Oswald Browne Associates
Oswald Browne

Oswald Browne


Oswald Browne started his financial services career in Dublin in 1961 with Guardian Royal Exchange, initially as an underwriter then steadily rising through the ranks branching into sales with GRE.

Oswald eventually moved into the UK financial sector in London around 1971, which broadened his horizons and experience within this field. He joined a professional firm of insurance brokers where he had responsibility for training and sales. Inevitably Oswald outgrew the company and took the natural progressive step of setting up his own firm of financial advisers and brokers in London. By now it was 1978 and the firm of Oswald Browne Associates has been established and he continues to run the company as to this day.

In 2014 he altered the structure of the firm and it became a partnership with long-term colleague Alan Murphy. He has seen a lot over the last four decades, including the evolution of financial services and has been FPC qualified for the last twenty years, but he has also broadened his horizons over this time.

His multi-faceted business model includes his successful dental practice brokers, his Insurance brokers and he has also ventured into a completely different field as a hotelier. Oswald’s drive and enthusiasm have not diminished over the last 40 years and indeed he continues to drive his businesses on a daily basis.

Alan Murphy

Alan Murphy


I started in Financial Services in 1987 initially offering mortgage and protection advice.
After the introduction of the Financial Services Act the following year, I made sure I passed exams and became a fully qualified Independent Financial Adviser.

The Company I was with were preparing to “tie” to a Life Company so I would no longer be able to offer Independent impartial advice and as luck would have it I was approached by another Mortgage Advice company to
Manage their Financial Advisers with the assurance that they would remain independent.

After seven years I decided to set up a firm backed by a committee of Legal Practices in Ayr, of which I was Managing Director. This remained until I was approached through a mutual acquaintance to Oswald Browne in 2002.

We decided it would be in the best interests of both our Clients to join forces as it meant we were able to utilise the expertise and strengths of both parties on both sides of the Scotland/England border.

In 2014 the Sole Trader, Oswald Browne Associates Financial Services became a Partnership. This was the natural progression for the company in terms of maintaining and protecting the business and the Clients as we move forward.

Oswald Browne Financial Services

Adminstration Team

Our administrative team are customer focused and dedicated in assisting you whenever you need us. Our goal is to make sure you have only the most attentive staff to deal with your enquiry, which will be in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Dedicated
  • Knowledgeable
  • Intelligent
  • Punctual
  • Motivated
  • Ready to assist

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. - Jonathan Swift Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough. – Vicki Robin Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself. – Plato