Chris Haigh, a new member of the Continuum Team in London

Award-winning financial advisory firm Continuum has welcomed a new Financial Adviser to its team.

Continuum covers the UK and provides solutions for all types of financial planning needs – new Adviser Chris Haigh will be based in north London and will have a particular focus – on helping clients with their retirement planning. 

Says Chris: “I have been working in financial services for over 25 years, achieving Chartered Financial Planner status in 2010. Obviously, that means that I can help with the full range of financial planning needs, but I primarily advise people working towards (and into!) ‘retirement’, helping them to get their finances into shape so they can look forward to an enjoyable later life.”

“We’re living longer, which is good news – but it does mean that the financial challenges of preparing for a comfortable retirement are greater, and that proper planning for later life is all the more important.”

He explains that he starts by getting to know each new client, to understand their thinking, their dreams, and their aspirations for when they retire. This means that he can help clients better understand their financial position and work out what may be possible in terms of retirement income, therefore removing any financial stress. 

“Some people want to think about retiring early. Some want to simply take things easy, while others want to retire in style, and look forward to things like cruises. Everyone is different – but everyone can be better off with expert help.

I like to help clients draw up sensible and robust cash-flow plans and find ways to help make their plans a reality. There are often ways to make pension pots work harder.”

So, who are his typical clients?

“They are generally individuals and couples aged 55+ and thinking about what ‘retirement’ means for them – although there are also plenty of younger people who see the wisdom of planning their retirement early. 

But there are also people who have already retired, and who want to make their pensions work harder. There are those thinking about things like care costs – and others starting to look at options for estate planning.

Everyone has different needs. The challenge is finding the most appropriate solutions and strategies to best suit those needs.”

Chris has built up expert knowledge in areas including retirement planning and post-retirement income options. He is also active in IHT mitigation, and estate and tax planning.

“Keeping aware of the ever-changing developments within the later life sector, and the broader financial services industry means I can offer the most suitable advice to my clients”.

What prompted Chris to make the decision to join the Continuum team?

Continuum are a professional and well structured company, transparent in their approach, and most importantly, independent.

As a financial professional I can see that they put the client at the centre of everything they do. Their core values are aligned with my own, and this transition will allow me to continue delivering outstanding service to my clients”.

Chris explains that working with Continuum offers the benefit of independence, allowing him to select the most suitable options available across the industry, ensuring exceptional service for his clients.

I can give honest advice and focus on the products and services that mean the most suitable outcome for clients. That’s obviously better for clients – and also more professionally satisfying for me. Continuum has administrative and compliance teams, an online portal, and weekly education information – all designed to help me do more for clients and support my relationship with them.

It means having the support to take care of some of the routine tasks, giving me more time to focus on relationships with clients.”

Welcoming Chris to the team

Continuum’s Managing Partner Martin Brown is keen to welcome Chris. “We are determined to provide the very best in financial advice for people at all stages of life – and for many people the most important stage of all is their retirement.

Chris, with his specialist knowledge of retirement solutions ensures that we can provide an expert service that will mean even better outcomes for the people who come to us with questions about retirement..

He will be helping us to help more people make the right decisions for retirement and beyond.”Chris is based in Chingford, but if you live or work anywhere in or around north London, if you are thinking about pensions or investments, and especially if you are close to retirement or have already retired please contact for a free initial consultation. 

The value of an investment can go down as well as up. Capital is at risk. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate taxation advice or estate planning. A pension is a long-term investment; the fund value can go down as well as up and this can impact the level of pension benefits available.

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