Successful businesses need the right relationships. Choosing us means you’ll have a partnership you can depend on, with experts who understand your world.
We can advise you on workplace pensions, employee benefits, group risk, corporate investment and business protection for your business as well as a whole range of personal services for you and your employees.
We hold to the highest professional standards, seek out the latest knowledge and accreditation and we’re determined to continue proving that sound ethics deliver success.
Find out what we can do for your business…
The requirements for workplace pensions are straightforward, but meeting them can be daunting. We can help.
With increasing regulatory oversight of company sponsored pensions, whether the arrangement is a traditional occupational pension or a workplace scheme put in place to meet your auto enrolment obligations as an employer, good management is essential.
Our experience covers both trust-based and contract-based pension schemes. In trust-based arrangements, whether defined benefit (DB) or defined contribution (DC), the pension scheme assets are held by trustees to manage, who have the responsibility to act in the best interest of members. With contract- based schemes – typically either a Master Trust such as NEST or a Group Personal Pension plan - these responsibilities fall on the employer.
Because of auto enrolment, there are increased obligations on employers to ensure that the DC scheme they have in place, whether trust or contract based, is designed to produce good outcomes for members as well as offering value for money to them. This is because in these schemes all of the investment risk falls on the member.
Our governance framework will be designed around your requirements to deliver the best possible value to both you as an employer and to your employees, ensuring your scheme remains compliant with the standards set out by the Pensions Regulators or the Financial Conduct Authority.
Auto enrolment obligations apply to every business employing more than one person. While the requirements may seem quite straightforward, the process can be both complex and daunting.
We enable companies to assess staff effectively and complete the processes efficiently. Most of our clients already have a pension provider, but if you don’t or you’d like to revisit this then we can help you to find and implement an appropriate Work Place Pension Scheme.
Our support extends to making presentations to your staff, to explain and offer guidance, as well as providing tailored financial advice to any member of your team who needs it.
Employee benefits are becoming increasingly important when it comes to attracting and retaining skilled staff. We can help with the following:
Employee benefits are fast becoming as important in attracting skilled staff and by investing in your employees helps retain your most valuable assets. We can help with the following:
Your group protection arrangements can be structured to provide different levels of benefits for senior employees, which we can tailor to your business objectives.
Healthcare benefits we can help with:
Benefits can be structured to suit you. Whether this is being paid by the employer, which is normally the case for core benefits, or by the employee under a flexible or voluntary benefits arrangement for additional benefits. Flexible benefit schemes allow employees to vary their pay and or benefits package to reflect their own requirements. They differ from voluntary benefit schemes where employees pay for extra benefits.
We can also help with finding the right provider to provide perks to your employees to increase loyalty and aid recruitment.
We can give you the clarity and confidence to make sound investment decisions.
We can give you the clarity and confidence to make sound investment decisions, helping you achieve your business goals while managing risk. Corporate financial investment is complex and requires advice you can trust. We're experts, continually seeking out the latest knowledge and accreditation. Our expertise covers shareholder agreements, shareholder protection, key person insurance, corporate investment and commercial mortgages. And we can help you with the practical issues, such as maximising funds on deposit, the tax implications of business profit extraction, pension planning and the tax implications of employee benefits.
If you’re thinking about buying or leasing property we can help you make financing decisions that are tax-efficient, flexible and focused on your goals. We can do the same when you’re financing assets — from engineering equipment in a factory to upgrading your computer system.
We believe in paying taxes, but we may still be able to reduce your tax burden in an ethical way, working with your accountant on tax planning.
Please Note: The value of pensions and investments can fall as well as rise, and you could get back less than you invested
We'll help safeguard the continuity of your business
One of our key roles is to safeguard the continuity of your business, by protecting those who look after it.
People are your greatest asset, and losing someone important to your business is a risk worth considering. We can help you identify which individuals matter to your business and in what way, then establish the appropriate level of cover for them.
We specialise in all aspects of business protection, including:
We’ll take a practical view of the risks you face. For example, if one of your shareholders or partners died or became incapacitated, usually their shares would pass to their beneficiaries. That could disrupt your business and leave you without enough capital to buy back the shares and regain control. But with shareholder protection, you’d get a lump sum to help cover the cost of buying back those shares.
We’ll think carefully about what works best for you. If you’re a director, cover can extend to both salary and dividend payments — so you can focus on getting well and returning to your role without other financial burdens or anxiety. You may also want to provide directors or employees with private medical insurance. We can search the whole market to find a solution that keeps both your business and your people healthy and thriving.
Excellent service and company, I feel assured my future investments/pension is secure. Paul is great, explains everything so I can understand it, nothing is ever a problem, his professionalism is top drawer. Many thanks Paul.
I couldn’t manage my finances efficiently without the advice of Matt Hughes. He is very patient with my misunderstandings!
Pete and Helen are clients of John Woolhouse and we asked them about their relationship with John and how having a good Financial Adviser has helped them achieve their dreams.
In the 2+ years that my wife and I have been using Furnley House to manage our investment portfolios, the service we have received has been nothing short of exemplary.
I’ve had contact with several people in the organisation and received excellent customer service and advice. No pressure, just great advice, tailored to me on top of being extremely responsive. The client portal is the best I’ve seen and keeps everything in one place. Very highly recommended.
Excellent customer service and advice. No pressure, just great advice, tailored to me on top of being extremely responsive.
I have worked with George for many years and his advice has always been very valuable. He is always available whenever I need advice and explains things in layman’s terms!
“I am very satisfied with the level of professional advice given and the personal service I received from Furnley House.”
Steve Collier joined us as Financial Planner in September 2016. With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Steve bought a wealth of knowledge to Furnley House and a number of his clients chose to stay with Steve and moved their investments to Furnley House. One of those clients was Stephen Walsh, he started working with Steve ove… Read more
A great company to deal with, very helpful staff and offer a better more efficient service than any other company that I have dealt with. Strongly recommend to all! Especially beneficial to people looking for life insurances and mortgages!