Welcome to Highwood Financial Services

Protecting your wealth for over a quarter of a century

Empowering you to build and protect your wealth with independent financial advice

Our team of highly experienced financial advisers can help you achieve your lifestyle goals and financial ambitions.

Perhaps you want to retire early and focus on doing the things you love? Build a savings and investment portfolio that provides you with financial freedom? Or grow your business in the most tax-efficient way?

We’ll work with you to establish your unique needs, values, goals and life challenges before we develop your clear and robust financial plan. We’ll always be on hand to help guide you with jargon-free, honest financial advice when you need it, allowing you to go on living your life with peace of mind knowing that your financial matters are taken care of.

Expertise

Our expert team of financial advisers hold or are working towards either Certified or Chartered status.

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Experience

We are a highly established firm with over 30 years experience advising businesses and private clients.

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Service

Exceptional service is at the forefront of what we do. We arrange meetings at your convenience; via video conference, at your home, place of work or our offices.

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Trust

A reputable firm that builds long standing, trusted relationships with our clients, always holding their best interests at heart.

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Comprehensive Financial Solutions for Your Peace of Mind

At Highwood Financial Services, we pride ourselves on offering bespoke financial solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of both individual and corporate clients. With a focus on integrating your assets, needs, and values, our experienced advisors work closely with you to craft a holistic financial plan. If you have £350,000 or more in investable assets, our team will help you navigate the complexities of financial planning, ensuring every aspect of your financial wellbeing is considered and optimised. Discover the Highwood difference, where your financial future is our top priority. 

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Lifestyle

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Tax

Inflation’s stubborn cumulative effect

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Investment

Not in the NIC of time

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Pensions

Probate fees on the rise

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Lifestyle

New British Savings Bond – worth the wait?

National Savings provides a glimpse of the new bond promised in the Spring Budget. Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget had an emphasis on Britishness with talk of “the great British pub”, ‘the British ISA’ (now a UK ISA) and ‘Great British Nuclear’. Included on the list of Britishness was the promise of a new ‘British Savings…

Investment