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4.9
Based on 76 reviews
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Fairstone NI

Location: Glasgow, Belfast, London

Medics Money Verified

Free initial first consultation


Review
Providing financial planning advice to doctors throughout Northern Ireland through face to face meetings or remotely by Teams/Zoom or telephone consultation. When I meet clients for the first time I would not be surprised to hear they have sacrificed a lot of time and energy to reach their current position. They may also be facing some professional as well as personal challenges. Getting to know and understand my clients, their work life, their home life, their dreams and aspirations is vital if I am to help them to plan for the future. I'm a VouchedFor UK Top Rated Financial Adviser in 2020 and 2021.

Professional bodies: Chartered Insurance Institute

Services offered:

  • Estate planning
  • Investment advice
  • Life Insurance and Income protection
  • NHS Pension advice
  • Private Pension advice

Reviews


Michael has helped me plan my finances now for over 15 years. By helping me negotiate my way out of student debt, to planning for third level education for my children, Michael has always given a fair and honest assessment of my situation and how it has changed over time. In these uncertain times it is more important than ever to protect, plan and manage our finances. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael’s services to any colleague needing financial advice.

Dominic

Consultant
Anaesthetics



Michael got in touch immediately to set up a free consultation. He tailored his advice to my personal circumstances and focused on income protection insurance which was what I was looking for. I appreciated that his advice was independent and he was able to get me a better price than what I could find myself online. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

Patrick

Clinical Fellow
Emergency medicine



I reached out to Michael to source income protection as I began to locum. Michael was approachable and reliable from the outset. After an initial meeting to discuss my needs and importantly, to highlight costs, he came up with a range of options for me to choose from. I would recommend Michael without hesitation & will certainly be using his services for future financial advice.

Ciaran

Locum
Medical



I am delighted to share my gratitude for the exceptional services provided by Michael Guilfoyle at Fairstone. Michael demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the unique financial challenges faced by doctors. From our initial consultation to the finalisation of my income protection plan, Michael was professional, transparent, and demonstrated a genuine commitment to my financial well-being. Michael was able to simplify complex financial concepts, ensuring I had a clear understanding of the tailored plan and its benefits. The personalised approach and attention to detail made the entire process smooth and stress-free. I highly recommend Michael to fellow doctors seeking specialised financial guidance. Thank you, Michael for your exceptional service!

Alexandra

Locum
Medical

Fairstone NI Replied: Thankyou very much for such a wonderful testimonial.I can’t tell you how much that means to me.



Michael has been been my financial adviser for over 20 years. I have always received sound advise that has seen me through many stages of my life and career. He is very approachable and I more than content to continue with him for the future.

Brendan

Consultant
Surgery



Michael Guilfoyle has been very helpful and supporting in resolving all my queries Would recommend a consultation with him for any doctor

Eva

ST3-ST6
Medical



Michael was very knowledgeable with NHS pensions and protection advice. Easy to work with and was able to explain the reasons for his recommendations clearly. I would be happy to recommend him to colleagues.

Jonathan

Consultant
Radiology



Michael has been our financial advisor for 20 years. In this time, he has always given us sound financial advice, listened attentively to what our needs where at each stage, and helped us make informed decisions about financial protection/plans/mortgages etc. He has also pointed out honestly to us when he felt our targets or thoughts were perhaps incorrect/not suitable or appropriate for us in a professional friendly manner. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone, but particularly my medical friends as he has great insight and full understanding of the nuances particular to medics.

ANNE

GP - General Practitioner partner
GP



Listened well and clearly communicated options. First class service. Extremely knowledgable. Thank you!

M

Consultant
Speciality not listed



Michael has been advising both me and my husband since we qualified, in medicine and dentistry, over 15 years ago. He has always provided us with comprehensive, reliable advice in many areas, including income protection, life insurance, mortgage advice and future financial planning. He has supported us through many different stages of our life. He understands the needs of medical professionals and I highly recommend his services.

Clare

GP - General Practitioner partner
GP



I received sound and timely advice regarding critical illness cover and income protection prior to commencing a new training programme. Mr Guilfoyle is knowledgable, pleasant and very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend him.

