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Our Stories

We’ve worked with some great people over the years. The stories we forge together are key to both their lives and our business.

See how we’ve impacted the lives of our clients in their local communities through their stories, told in their words.

  • J.S. MACNAGHTEN

    After a number of relocations and changes, we had begun to feel anxious about our financial position and did not have confidence in knowing how best to prepare for a comfortable secure future. This was already well into retirement.

    We asked trusted friends for recommendations and looked for ourselves. We actually found David Gibson on the internet and decided we were impressed by his website and his qualifications. Our first meeting was completely satisfying and his proposals were very well thought out and tailored to our needs and the degree of risk we would want to take. We also left feeling that we knew were we stood financially and that we could maintain a reasonable standard of living. Whenever we have had a question to do with our finances, David has been quick to respond and very helpful. We recommend him highly.

  • Helen

    I‘ve been working with David for about 5 years now. I always liked to think of myself as having some financial acumen, but I was in my 50s and starting to think ahead to early retirement. I knew I was certainly missing a trick or two in making my money work for me.

    Since working with David I’ve realized more than a few of the benefits of having a financial advisor. As a busy director in a global company it’s hard to find the time to review the balance of my portfolio and figure out what changes to make, understand how to work capital gains tax to my advantage, or identify opportunities for tax relief on some investments.

    Now I have an expert who does that for me I feel much more confident I’m getting the best return on my investments as I plan for semi-retirement in the next year. I am more than happy to recommend David’s services.

  • Sam and Ann

    My wife and I approached David, at Gibson FP, after he was recommended to us by a family member. I was in my mid 50's and was planning for retirement. With David’s help I was able to retire earlier than I originally thought possible. 

    David has a wonderful knack of explaining financial issues in easy to understand ways. In the time we have worked with him he has taken the time to understand what we value in life and so works with us to make sure that we make the most of every opportunity available to us. He keeps us up to date, regularly anticipates questions we may have about economic issues and their likely impact and makes himself available when we need to speak to him.

  • Roger and Gwen

    As retirement was approaching for both my wife and myself, we felt it necessary to create an overview of our financial position. We were moving from two regular monthly incomes to a position of two final salary teacher pensions. We also felt it was worthwhile for us to seek professional assistance.

    Having contacted Gibson Financial Planning, I recall arriving at David’s office armed with boxes and files of bank statements, pay slips, old and new policies etc. – things definitely needed to be streamlined!

    David considered all our circumstances and got back to us a few days later. He helped us to organise for the present and the future after looking at our incomes and outgoings. He provided options for us and gave us the opportunity to make our own informed decisions. He took into account the fact that we were cautious with our savings and helped us create a plan which was personal to us. The boxes and files quickly disappeared to be replaced by a much clearer and compact summary of our finances.

    There was a relaxed yet professional environment for us to discuss these very important issues. David is well informed with excellent interpersonal skills and all relevant information was considered in a clear and concise manner. Communication is good and we are kept informed regularly of any changes which might affect us. An annual review meeting also takes place where future planning is examined in detail. David is always available if we have any queries with regard to our financial situation.

  • Elizabeth Griffin,
    Hampshire

    The firm of Gibson Financial Planning were initially recommended to my late husband and I in 2015 by my sister who has been a client for many years. As my husband was terminally ill, he was anxious to secure my financial future and invest with a Financial Advisor who he felt he could totally trust.

    Sadly I lost my husband in 2016 and as a retired Widow, I find it reassuring to know I can contact Gibson FP with any financial queries or concerns and it is dealt with immediately, professionally and always with a personal touch. I receive regular updates, have an annual meeting to review my investments and can easily access my accounts online. The financial sector is a specialist field and can be a difficult path to navigate without good representation; Gibson FP have made sound financial investments with my life savings, optimising my returns with minimal risk. I have complete confidence and trust in Gibson FP and would highly recommend them without reservation.

  • Michael

    Long ago, I concluded that my best strategy for retirement was to work hard, save as much as I possibly could to take advantage of the tax incentives, and invest for the long term to build-up enough to enable me to retire early and have a comfortable retirement without any money worries. It is a strategy that has worked for me.

    Having spent most of my working life in England, I decided to live out my later years amidst the scenic splendours of the Causeway Coast. On returning to Northern Ireland, I set about the task of finding someone local to manage my pension and investment portfolio. After searching online, I drew up a shortlist of potential firms that seemed to meet my requirements. 

