I am passionate about my job, as by providing financial planning advice I help clients fulfil their financial dreams in retirement. We achieve this through careful financial planning and Investment management, making sure their planning stays on track from start to finish. My clients benefit because their money works for them, so it is not eroded by charges and inflation.

Richard Porter, Director & Financial Adviser,
Lonsdale Services, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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Richard Porter
Director & Independent Financial Adviser, St Albans, Hertfordshire


Financial Planning Specialisms: Investment Planning, Estate Planning, Protection, Pension Advice & Retirement Planning, Tax, Cash Flow Modelling


RPA Awards Best Individual Pensions Advice FirmAfter graduating from University in 1995 with a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in Financial Economics Richard spent 8 years working for National Provident Institution providing financial advice, working his way up to senior financial consultant and focusing on large national advisory firms. He joined Lonsdale Services Limited in 2005.

Richard is an experienced Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) who specialises in providing financial and investment advice to high net worth business owners. He manages their financial planning and provides advice on pension, retirement, investments, estate planning and tax planning requirements. Richard also provides financial consultancy for companies, offering them financial advice and working with them to implement employee benefit solution.

In August 2015 Richard passed the Chartered Institute of Insurance (R08) Pensions Update examination, ensuring Richard is qualified to give advice on new pension legislation.

St Albans Chamber of CommerceAs a Retirement Benefit Specialist Richard works with individual pension clients & companies by providing pension advice. Richard will review your pension contributions to ensure you achieve your retirement goals, and he will manage your pension income in retirement.

In 2018 Lonsdale Services won the Retirement Planner Award (RPA) for Best Individual Pension Advice firm in the South East and Anglia, and we were ‘highly commended’ in the Estate Planner Adviser category. In 2017 we won the RPA Outstanding Customer Care award.

When he’s not providing financial advice Richard likes being with his young family at home and on holiday, and when he gets time off he enjoys the occasional game of golf!

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Richard is always extremely helpful and responsive and I would unreservedly recommend him to anyone who is interested in finding an independent financial adviser.”

Mr M, Hertfordshire

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