About Us

Over the last 20 years, the company has gone from strength to strength; even following Dave’s retirement in 2012 due to health issues we have continued to provide independent financial advice to over 250 clients; whether it be pensions and investments or mortgages and life assurance, we pride ourselves on providing every client with the best possible customer service – tailored to meet their individual needs.

Backed by an incredibly supportive and able administrative team, the only advisor that you will see is Andy. This ensures that over the years you receive continuity of advice and support and you are dealing with an advisor with whom you can build a long term relationship.


It’s Your Money.  Make it work for you.

Maherbrownsword was set up in 1994 by Andy Maher, an ex-teacher and professional basketball player. Soon afterwards, Dave Brownsword joined a colleague of Andy’s from their days at Sunlife of Canada.

The aim of the company has always been to put the client at the heart of everything we do. We believe that if you understand the benefits of financial advice, you are better informed to make the right choices for you and your families. Sensible people make money work for them.

Maher Brownsword take pride in the personal financial service and independent advice we offer, guiding you through the financial processes every step of the way. As an Independent Financial Advisor we can give you access to the broadest range of products and services; that are right for you. We are not tied to a bank or building society so the whole financial marketplace is available. This means we will work with you to find the best possible financial solution.

Whether you are looking at Pensions or Investments; Mortgages or Life Assurance, we are confident that we can help you make your money work for you.

Our fees can be structured in a variety of ways; either with an upfront fee or an ongoing commission based approach. Whichever is right for you we will always be open and transparent about the fees you will be charged right from the very start.


Meet the Team

Andy Maher

BEd(Hons),DipEd , DipPFS, Certs CII(MP & ER)

Additional Qualifications                – Financial Planning Certificate, Chartered Insurance Institute

  • Certificate in Mortgage Practice, Institute of Financial Services


Support staff

Our support staff work hard to ensure you receive the best possible service. With a very experience Office Manager, they provide Andy with the most up to date research to ensure that your meetings are as quick an efficient as possible. They liaise, on your behalf, with providers and ensure that all the necessary paperwork is processed in line with FCA guidelines.


Want to know more?

Call us for a friendly chat on 01789 268656 or email: info@no1ifa.com