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Michael joined True Bearing in 2017 having worked in a variety of client-facing roles within the financial services industry. Alongside gaining an impressive wealth of experience over those 20 years, Michael was also one of the first financial advisers in the UK to achieve Chartered status before the age of 30.
Michael describes himself as a lifestyle financial planner and spends a lot of time with his clients ensuring they live the life they want without fear of running out of money. He considers that Financial Planning isn’t just for the wealthy. He believes that we should all have a good understanding of our money and we are all entitled to the sense of freedom, confidence and security that good Financial Planning provides.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys walking in the great outdoors and playing golf, although he will say he is much better with a calculator than he is a golf club!
What my Clients say
I wanted to just give you a bit of feedback from a pre-retirement workshop I attended recently, which I then followed up with a 1:1 session with Michael Hawthorne. I thought Michael’s style at both sessions was incredibly professional, friendly and welcoming. Michael was certainly very well versed in all financial matters relating to pensions as well as having a wealth of knowledge around retirement in general and how best to approach that aspect of ones life. His delivery style was very comforting and friendly and he was more than happy to answer any and all questions I had and able to explore topics in more detail as we drilled down into them.
Overall, a great session and follow up meeting and I can say for sure that Michael is most definitely a great asset to your company.
Tony M - Liverpool
Just a short note to say I recently attended an MS Teams meeting arranged via my work about retirement planning from the financial viewpoint.
I then had two meetings, one-to-one with Mr Michael Hawthorne. I was impressed with the professionalism of Mr Hawthorne and the time and attention to detail he maintained throughout our discussions. I would have no hesitation in recommending True Bearing Ltd as a source of sound financial advice.
I wish to congratulate you on having Mike Hawthorne as a member of your advisory staff.
I dealt with Mike a while ago and his advice and knowledge on a subject most people find a total minefield was thorough, professional and more importantly well conveyed so I fully understood the information he was passing on.
I have again spoken with Mike more recently and again found his advice clear and concise and he dealt with my request speedily.
Mick Dunn - Measham
I have recently retired from Merseyside Police and have employed the services of True Bearing. I found the initial pre-retirement course provided by your company extremely informative and valuable. It made me realise that I wasn’t as prepared for retirement as perhaps I should have been.
I went on to receive financial planning advice from Mike Hawthorne. Mike was able to guide me through the complexities of investments in a way that helped me understand the process and put me at ease. It is quite a daunting prospect to move on from what you have known as normality for 30 years but the friendly and honest approach employed by Mike was exactly what I needed.
I am very grateful for the assistance provided by True Bearing and will continue to seek guidance over the coming years. It is refreshing to receive such a good service from a business that clearly has the welfare of investors at the heart of what it does, in addition to purely financial concern!
John Middleton - Merseyside
I would like to provide some feedback re Mike Hawthorne after my recent dealings with him in his capacity as a Financial Planner representing True Bearing. Whilst I may not yet have all the answers and decisions made, I definitely now have increased clarity of thought and understanding to help me plan.
I would be willing to go back to Mike and True Bearing for future financial advice, and have already recommended Mike to a Superintendent colleague who is at a similar time of Service to me and approaching retirement.
Neil - London
I just wanted to provide some positive feedback for Michael following a retirement seminar I went to online with True Bearing. He has responded really well to our questions and spent time managing our information into an electronic plan, so that we can easily see the forecasts. His work has absolutely clarified the position for us. I would certainly recommend him to anyone considering their retirement as the financial planning element is so useful and have fed this back to the Supt association. It honestly is the most useful 4-6 hours I have spent this year.
Andrea - Cheshire