Meet... Andy Smith

Partner Andy Smith joined The Goodman Partnership 20 years ago. Today, in addition to his day to day role in retirement planning, as a member of the management team at the firm, he is the compliance officer.

A lack of understanding

A recent report has revealed that just two per cent of young people aged 18-24 would invest a windfall in a pension, the same proportion that would gamble it in a casino...

Helping vulnerable clients

With two full members of SOLLA at The Goodman Partnership – Neil Whitaker and Andy Kirk – we are proud to learn that SOLLA is behind one of 12 projects shortlisted in the Innovation for Ageing industry competition.

Advice is key

The latest figures from HMRC reveal that since the pension freedoms were introduced three and a half years ago, nearly £22 billion has been withdrawn from pension plans.

Deciphering your dashboard for you

With the Pensions Dashboard planned to be launched next year, pension holders will still need experts to help them decipher the information contained on it - just the same as with the dashboard on a car.

Your healthy options

The majority of clients who approach us to discuss their financial plans for retirement are in good health but none of us can be sure of what’s around the corner and our advice will always take this into account.


Goodman Chartered Financial Planners is a trading name of Fairstone Financial Management Ltd. Fairstone Financial Management Ltd., is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – FRN: 475973 Registered in England and Wales no: 05574120. Part of the Fairstone Group. Where you have a complaint or dispute with us and we are unable to resolve this to your satisfaction then we are obliged to offer you the Financial Ombudsman Service to help resolve this. Please see the following link for further details: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.