled great confidence with his calm and considered manner.
Ken gave us sound advice on investments with good security and returns. He was always available when required.
Ken provided the sort of advice to us, a group of inexperienced RSL Sub-Brand committee members, that made our investment portfolio understandable. Ken visited us at our office answering questions from the committee members and gave me as the Sub-Branch Hon Treasurer, regular updates as to the progress of our portfolio. I would endorse Ken unequivocally.
Ken has always been available for me to discuss any matter regarding finance, holiday queries and is reliable, courteous, and generous with his time. I have always felt comfortable asking any questions and would highly recommend him for his knowledge and expertise. His friendly manner puts me at ease, and I wish him well in his career as a financial advisor.
I manage my own SMSF but when I need advice Ken has always provided me with his expertise in a timely manner and in ways I might not have thought of. I feel confident in the advice I have received from Ken which helps me with my concerns. There are statutory and legal issues with managing a SMSF which can be complicated, and I can rely on Ken to keep abreast of these issues and inform me of them to comply with these requirements.
My wife & I engaged Paul to set up arrange and manage our transition into retirement fund. Paul’s knowledge of managed funds and insurances has been of enormous help to us in arranging our retirement plans in these volatile markets. We are very satisfied with his services and look forward to working with him in the future.
I greatly respect Ken’s knowledge and integrity as my Financial Advisor. Although I have only been a client for six months, Kens advice and assistance in helping us purchase our home in the Retirement Village has been beyond the call of duty normally offered to a client by a Financial Advisor. He is a very clever and competent young man and we wish him well.
Ken advised and helped our family get started in ethical investing. He is knowledgeable, articulate, and provides excellent customer service. He consistently responds to our questions and informs us of important industry updates in a timely manner. We’ve been satisfied clients of Ken’s for years.
We have known Paul Blenkhorn for over 10 years now. During this time, he has confidently taken care of all our financial needs. Paul is an honest gentleman who puts our best interests first and has always given us the right advice. Unfortunately, there are not many people we can recommend in business today, but Paul is an exception. Everyone we have referred him to have been extremely happy with his professional capabilities and extensive knowledge in his industry.
I’ve had my income protection policy through Blenkhorn Kirkwood since 2009. Immediately I felt greatly assured that the team had my best interests at heart. They did a great job determining and then establishing a cover best suited for my circumstances. In the time since my cover commenced, they have been very helpful with any questions and requests I have had. With a growing appreciation of their industry knowledge and professionalism during this association, I have since sought advice from the team regarding the planning of my future finances. Previously, I had a very limited understanding, and little confidence, and could easily become overwhelmed. Collectively through their great ability to communicate the complexities of financial planning, I have developed an understanding I would never have expected of myself, and now have the greatest confidence in the direction of my financial future.
Ken always made himself available and was responsive to issues or questions raised. He explained any recommendations succinctly and clearly. He always appeared knowledgeable and balanced. Plus, he was also very personable.
Ken took over our portfolio at a time when I was extremely disappointed in the level of service, advice and reporting we were receiving. I suspect I was noted as a ‘difficult’ client. Accordingly, Ken and I had some initial difficulties but, over time, Ken showed he was quite capable and able to provide the level of service and advice that I believed we were entitled to. I also suspect that Ken came to realise my initial complaints were more than likely justified. Since those early days, Ken has been on board with our trustees, and they appreciate Ken’s insight into our portfolio and generally adopt his buy/sell/keep recommendations.
Kens advice has proved to be sound and in a difficult financial market has guided us well with our investments. He is always contactable 7 days a week and if not, soon returns my call.
I have known Ken Dewar for several months as my financial advisor. During this time, I have found him to be an extremely caring person, and a good listener, who seems to understand my financial needs. I feel he is a person who genuinely has my best interests at heart. As a retiree I trust Ken to guide me through the intricacies of the financial markets and to get my money to work for me in the best possible way.
Ken took over my portfolio management in 2018.I had felt disappointed in the overall performance of my previous advisor and felt as though I was just a number, with no one keeping a good eye on my portfolio. Ken immediately showed interest, regular contact and helped me ride out the COVID crash. I am now with Ken at Blenkhorn Kirkwood Financial Planning and the continued high level of communication and care for my portfolio is maintained. Ken now has a lot more flexibility to set investment strategies that suit my needs.
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