Matthew has worked in financial services for more than 13 years.
His career began at a traditional independent financial advisory firm; he started out in admin, moved to a research role and finally became a Financial Adviser over a period of three years. Matthew then worked for a small wealth management firm in Northamptonshire. Here, he specialised in in-depth pension, investment and tax work. He also built on his experience, with a focus on forming ongoing client relationships.
Matthew left the firm to pursue self-employment, eventually moving to work on a sole trader basis as Clear Vision Financial Planning. In 2011, Clear Vision became a directly authorised limited company.
Today, Matthew specialises in personal financial planning for people approaching retirement, business owners and solicitors. Matthew’s focus is, and always has been, on personal financial planning that makes a real difference in people’s lives.
Over the years, his commitment to professional development has seen him achieve both Chartered (CII) and Certified (CISI) status. These accreditations place Matthew amongst the UK’s leading financial professionals. He has also received mentions in notable financial publications, including New Model Adviser.
Matthew is married to Sandra, and the couple have four daughters. When he’s not spending time with his family or working, Matthew can often be found out running or on the golf course.
All financial advisers in the UK must be registered on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) register and hold a valid Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). In an age where financial scams pose a real threat, it’s important to make sure you don’t take financial advice from anyone who doesn’t appear on the FCA Register or hold a valid SPS.
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Sandra is responsible for the financial management of the business as well as management of the office, including internal finance and HR requirements.
She has a strong background in accountancy and finance which adds immeasurable value to the business.
With four children, two dogs and a business, Sandra’s spare time is somewhat limited! When she gets the chance, she enjoys Pilates, visiting new places and catching up with friends over tea or wine.
Natalie’s role is to support Matthew and Sandra. This includes all administrative duties, day-to-day running of the office and providing a point of contact for all of our clients.
She has a strong administrative and customer service background, which will add huge value to the business. Especially in assisting Matthew with his client journey process.
Outside of work, Natalie spend as much time as possible with her family. With Natalie’s family coming from Scotland and her partner’s family coming from Sweden but living in North Wales we imagine Christmases are a busy affair!
When she finds the time for herself, Natalie loves a good shopping trip, socialising with friends and relaxing at the weekend.
We decided to go with Clear Vision after considering a number of other advisers; we haven’t looked back since. Matthew was very careful to understand our needs and the level of risk we were prepared to take with our investments. He has also taken great care to present an analysis of our portfolio in a clear and unambiguous way, explaining everything we need in great detail. His careful management and forward projections have given us the confidence we need around our retirement planning. Thank you, Matthew.
Clear Vision provides a most reliable and responsible service. Matthew is very knowledgeable and makes sure his advice is tailored specifically to your needs and circumstances. He is always quick to respond to queries and gives good all-round financial service.
Matt has taken great care to understand us and our concerns, and then tailor a plan to help us manage our finances and ensure we have a comfortable retirement. Our annual reviews with Matt are reassuring, and we can change plans according to circumstances. As well as being highly qualified in his field, he is very approachable, professional and efficient.
After a recommendation from friends, we met with Matthew to have an initial no-commitment review of our financial situation. His approach was refreshing. He carried out a complete review of our financial affairs in an empathetic, informed and realistic manner, then recommended a strategy from short term through to long term. It gave us total confidence to 'hand the reins' to Clear Vision. The service is efficient, thorough and abreast of the many changes that could impact our finances.
My finances were previously all in different pots, managed by different people giving advice on many financial products. They are now all easily provides with a the future life plan.
Since using Clear Vision, I have an increased level of confidence that I am making the right investment decisions to secure a comfortable retirement. The water seems a lot less muddy than it was.
Clear Vision has given me increased peace of mind when it comes to making what seem like complex (to me!) pension decisions. Life after retirement now seems less daunting.
Matt provides a professional and friendly service. His advice has helped me to achieve a comfortable retirement. He is clear where he can offer advicetheand you know that that can be trusted.
I have had nothing but excellent and personal service from Clear Vision.
Clear Vision has given us confidence in managing our finances following an unsatisfactory experience with a previous adviser.
Matthew has been my trusted adviser for several years. He has a calm, considered professional manner and is a pleasure to deal with. Always giving of his time, I feel highly valued. I particularly appreciate his proactive approach and I have the confidence of knowing he is able to provide totally independent and bespoke guidance for my own requirements.
My wife and I have been using Matthew Aitchison of Clear Vision as our IFA since early 2014. His reports are clear and frequent and his client care second to none. I have been very pleased with the advice given and with the charging structure he uses, which is very competitive. I would not hesitate in recommending him.