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Thousands of Local Rated Professionals
We believe the best financial, legal and accounting advice is often found in good, local, independent firms. But how do you find the right one?
We go to extrordinary lengths to ensure client reviews on the site are genuine. Here's how we do it:
We let you quickly see which professionals have helped people like you, and how they did it… so you're left in little doubt who to contact.
We check all professionals against stringent criteria.
Higher Standards, Lower Costs
By shining a light on professionals' performance, we drive standards up. And if the best professionals are not having to spend lots of time and money drumming up business, or impressing clients with swanky offices, they can keep their charges down.
Contacting a local professional is free and easy. With 97% client satisfaction, it's a sensible next step.
Financial Advisers are checked against the Financial Conduct Authority Register, and must confirm they offer “independent” investment and pension advice, and so are not tied to a particular product or provider
Mortgage Advisers are verified with their firms, which in turn are checked against the Financial Conduct Authority Register. They must confirm they offer “whole of market” mortgage advice.
Solicitors are checked against the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society of Scotland or the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
Accountants on VouchedFor must be qualified member of one of the Chartered Accountancy bodies in the UK.
We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure client reviews on the site are genuine. Here's how we do it:
We monitor numerous data to detect potentially fraudulent reviews, conducting investigations wherever required.
Fully verified reviews
We ask our professionals to verify each reviewer is a genuine client — which means unlike most review sites, we know exactly who's behind any fraud we spot (and hence we very rarely get any).
No cherry picking
Where a professional does not verify a reviewer, we contact the reviewer to verify their identity ourselves — so professionals can't just verify the clients they know like them!
We never edit reviews — whether good or bad — but we do provide advisers a public right of reply and will remove abusive ones where notified.
We also ask anyone who contacts a professional through VouchedFor to write a review after a couple of weeks. These are labelled as “First Impressions”.
How we make money
We want the website to be free for the public to use, so therefore we charge professionals a small fee for each enquiry they receive through it.
These payments allow us to keep investing in the service we provide you. We always aim to provide better value-for-money than the other forms of marketing that professionals invest in — such that the end cost to you remains as low as possible.
In no way do payments influence reviews that are written — these come entirely from clients. Also, payments do not influence our search rankings, these are based on advisers' reviews and their distance from you.
Some professionals do not wish to receive enquiries through the website, and so elect to join our free-of-charge membership plan, which still allows them to gather verified client reviews and show them to prospective new clients that they meet through other means. To see these professionals, you can un—tick a box in the “More search options” area.