R Copple - February 2020

I couldn't be more happy with my experience. Well presented advice, and the conclusion I was hoping for. I would recommend their services to anyone.

Bob P - February 2020

My wife and I found Astute whilst searching online for the best financial advise. We cannot thank Simon enough and the team for his advise and help with pensions and mortgage. I will always recommend Astute Money to all. Thank you Simon for all your help

D Milford - January 2020

25 or so years ago we came across a young Darren who helped us to get a good Mortgage deal. Since then he has been inolved in every large financial decision, right through retirement planing and onward. He has always given very good advice in a professional and friendly manner. He comes Highly Recommended

November 2019

Darren is very professional and makes you feel so at ease. He explains everything for you to understand easily. He is a person who has your interest at heart.

S Nelson July 2019

Darren gives excellent friendly first class advice and help, nothing is too much trouble from him and his team to sort out for you in a very simple and clear process.Highly recommend.

T Westlake April 2019

I have known Darren Fisher for some 25 years. He did an excellent job of finding the right mortgages for our buy to let’s and insurance policies. I would definitely recommend this company, first class.

P Holmes – March 2019

Darren Fisher is excellent, we have had very positive feedback for all the customers we have recommended to him. He deals with the clients swiftly in a very professional manner.

J Phare – February 2019

I have known Darren for over 22 years & in that time we have collectively sent our 5 kids through School & have grown together as friends. Darren has from the start looked after my Pension & recently he has set up an investment account to see me into my retirement, within the first week it was making money…. so, he is smarter than he looks ! I recommend him to friends & family with confidence knowing he will look after their financial needs. Signing off as a Happy Investor & Friend.

K Fairer – December 2018

Me and my wife just didn’t have clue on how to sort out our financial investment, Astute came into our lives and Darren and his team sorted everything out for us, kept us up to date with everything, explained everything in a way that you could understand and there was nothing that was too much trouble, I will recommend Astute every time, so to Darren and his team, thank you for being ASTUTE.

S Hickman – August 2018

I found Darren Fisher when looking for advice on taking my pensions post retirement. Darren explained the various options available in easy to understand terms enabling me to make the right choice for me. I am extremely happy with the service provided and the outcome and would not hesitate to use him again if the need arises

M Gammon – March 2018

I think it is fair to say that my husband and I started our financial journey with Darren Fisher many years ago. We have been advised through mortgages, house moves and pensions and know that Darren has guided us in a direction that he knows suits our needs and lifestyle but also with very sound advice. We are now in our retirement period and are very lucky to be in a "comfortable" position and maybe without the sound financial advice we have received over the years that may not have been the case. Darren is very experienced but also, we have a lot of trust in him. I would have no hesitation in recommending this companies services to others.

M Fox – March 2018

Darren has helped my family and I for a number of years successfully navigating us through sensitive and difficult times. He and his company are reassuring and easy to deal with explaining everything in layman terms giving us confidence and peace of mind. I have recommended Darren and his team to others who have had the same experience.

P White – March 2018

Darren has helped me with my finances for a number of years and has provided reliable, helpful and appropriate advice every time. His wide knowledge and expert understanding of all the issues involved in financial planning mean I can safely depend on his guidance and know that I am in safe hands. He is easy to talk to, explains everything clearly and has a real empathy with clients. I cannot recommend him highly enough - 10 stars really!

H Somers – March 2018

I found Darren when looking for independent, unbiased advice and I'm glad to say that's exactly what I got! He was very friendly and helpful, and I won't hesitate to contact him again in the future if the need arises.

C Jobson – March 2018

We were introduced to Darren by Peter Marks about 15 months ago, and we're extremely happy with the service he has given us. He's very knowledgeable, very approachable, explains things well and (unlike some other advisers!) actually listens to us and responds to our concerns. We're very pleased with the result of his advice so far and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for financial advice.