Jenny

GP - ST2 - 3
Medical



Gave good financial advice .Explained options well . Very approachable.

Catherine

Trust Grade
Medical



We have been with Michael throughout most of our careers as doctors. His advice has been invaluable in our financial planning from moving house, insurances , investments and now retirement planning. I can honestly say that I never have to worry about " financial matters " as Michael helped us plan for the short , medium and long term.

CONOR

GP - General Practitioner partner
GP



I have used Fairstone for years and have always found the service to be professional but also personal. The advisors have significant experience working with the medical profession and and are able to tailor advice to meet specific needs.

Dominic

Consultant
Medical



Helped us decide on income protection and advised on additional life insurance

Christine

GP - General Practitioner partner
GP



- financial planning (tax, retirement and saving review) - policy planning (ill health) - Mortgage review

Jonathan

GP - General Practitioner locum
GP



Long term financial advice including insurances, mortgages, income protection, investments and tax. Friendly, always available, honest and reliable. Always has your interest at heart. Couldn’t recommend enough.

Peter

Consultant
Medical



Michael advised us on income protection insurance and life insurance. He gave good advice on ISAs, longer term investments and our pensions. I found him to be extremely professional, knowledgable and helpful. This service was invaluable to us. I would highly recommend him to a colleague.

Sarah

CT2 / ST2
Anaesthetics



Michael was extremely helpful in advising on what income and mortgage protection was most suitable. He is very experienced in helping doctors in these matters which I found very reassuring and was guided by his expertise.

Alison

GP - ST1
GP



Michael has advised us on all our investments/isas/life cover/pensions over the last 10+ years He offers expert reliable advice and I can highly recommend him !

Ciara

GP - General Practitioner partner
GP



Michael was extremely helpful in advising on what income and mortgage protection was most suitable. He is very experienced in helping doctors in these matters which I found very reassuring and was guided by his expertise.

Alison

GP - ST1
GP



I've known and trusted Michael for over 20years having first given me financial advice at the start of my GP career. He has helped me with financial investments; income protection and locum cover; mortgages, pension planning and wills. He has advised me at every stage of my GP career and family life and through the ups and downs of the financial landscape!

Martin Jerome

GP - General Practitioner partner
GP



I have known Michael Guilfoyle at Fairstone NI for many years right from my early training through to Consultant life. He and his colleagues have always been very helpful in advising me in the changing critical illness, income protection and mortgage needs for myself and family. He has always been a pleasure to deal with and completely trustworthy. No hesitation in recommending!

Richard

Consultant
Surgery



Michael Guilfoyle of Fairstone NI is the first financial adviser I have worked with. I wanted to understand the complexities of the NHS pension scheme and annual allowance scheme and he was the only person to explain these well to me. He has an excellent understanding of the financial issues affecting doctors. He tailors his advice to his client and is attentive, patient and trustworthy. He gave me sound advice on ways to make the most of savings, taking into account my personal preferences and risk profile. He is extremely professional whilst still being very easy to talk to and readily available for queries. I would recommend him highly to any doctor looking for financial advice.

Sonia

Consultant
Ophthalmology



Michael sorted out our mortgage, critical illness and savings vehicles. He worked around our shift patterns, and provided sensible, clear information. I have recommended him to my colleagues

Nick

Consultant
Emergency medicine



Michael has been our Financial Advisor for many years. He understands the financial circumstances of doctors and the importance of making provision for potential ill health, provision for kids tertiary education, and the financial security of doctors and their families. Michael is very knowledgeable, and always professional. We have always found his advice to be sensible and appropriate to our needs.

Colin

GP - General Practitioner partner
GP



Great advice over many years across a range of financial matters. Regular reassessment and review. Easily contactable and prompt response to ad hoc queries. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Colin

Consultant
Medical



Michael helped arrange an income protection plan with superior benefits and a lower monthly cost than what was being offered by my current provider. Thoroughly recommended.

Ferg

Consultant
Paediatrics and child health