Meet Deb Jacobs
After a 19-year career at Lloyds Bank, Deb joined the PenLife team in 2013. A Chartered Financial Planner as well as a Fellow of Chartered Insurance Institute, Deb is a highly-qualified and experienced financial professional. She specialises in Inheritance Tax Planning and Defined Benefit pension transfers. One of her skills is making things easy to understand for her clients. The most important thing for her is developing a trusted ongoing relationship in which the client feels completely comfortable.
Outside work, Deb’s favourite thing is to spend time with family and friends. She also loves any opportunity to enjoy a tasting menu; partly in order to try new things, and partly because she gets bored reading a normal menu! Deb recently got a puppy called Alfie. He’s a Hungarian Vizsla, and a regular guest in the office. Most of Deb’s time is currently being taken up by walking Alfie and saving things from his jaws!
The important stuff
All regulated financial advisers firms must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and therefore appear on their register. You can find PenLife’s entry here.
Furthermore, all advisers must have an up-to-date Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). This shows they are suitably qualified. You should be wary of any advisers who refuse to provide copies of their SPS. If you wish to see any copies, you can request this over the phone or via email using the information on the Contact Us page.
Mr and Mrs Baker
Organising finances for probate
Our Financial Planner Deb helped Mr and Mrs Baker to consolidate their pension plans, update their wills and put Lasting Powers of Attorney in place. When Mr Baker sadly passed away, this organisation helped Mrs Baker deal with the bereavement without any added financial worryRead more
"Thank you Julie for getting us in to do something with our finances at last. Debs was like a breath of fresh air. Thank you once again."
"Working with PenLife was such a different experience when compared to the experience I've had with some of the advisers I've met over the years. This was all very much about what was best for me."
"From the reception ladies to Debs - everyone was really lovely and helpful."