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Financial Foundations

Making your money work for you

(Rather than the other way around!)

Planning early is the key to future financial freedom. I work with individuals and families to set up a financial plan that will make sure they are going in the right direction.

I understand that everyone is different and therefore first of all, I seek to understand what drives you and where you want to be in the future. I then tailor your Financial Master Plan. Your Financial Master Plan, is a living document that aims to give you clarity on where you are now and the actions required to meet your objectives.

It also takes care of the boring but essential stuff such as Income Protection.

What do I get?

In this section, I will talk about the different features you get as a subscriber to Financial Foundations.

I do not have any hidden fees for my advice.

If you already have any money invested (Pensions, ISA’s etc) you’ll be paying annual fees to these providers. Unfortunately, I can’t magic these away, albeit I will try to reduce them for you by looking at getting you better deals and more suitable products.

There are a number of tax allowances, available to allow you to build your wealth. I look at this for you, and we seek to make this an integral part of your Financial Master Plan.

When we first meet, it is very much Day Zero of what I hope will be a long term relationship. Over the initial period, I seek first to understand and then to agree with you, a plan that you not only support but are enthusiastic about. This will culminate with the creation of your Financial Master Plan.

Each year, you will have Annual Planning Meeting with myself to understand your current situation and look forward to the future. In this meeting, we will make any tweaks and adjustments required to make sure you stay on the right path for you.

You may have enough for now, even the next 10 years. But do you have enough money to pay your utility bills when you are 83? Each year, I will complete a unique personalised Cashflow Forecast so that you have a true picture for the rest of your life, because at 83 you can’t go back to work.

In the past, people might have had one, maybe two pensions. These days, many of my clients have accumulated a number of different pensions. Sometimes it can be beneficial to keep them separate, other times it is beneficial to consolidate. Whatever the situation with your pensions, I help you find and understand your existing pensions, and only if required, Consolidate your Existing Pensions*.

Your goals and objectives, your beliefs, your time horizons and your ability & willingness to tolerate risk means that your investment needs are individual to you. I will use proven methods to understand these needs and construct your Bespoke Investment Portfolio.

As you can see from the rest of my website, I am very keen on Financial Wellbeing, therefore at the start and at regular intervals, I seek ensure you understand your Financial Health and any Protection Gaps.

Pensions and Investments, are far too complex than they need to be. This can be overwhelming. I work with you to simplify your plan, as a plan you can understand is more likely to work.

As well as our Annual Planning Meeting, I know it is important as your adviser, to be there for you when you need me. That is why, I offer Unlimited Phone and Email Access to myself for my clients. This means that if you have a question at any point and want a second opinion on something, you get in touch. It gives you peace of mind.

No-one has the solution to everything so we will work with other parts of your Power Team (Accountants, Solicitors, Family Members) to get the answers you need.

More complex needs?

If you are getting close to or at the retirement stage, our Your Financial Plan subscription is likely to be more suitable for you. This subscription covers advice on topics such as how to withdraw funds in a tax efficient way and annuities. More information can be found here.

For clients who have or will soon attain assets over £1m (excluding their main residence), or who require support with Lifetime Allowances, Inheritance Tax planning or Capitals Gains Tax, I offer a Millionaires Club subscription. Find out more here.


The Financial Foundations subscription is £1188 and includes 12 month’s ongoing advice. (no VAT applicable).

You can choose to pay this fee personally or we can (in most cases) facilitate this from your existing pensions / investments. When you first join you agree to a 12 month contract. After 12 months, you cancel at any time.

Please use the booking system below to book an appointment with me. Alternatively, you can call me on 024 75 264 392.