S Trotter – March 2017

Darren Fisher came highly recommended by a dear and trusted friend, who had previously organised my investment before he retired, and had worked with Darren. Personally, I have been very impressed by the care and attention Darren has put into preparing and implementing changes in my Investment Portfolio to accommodate mine and my families present and future needs. He is patient and kind. He listens and carefully considering the importance of security and peace of mind of his clients as well as their financial interests, before making his well-prepared recommendations. He is experience and well informed. Darren and his staff prepared detailed analysis and patiently explained plans and options and giving recommendations with flexible forward planning.

M Becher – March 2018

It's always a pleasure to deal with Astute Money Financial Planning. The service is friendly and very efficient, and my questions are always answered effectively. I have been very pleased with all the investment advice that I have received.

C Bayne – March 2018

Very happy to have found Darren Fisher. The service he offers is first class. Very informative and delivered in a pleasant way. Highly recommended. :)

M Hunt – March 2018

Darren Fisher is an extremely astute financial advisor! His advice has enabled me to feel safe and secure with my investments.

C Weeks – March 2017

We would to tell you that we are very happy with the way Darren fisher deals with our finances. We were introduced to him by Peter marks since then he had done a lot of work for us, he is very friendly, helpful and we feel we can ask him any questions we may have. He does not rush and spends time explaining things to us in a way we can understand We would both recommend him to other people . thanks very much

R Bowden – March 2018

I am very happy in the way Darren of Astute Money handles my account thanks Darren

M Chappell – March 2017

Discussing financial matters with Darren was relaxed, he put me at ease. Explaining my options carefully, always ensuring I was aware of benefits of each course of action. I am grateful for his advice and would recommend Astute to anyone.

P Mudaliar – March 2017

We are extremely happy with the service we have received from Darren and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others. He has organised and simplified all our finances and helped us to understand how best to plan for the future which has been tremendously helpful.

M Barker – March 2018

I have come to Darren for financial advice for over 15 years now and value his integrity, knowledge and professionalism. He is always a pleasure to talk to and to have things simply and concisely explained.

M Ward – March 2017

Darren provides an excellent service; my options were explained very well and in layman’s terms. Very professional and competent service from start to finish.

C Hinderwell – March 2017

Darren has been my F. A. for several years now and I have always found him to be professional and thorough but at the same time laid back in his approach which puts you at ease when discussing important financial matters

J Davies – March 2017

Darren was really nice and reassuring. He explained everything so well it was easy to understand, and we left feeling much happier.

Plymouth Pipe Band - March 2017

Darren has been extremely helpful, enabling us to professionally plan our future finances as we approached, and move into, retirement. Many thanks, Darren, for your invaluable advice and guidance which, we anticipate, will bear financial fruit over the coming years.

A Patience – March 2018

I went for my first meeting with Darren Fisher, Darren makes you feel comfortable and explains things in a way that you understand. I was very impressed and would highly recommend.

M Penrose – March 2018

I have found Darren to be friendly, straightforward and helpful with his advice.

M Richardson – March 2017

great friendly personal service

M Draper – March 2017

A superb professional service!!!


I've always got excellent service and reliable advice from Darren and his team over the last 20 years.

Paula, Devon

Darren always makes you feel comfortable and at ease whilst discussing your financial options. He explains all options that are available and will explain in layman's terms the technical stuff. I personally have never been made to feel out of my depth. He also makes a lovely cup of tea

David, Devon

Darren is very personable and is easy to talk to. He is clear in explaining his advice and the logic behind it. Also, in finding our attitude to risk and translating it into appropriate investments. Crucially he has delivered the investment performance we agreed on at the beginning of the investment period.

Jean, Devon

Has always given me advice and options on all aspects of financial planning. Over a period of years Darren has helped me plan for the changes in my different circumstances.

Anthony, Devon

Darren keeps in touch and you up to date at all stages of the process and will go the extra mile.

Sue, Cornwall

Darren has been a huge help in sorting out my finances which seemed to me to be in a muddle and has made things much clearer and concise for me. He has given me confidence to make changes for the better and I feel totally safe with him. He explains things clearly and patiently which allows me to make better decisions. He is very easy to talk to, very friendly in a professional way and I am very pleased to have him as my adviser.