    The first firm I approached was Gibson Financial Planning and following a meeting with David Gibson, I instinctively knew that this was someone I could do business with and didn’t need to look any further. I haven’t been disappointed. David is knowledgeable, responds promptly to any queries I might have and explains things clearly. He is friendly, yet always professional in his approach. And as I stroll along the beach or cliff top path in the glorious sunshine (well perhaps not always), I can relax in the knowledge that my portfolio is being well looked after and instead of money concerns, all I need worry about is where to go on my next holiday to find that elusive sun!

  • Mary

    We as a family of four have been dealing with Gibson Financial Planning for a number of years now. We were introduced to GFP many years ago by my Aunt who formerly had dealt with Bill Gibson before David took over the reins. 

    We have found GFP an efficient and very professional company to deal with. No matter what you want to do, GFP makes it painless, and David talks in simple terms that people who aren’t in the financial business can understand, and relate to. He also is very happy to take the time to explain what is best if he thinks you need to make changes to your portfolio.

    One of us is retired now and the other one is considering retirement so good financial planning, and someone we can trust is of upmost importance to us. At this stage our sons have small portfolios, but we will certainly be encouraging them to continue with GFP.

    If we had to describe GFP in three words… professional but personal.

  • John Wilson

    On reaching 50 years of age and having managed finances and pensions in a very ad hoc way I wanted to have some certainty over the management of my finances as I approached retirement. 

    My wife and I approached Gibson Financial Planning (GFP) who provided a comprehensive Pension & Investments Recommendations Report for us which gave us a holistic view of our financial status and the information we needed to make the decisions necessary to plan for our retirement. GFP then took the administrative responsibility for the complex task of contacting the many investment and pension companies; and successfully consolidated our investments and pensions onto a modern, centralised financial platform under a GFP recommended investment portfolio. 

    We found GFPs practice to be highly qualified with excellent investment and pensions advice explained in terms we could understand. GFP are very attentive, providing regular updates, and have given us the confidence and assurance that our finances are in very capable hands. We would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone needing retirement or financial planning advice.

  • LYNN AND BRENDAN

    David has been helping us since 2012 when we both retired. He has advised us on pensions and general financial planning, always very considerate of our personal circumstances and concerns.  We have been very happy with all aspects of the very professional service David offers.

J.S. MACNAGHTEN
Helen
Sam & Anne
Roger & Gwen
Elizabeth Griffin
Michael
Mary
John Wilson
Lynn & Brendan
  • J.S. MACNAGHTEN

    After a number of relocations and changes, we had begun to feel anxious about our financial position and did not have confidence in knowing how best to prepare for a comfortable secure future. This was already well into retirement.

    We asked trusted friends for recommendations and looked for ourselves. We actually found David Gibson on the internet and decided we were impressed by his website and his qualifications. Our first meeting was completely satisfying and his proposals were very well thought out and tailored to our needs and the degree of risk we would want to take. We also left feeling that we knew were we stood financially and that we could maintain a reasonable standard of living. Whenever we have had a question to do with our finances, David has been quick to respond and very helpful. We recommend him highly.

  • Helen

    I‘ve been working with David for about 5 years now. I always liked to think of myself as having some financial acumen, but I was in my 50s and starting to think ahead to early retirement. I knew I was certainly missing a trick or two in making my money work for me.

    Since working with David I’ve realized more than a few of the benefits of having a financial advisor. As a busy director in a global company it’s hard to find the time to review the balance of my portfolio and figure out what changes to make, understand how to work capital gains tax to my advantage, or identify opportunities for tax relief on some investments.

    Now I have an expert who does that for me I feel much more confident I’m getting the best return on my investments as I plan for semi-retirement in the next year. I am more than happy to recommend David’s services.

  • Sam and Ann

    My wife and I approached David, at Gibson FP, after he was recommended to us by a family member. I was in my mid 50's and was planning for retirement. With David’s help I was able to retire earlier than I originally thought possible. 

    David has a wonderful knack of explaining financial issues in easy to understand ways. In the time we have worked with him he has taken the time to understand what we value in life and so works with us to make sure that we make the most of every opportunity available to us. He keeps us up to date, regularly anticipates questions we may have about economic issues and their likely impact and makes himself available when we need to speak to him.

  • Roger and Gwen

    As retirement was approaching for both my wife and myself, we felt it necessary to create an overview of our financial position. We were moving from two regular monthly incomes to a position of two final salary teacher pensions. We also felt it was worthwhile for us to seek professional assistance.

