Financial Advisor Pascal Curran, QFA, APA | Letterkenny, Donegal

Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA) & Accredited Product Adviser | Donegal & Ireland 

Pascal Curran is a seasoned Financial Advisor (QFA) at AdviceFirst, boasting over 15 years of invaluable experience in the financial services sector. His journey began with a deep-seated passion for helping individuals and families in Letterkenny, Buncrana, Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Donegal Town and all areas of Donegal achieve their financial aspirations. Armed with his Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) certification, Pascal has been instrumental in guiding clients through the complexities of financial planning with clarity and precision.

In his role at AdviceFirst, Pascal specialises in retirement planning, wealth management, and investment strategies. His expertise lies in crafting personalised financial plans tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and goals. Pascal understands that no two financial journeys are alike, and he approaches each client relationship with a commitment to understanding their individual needs and aspirations.

Financial Advisor Pascal Curran QFA APA in Donegal, Ireland

Financial Advisor Pascal Curran QFA APA and Advice First Financial

Advice First Financial Services Ltd. trading as Advice First Financial was set up by Pascal Curran (photo on right) on the 1st January 2005.

Pascal has a wealth of experience having been in the Life Assurance industry since 1992 working with the likes of Irish Life & Canada Life. He is also a member of the LIA & Brokers Ireland, which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

In 2004 Pascal says “I became a disillusioned employee as the Industry was more interested in selling rather than giving advice, so I decided that I had to employ myself. I wanted to give advice first to people on their finances before selling anything, I couldn’t believe my luck when choosing a name for this venture when Advice First Financial was not already in use. So that was it”

Independent Financial Advisor’s Approach to Financial Planning

Pascal’s approach to financial planning is characterised by clear communication and a focus on building strong, trusting relationships with his clients in all of Donegal including Carndonagh, Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Lifford, Convoy, Moville. He recognises that financial decisions can often be daunting, and he is dedicated to providing guidance and support to empower his clients to make informed choices about their finances. Through open and transparent communication, Pascal ensures that his clients feel confident and reassured as they navigate their financial futures.

As a Certified Financial Advisor (QFA), Pascal holds himself to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. He is committed to staying updated on the latest industry trends and regulations, ensuring that his clients receive accurate and up-to-date advice. Pascal’s dedication to ongoing education and professional development underscores his unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in financial planning.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Pascal finds joy in spending quality time with his family and immersing himself in the natural beauty of Donegal. An avid photographer, he enjoys capturing the breathtaking landscapes of the region and cherishing the moments spent exploring its hidden gems. Pascal’s passion for photography mirrors his meticulous approach to financial planning – thoughtful, detail-oriented, and always focused on creating lasting memories.

In his role as an Owner and Financial Advisor at, Pascal Curran combines his wealth of experience, industry knowledge, and personal touch to provide comprehensive financial solutions tailored to each client’s needs. Whether clients are planning for retirement, managing investments, or securing their financial future, Pascal is dedicated to guiding them through their financial journey with confidence, integrity, and peace of mind.

Misson Statement

Advice First set off with a misson to “Empower people to make prudent financial decisions through knowledge and understanding of finanical services & product” this is still our mission.

As a financial planning company, Advice First Financial prides itself on offering a unique personal service. Advice First Financial provides all customers with honest advice and provides one-to-one contact to ensure any questions or queries you have regarding your financial matters, be that about life cover, pension or mortgage are answered. We guarantee to work with you to find the most suitable product/s for your needs.

Pascal Curran QFA, APA with Financial Advisors at Advice First Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland Team

Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation
When providing advice, the firm considers the adverse impact of investment decisions on sustainability. As part of our research and assessment of products, the firm will examine the Product Providers literature to compare financial products and to make informed investment decisions about ESG products. The firm Advice First Financial will at all times act in the client’s best interests and keep clients informed accordingly. The consideration of sustainability risks can impact on the returns of financial products.

Where are we now?

Today, Advice First Financial is well established in the life assurance and financial planning industry. We continue to grow based on our reputation of offering customers a friendly and honest service, providing clear, transparent advice based on the individual needs and requirements of each customer. With no obligation to one specific insurance provider, Advice First Financial is able to provide the advice that best suits you and your family.
We recommend a holistic approach to financial planning and we can help you put your plans in place. We recommend that you speak with us before you make a decision to buy any financial product.

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Advice First Financial is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
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Advice First Financial are members of the Life Assurance Association (LIA).
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