Meet Martin

Martin was introduced to us by his accountant at a point in his life when lots of things were requiring his attention and everything was changing.

Add in a global pandemic and a continually changing business environment and the multiple calls on Martin’s time and attention were starting to take their toll. He recognised that he needed specialist advice and was happy to tick this off his to do list.

Here’s what he had to say about working with the Riverfall Financial team.

What made you seek advice?

As my business grew it was important to me to start to plan for the future. I’d very much been living in the here and now and my company was becoming successful enough for me to lift my head up and think about many years ahead and what I wanted to achieve.

Using pension contributions wisely was a big driver for me. I had done very little of this in the past as I was so focused on getting my business up and running and keeping the momentum there. I therefore took my accountant's advice and sought a professional who was likeminded and would listen to my requirements, not just sell me a pension!

I had a vague awareness that there was a lot more I could and should be doing but it was just one of those things I was never getting around to. My work at has taught me many things, one of which is that you need to recognise when you need a specialist rather than trying a DIY job, and this was definitely one of those occasions. Outsourcing this meant I could concentrate on what I love; my business.

What’s been the biggest benefit of working with Riverfall?

I think having someone professional to discuss what opportunities are out there for being wise with money is the biggest help. It’s comforting to know you’re likely not ‘missing’ anything that you should probably be doing.

I’m always given the head space that I need and I trust that Jared and the team are considering the repercussions of any decisions made. It’s not just about retiring well, it’s about living well along the way too.

How has Riverfall made a difference to your lives

Peace of mind has definitely been a big factor. My calls with Jared have been so helpful in bouncing ideas and being taught about ways that are most beneficial to me to organise money in both the short, medium & long term!

When I needed to split my pension as part of my divorce they made it a very seamless process. It’s clear to me that to Riverfall it’s not just money and numbers, they’re passionate about helping me reap the long-term benefits of my assets to live the life that I want.

How has Riverfall made a difference to your business?

Realistically the biggest benefit so far has been the tax efficient way in which my pensions have been handled. With what feels like the ever-changing tax situations, getting advice on the best year(s) to invest has been hugely helpful and saved the business a lot of money.

I find it very difficult, as I’m sure most business owners do, to distinguish my personal planning from my business planning. To me they’re so inter-twined. It’s great to know that I have somebody always considering “if I do something over here, then what effect does it have over there”.

The close relationship Riverfall has with my accountants has also helped as I have given them permission to pass information between each other and therefore I am benefiting from their joined-up expertise.

We’re not stopping there though, I know that there are lots more areas to consider as a business owner and I’m excited to see what Jared suggests next!

The value of pensions and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

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Do I have to pay for an initial meeting with a financial planner?

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