Maya had been a client of ours for several years. As part of our ongoing review, we had a discussion with her about the continued need to work.

Although Maya enjoyed her role, it came with significant travel and was, at times, highly stressful. With highly transferable skills and a desire to give something back to society ‘when retired’, we challenged Maya to consider a timeframe for when she would like to step back from her current position.

It had never occurred to Maya that she was in a position where work was an option instead of a necessity. Having prepared some cashflow analysis in advance of the discussion, we were able to demonstrate to Maya that she had more flexibility than she previously believed. At the time, she considered it an interesting exercise, but did not make any immediate changes based on the information. However, within a few months, the discussion was soon to prove pivotal.

Maya’s employer made changes to their reporting structure and placed her in a role that wasn’t as appealing as her previous position. After our discussion, Maya knew that work was optional; it wouldn’t impact on her lifestyle if she retired. She was therefore able to make an immediate decision to take a voluntary redundancy package.

Following this decision, Maya was able to take an extended break and re-evaluate her focus in life. Safe in the knowledge she was financially secure, she was able to explore exciting business opportunities and provide support to a local charity.

It’s important to Maya that she remains active, both mentally and physically, as she continues to transition from working full-time to a more flexible lifestyle. Prior financial planning played a crucial role in avoiding stagnation and helping Maya to achieve her aspirations.

What our clients say

This company has provided me with expert financial advice and support. Without them, I wouldn't enjoy the happy retirement I am now experiencing. I may also say that the whole process has been - dare I say it – fun!

Mandy, Cannes

A client since 2005

We have been extremely satisfied with the advice we have received from Higgins Fairbairn and would thoroughly recommend them.

Steve, Ascot

A client since 2006

A very sound business who knows what they are talking about and deliver advice succinctly with knowledge.

Dr A., Pinner

A client since 2003

Higgins Fairbairn really takes the time to understand our financial goals, put together a clear strategy while anticipating future requirements and reliably look after the whole process. All this in a knowledgeable and friendly manner.

Nikki, High Wycombe

A client since 2012

Gp has been very helpful in reviewing our finances and making great recommendations on investments and other financial matters. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Mrs D, St Albans

A client since 2015

Higgins Fairbairn have been providing a quality service to me for many years. In all those years, I’ve never felt or needed to look elsewhere.

Robert, Stourbridge

A client since 2006

We have been with Higgins Fairbairn for over 30 years, during which our lives and circumstances have required professional financial advice which took account of our particular needs and wishes. This was always provided in a friendly, supportive and empathetic manner, which we have much appreciated and come to depend on. It has been a great benefit to have a company like Higgins Fairbairn, who are accessible and reliable, to look after many vital aspects of our affairs.

Mrs and Mrs F, London

Clients since 2006

My wife had very complicated pension arrangements which were sorted out with doggedness, patience and skill.

Arthur, London

A client since 2007

Decisions about retiring early were made easier after consultation with Mr Mantini. He answered all questions in a straightforward manner and inspired confidence in his knowledge of options available to me.

Ms A, London

A client since 2015

As a retired person, I appreciate the advice Higgins Fairbairn give me which fills me with confidence for the future and leaves me relaxed about my financial affairs.

Mr P, Barnet

A client since 2007

Higgins Fairbairn offers a personal and informed service to its clients in an environment of confidentiality and tailoring to the needs of the individual. Staff know their brief and execute it well.

Jane, London

A client since 2010

We have always found that Gp and his team have given us an excellent service and have gone to great lengths to understand our personal circumstances and needs.

Mr O, London

A client since 2008

Over the last 25 years, the Higgins Fairbairn team have always been there for me. They are outstanding in their knowledge and helpfulness.

Sue, London

A client since 2005