About Us

For nearly 50 years’ we have provided investment solutions to our clients and their families. During that time we have seen how difficult it can be for people to get the transparent, reliable advice they need.

All of our client relationships are built on the principles of understanding our client’s needs, their individual aims and objectives for the future as their lives change and their intergenerational wealth requirements within their family unit. Therefore how we do business is as important as what we do. 

At MRIB, you can be assured of receiving an honest, trustworthy, open and reliable service that we are confident you will want to recommend to friends and family.

Our History

Founded in 1972 by Peter and Maureen Finch, MRIB Group started life as a high street independent insurance broker offering services in “all classes of insurance and mortgage business”.   Since its founding, the MRIB Group has continued to grow and has since separated from the General Insurance arm of the business to offer financial services as a stand-a-lone business.   

Understanding your needs

Our relationship with you starts with a non-comital discovery meeting where we explore your financial planning needs and objectives.  At this meeting we will outline our business proposition and how we can best assist your individual requirements.

As independent financial planners we are able to source solutions from the whole of market to deliver our personal recommendations aligned to your individual requirements, rather than working from any tied arrangements; an extremely important element for both us and our clients.

At MRIB all of our relationships are extremely important to us and we are proud to have both long standing employee and client relationships that continues to contribute to our excellent reputation. 

Andy Woodall
Financial ADVISER

Andy has been an independent financial adviser for over 30 years . He specialises in advising and helping clients clearly understand their financial position in relation to the opportunities to enjoy a long, healthy and worry free retirement and importantly focus on the effective and tax efficient management of their resources to support their objectives. Long term annually reviewable plans are developed to be flexible enough to deal with any unforeseen life events that may occur. This planning and advisory service is supported by in depth and bespoke lifetime cashflow modelling which enables clients to plan effectively with confidence and to ensure they maximise the value of their asset base to reach their goals.

Andy’s client base comes from a broad and diverse background and has been developed over a career built on client introductions and referrals who have enjoyed his highly personal , enthusiastic and positive approach,  supported by an excellent client serving team who are closely involved with the process in making their plans a reality. The team are proactive, accessible and available to provide detailed and valuable advice across the spectrum of what true financial planning involves, namely building long term trusted relationships that may involve working with other professionals and family members as appropriate.

Andy is a family man and has an active interest in all sports , particularly rugby and golf through which lifelong friendships and client relationships have been developed.

Peter Matthews
Financial ADVISER

Having started in Financial Services in 1985, Peter has worked in a wide variety of roles within the profession proving advice to all walks of life including employers, employees, self-employed and business owners, to their friends and family too. 

In his own words, he has ‘a peculiar fascination’ for pensions and saving for retirement and works hard with clients to demystify the subject. Peter helps clients create meaningful goals, keeping financial planning easy to understand (no jargon) and to remain on track within a friendly, relaxed and informal meeting of minds. He’s found that simplicity and understanding, along with a smile, are the key to this. 

Peter is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. 

Nick Gwilliam
Financial ADVISER

Nick has been in the financial services sector for 28 years. The early stages of his career was spent working in the General Insurance Sector before making the transition to a Financial Planner role over 20 years ago.  Nick has a wealth of experience in advising a portfolio of both individual and business clients, relationships that have been built on strong trusted foundations over a considerable amount of time.

Nick is incredibly passionate about providing good service and providing financial planning advice in an easy and understandable manner. He is a firm advocate that in order to gain trust and deliver value, you need to act with honesty and integrity.

With a broad knowledge of the financial services industry, Nick is the ideal adviser for those clients looking to address their individual or family investment and overall financial planning needs including business protection.

Outside of the office, as an active individual, Nick is a family man with an avid interest in Rugby following retirement from the playing field.

Contact an expert

For a no-obligation consultation with one of our Independent Financial Planners, please call 01494 455616