Pat, Cornwall

Darren has consistently provided excellent advice based on a real understanding of our needs. His ability and willingness to explain things in easy- to- understand terms and to answer any questions is a great skill and one of the reasons we chose him. His friendly but professional attitude has removed any anxiety we could feel in dealing with financial issues. We confidently recommend him to anyone looking for an approachable, efficient and understanding adviser.

Mike, Buckinghamshire

Darren has been providing mortgage and general financial advice since 2002, Darren works very efficiently, keep you informed every step of the way, provide several options to achieve your objectives, he has a very wide knowledge base in the financial and mortgage industry, if Darren is not physically available he delegates to a member of his team to make contact on his behalf, this keep the communication line open and the business flowing, he is very passionate about his business which make him very approachable, friendly and easy to talk to.

Ian, Devon

Darren is a trustworthy, responsive and clearly expert Financial Advisor, whom we employed follow a personal recommendation from a family member. I am confident that his professional advice will be to our future financial benefit as my wife and I prepare for imminent retirement. Many thanks.

Su, Somerset

I have worked with Darren for 15 years, investing sums of money I could not afford to lose. It has served me well and I have always found Darren to be a good listener, understanding my needs and advising me wisely. I totally trust his advice and respect him as he has always treated me as an individual with specific needs.

Fiona – Bristol - March 2014

Darren is reliable and proactive. He will look for solutions, even when they are difficult to find. Darren is very professional always provides a first-class service.

Kirk – Plymouth - March 2014

I have benefited on many occasions from Darren's dependable expertise. He is a laterally-thinking, skilled advisor who provides sound financial advice.

Jacqui – Exeter

We feel we have had an excellent service to date – Darren is clear and easy to talk to and keeps things simple when he can and is flexible with meeting arrangements.

Paul – Taunton

The options were clearly explained to me and I feel that I now have a portfolio of investments that match my requirements.

MPG – Weston super Mare

As our financial advisor for over 10 years Darren has provided us with excellent advice whenever we have needed it. He has always listened to us and looked after our interests professionally. He has found us the best mortgage fit for purpose, business or private, investments such as ISA's, advice for retirement and IHT. We would whole heartedly recommend his services.

TS – Plymouth

I have known Darren for 14 years as a financial advisor. He has been very informative & professional. His advice is always welcome and used to great benefit. An extremely helpful, user friendly IFA

SC - Bristol

We have relied on Darren on numerous occasions over the last 7 years for advice and products. He is always available, responsive and able to suggest various options, particularly when our requests are not always straightforward. We would happily recommend him to others (and have done so several times).

SC - Canada

I have trusted my money and hopes and fears to Darren's expertise for more than a decade. He listens to what it is that I want and delivers. Together we have been able to provide me with a financial security that will see me through for many years to come.

SW – Cornwall

Darren & I have been colleagues for over 10 years, and we have shared ideas and helped and advised each other on many occasions. Besides being one of the most knowledgeable people in his field, I consider him to be an individual of the highest honesty and integrity and have no doubt that he demonstrates this and his ethical business practices with his many clients.

PH - London

Darren acted as my broker for my first buy to let property. His professional approach meant that no time was wasted, and I always knew where I stood. Add to this his integrity and telling it like it really is you have a really powerful ally working for you.

AP - Manchester

Darren is great at what he does. He really knows the mortgage and financial advice market and so can always find the most suitable product for your needs. Time was often of the essence for us in getting mortgages through and Darren never let us down. I would highly recommend him.

MTl - Cardiff

Darren service has always surpassed our expectations. We do not see him as a provider of services more as a partner in our business in view of the advice he has been able to offer.

TP - Exeter

Darren is a very reliable and knowledgeable financial advisor. He has previously assisted us with both mortgages and various investments. Darren quickly recognises a customer’s needs and presents a range of options and proposals in a clear and balanced way, all serving to increase customer confidence.


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