    Having contacted Gibson Financial Planning, I recall arriving at David’s office armed with boxes and files of bank statements, pay slips, old and new policies etc. – things definitely needed to be streamlined!

    David considered all our circumstances and got back to us a few days later. He helped us to organise for the present and the future after looking at our incomes and outgoings. He provided options for us and gave us the opportunity to make our own informed decisions. He took into account the fact that we were cautious with our savings and helped us create a plan which was personal to us. The boxes and files quickly disappeared to be replaced by a much clearer and compact summary of our finances.

    There was a relaxed yet professional environment for us to discuss these very important issues. David is well informed with excellent interpersonal skills and all relevant information was considered in a clear and concise manner. Communication is good and we are kept informed regularly of any changes which might affect us. An annual review meeting also takes place where future planning is examined in detail. David is always available if we have any queries with regard to our financial situation.

  • Elizabeth Griffin,
    Hampshire

    The firm of Gibson Financial Planning were initially recommended to my late husband and I in 2015 by my sister who has been a client for many years. As my husband was terminally ill, he was anxious to secure my financial future and invest with a Financial Advisor who he felt he could totally trust.

    Sadly I lost my husband in 2016 and as a retired Widow, I find it reassuring to know I can contact Gibson FP with any financial queries or concerns and it is dealt with immediately, professionally and always with a personal touch. I receive regular updates, have an annual meeting to review my investments and can easily access my accounts online. The financial sector is a specialist field and can be a difficult path to navigate without good representation; Gibson FP have made sound financial investments with my life savings, optimising my returns with minimal risk. I have complete confidence and trust in Gibson FP and would highly recommend them without reservation.

  • Michael

    Long ago, I concluded that my best strategy for retirement was to work hard, save as much as I possibly could to take advantage of the tax incentives, and invest for the long term to build-up enough to enable me to retire early and have a comfortable retirement without any money worries. It is a strategy that has worked for me.

    Having spent most of my working life in England, I decided to live out my later years amidst the scenic splendours of the Causeway Coast. On returning to Northern Ireland, I set about the task of finding someone local to manage my pension and investment portfolio. After searching online, I drew up a shortlist of potential firms that seemed to meet my requirements. 

    The first firm I approached was Gibson Financial Planning and following a meeting with David Gibson, I instinctively knew that this was someone I could do business with and didn’t need to look any further. I haven’t been disappointed. David is knowledgeable, responds promptly to any queries I might have and explains things clearly. He is friendly, yet always professional in his approach. And as I stroll along the beach or cliff top path in the glorious sunshine (well perhaps not always), I can relax in the knowledge that my portfolio is being well looked after and instead of money concerns, all I need worry about is where to go on my next holiday to find that elusive sun!

  • Mary

    We as a family of four have been dealing with Gibson Financial Planning for a number of years now. We were introduced to GFP many years ago by my Aunt who formerly had dealt with Bill Gibson before David took over the reins. 

    We have found GFP an efficient and very professional company to deal with. No matter what you want to do, GFP makes it painless, and David talks in simple terms that people who aren’t in the financial business can understand, and relate to. He also is very happy to take the time to explain what is best if he thinks you need to make changes to your portfolio.

    One of us is retired now and the other one is considering retirement so good financial planning, and someone we can trust is of upmost importance to us. At this stage our sons have small portfolios, but we will certainly be encouraging them to continue with GFP.

    If we had to describe GFP in three words… professional but personal.

  • John Wilson

    On reaching 50 years of age and having managed finances and pensions in a very ad hoc way I wanted to have some certainty over the management of my finances as I approached retirement. 

    My wife and I approached Gibson Financial Planning (GFP) who provided a comprehensive Pension & Investments Recommendations Report for us which gave us a holistic view of our financial status and the information we needed to make the decisions necessary to plan for our retirement. GFP then took the administrative responsibility for the complex task of contacting the many investment and pension companies; and successfully consolidated our investments and pensions onto a modern, centralised financial platform under a GFP recommended investment portfolio. 

    We found GFPs practice to be highly qualified with excellent investment and pensions advice explained in terms we could understand. GFP are very attentive, providing regular updates, and have given us the confidence and assurance that our finances are in very capable hands. We would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone needing retirement or financial planning advice.

  • LYNN AND BRENDAN

    David has been helping us since 2012 when we both retired. He has advised us on pensions and general financial planning, always very considerate of our personal circumstances and concerns.  We have been very happy with all aspects of the very professional service David offers.

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