• Criffel
  • martyn
  • bridge
  • River bridge
  • bridge 2
  • bridges
  • Countryside
  • Solway
  • town
  • martyn 4
  • arch
  • River
  • bridge 3
  • sun
  • criffel
  • loch 2
  • loch Kindar
  • view
  • Crichton
  • new brig
  • brig
  • beach 2
  • beach
  • Abbey
  • Castle
  • caul
  • solway
  • Martyn 1
  • sky and top
  • big sky
  • hill
  • hill2
  • Field
  • Crif
  • Abs
  • martyn 2
  • island
  • castle Carlisle


Mr J

Maria is always friendly and very helpful all the time. She reviews my plans on an annual basis and always explains my position clearly.

I would highly recommend her.

Mr H

Pamela has provided me excellent mortgage advice over many years. I've always found the advice well presented, making it easy to understand.

Happy to recommend.

Mr G

Shaun displays all the qualities I wanted when planning my future.

He has a way of discussing and explaining things that makes you feel both at ease and informed. I have recommended him to friends and professional contacts and received similar feedback.

Mrs McH

My Financial Adviser has always given great advice, which I trust.

I have Mrs McMillan's support, she understands what my needs are.

I have recommended Maria to my friends and will do so in the future.

I have a secure wellbeing with Maria.

Mr & Mrs J

We have been clients of AFL for eighteen years.

Paul Malin was our first adviser who wisely sorted out our pensions and savings for us.

Over the years we have trusted him implicitly whilst watching our investments grow.

Maria MacMillan now handles our investments and pensions with the same dedication.

We highly recommend anyone wishing to get sound, trustworthy advice on investing to speak to AFL.

Miss E

As a self-employed hairdresser, I wasn't sure how I would pay my new mortgage and the rest of my bills if I got sick.

I went to AFL for advice, and they not only provided me with mortgage insurance and critical illness cover, they also provided me with an income protection plan in case I was off work with a short term accident or illness. All of this was for the same monthly price that the bank had quoted me for basic mortgage insurance. I couldn't believe it.

They also advised me on how and why I should start saving for retirement. I now have a pension plan in place. The tax benefits alone are worth it!

I am so glad I went about seeking professional financial advice as there is no way I could have done this myself. I now feel safe and secure that my bills will be paid and I feel comfortable knowing that I am saving into my pension and won't have to fully rely on the state pension when I retire.

Mrs J

My adviser provided me with straightforward and comprehensive advice.

As a first time buyer, the world of mortgages is daunting, I was given guidance and reassurance for the duration of the process, and I  used the same adviser for future property mortgages.

I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Mrs C

After receiving a recommendation from a friend when I was looking for mortgage advice, I found Pamela gave me clear easy to understand and objective advice, offering me options that enabled me to make the best choice for my circumstances.

Following my experience with AFL Mortgage services, I was then introduced to Shaun who again has offered open, objective and clear advice in laymen’s terms about my pensions and some investments.

AFL Planning Services have provided me with ongoing support and advice and I would have no hesitation in recommending them as  Financial Advisors


Mrs P

Maria is a good adviser, she listens to what you would like to do with your money, then advises on the best way to do it.

She asks a lot of questions, but this is because she can then find out which investments and level of risk you would like to take, then points you in the right direction.

If you need any help or advice, she is only on the end of the phone or you can call into the office just about any time you want.

Mr C

I would be lost without my adviser. 

He has always given sound, trustworthy advice.

He always advises on what is best for my situation, and puts my interests first.

He has always went over and above, and the service is always exceptional.

I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Mrs W

My husband Jack and I first met with AFL back in 2005 when we were seeking some investment advice. We found AFL to be informative, friendly and most importantly, we trusted them with our savings. They came to see us every year to review our plans and ensure that they continue to be suitable for us. 

When Jack sadly passed away in February 2017, AFL used their utmost discretion and managed to ensure that the transfer of funds was done as smoothly as possible. They continue to manage and review my plans on an annual basis and thanks to that, my investments are now in the most tax efficient environment. If and when I need access to my savings, it’s just a simple phone call and they take care of it for me. I am glad that we went to see AFL when we did as I don’t think I would be in the position I am in today if I hadn’t.


Mrs B

I have always found that my adviser is very patient, and good at explaining financial matters, and any queries put to her.

Her advice on investments is sound - I continue to be very pleased with their performance.

during a recent period of great personal stress, I received prompt attention and was very grateful for the support received.

Mrs C

After receiving a recommendation from a friend when I was looking for mortgage advice five years ago, I found the Advice for Life team gave me clear easy to understand and objective advice, offering  me mortgage options that enabled me to make the best choice for my circumstances.

Following my positive experience with Advice for Life‘s Mortgage services, I was then introduced to the investment team who again gave me open, objective and clear advice in laymen’s terms about my pensions and some investments.

Over the last five years, I have continued to contact Advice for Life for information as my circumstances have changed, and they continue to give me great support.  I would have no hesitation in recommending them as Financial Advisors

Mr K

We are very happy with Maria of AFL handling and advising us with our financial investments.

Mrs B

Shaun Murphy took on my elderly aunt to build a new portfolio.

He has been attentive, sincere, honest and supportive throughout our negotiations and I consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have had him recommended to us.

Mrs H

I contacted Advice for Life as I had recently bought my first house and needed insurance in place for the mortgage. I had no idea where to start online and wanted to speak to someone direct so they could advise me correctly. 

Eloise explained everything thoroughly and answered all questions I had and made sure I fully understood what I was taking out.

I chose Advice for Life as they are local, and I was recommended by friends who also use them. I was extremely happy with the service provided as not only did we get a good deal, it was also fast an efficient. It was also good to know I could call or e mail if I ever had any issues and I would definitely recommend to my friends in the future if they ever need to speak to someone for advice.

Mr S

I have had the pleasure of working with Shaun for a number of years. His advice and guidance has been easy to understand and follow and he has always been available to allay any concerns or proactively suggest any investment/savings avenue that may suit us.

I would have no hesitation in recommending him and have done so.

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