About us

DRC Associates has over 30 years financial experience to benefit you and your family.

We are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and are a totally independent, fee based, financial planning business with full professional indemnity insurance . We are not tied to any insurance company so we can be totally independent when putting together a solution for our clients.

Our clients are our number one priority and we are committed to providing you with first class service from our highly qualified and experienced individuals.

We have invested in technology and have robust systems so that we can deliver an efficient highly personal service from our team.

We aim to respond quickly to client queries and requests, usually on the same day.

We are open and honest and know that our clients value our integrity and feel that they can trust us with looking after theirs and their family’s financial affairs.

The business is run by Richard McArthur who is the founder and managing director. DRC Associates was established in 2017 and is the culmination of Richard’s career which started in financial services in 1988. Richard has gained a wealth of experience over 30 years in the financial planning business working for large insurance companies, a large national accountancy practise and a variety of regional advisers.

Richard graduated from Leeds University and holds an honours degree in management science and operational research. He later studied with the Personal Finance Society, gaining a diploma in financial planning and continues to keep abreast of changes in the industry by attending regular seminars and forums.

His financial services qualifications, coupled with accountancy knowledge and experience means that he is ideally positioned to offer advice and guidance on your savings, investments and pensions.
Away from the office Richard enjoy spending time with his family, travelling and going on walks with their family dog.

What makes us different?

We are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide advice on a full range of financial planning services regarding personal and corporate planning. We are an independent firm which means we are not tied to any providers, allowing us to recommend products from the whole of the market which are most suited to your needs.

Our advisers are supported by a highly qualified back office team who have access to the most up-to-date technology available and on-line valuation systems.