Teesside Money are a fully independent finance broker based in the heart of the North East with nationwide coverage. Formed in 2017 as part of the The Money Group, the directors alone have more than 40 years’ experience in the financial sector. We have five qualified advisers with specialists in, Residential and Buy to Let mortgages, Bridging Finance, Second charge lending, Equity release, Later life planning and Protection.

Ian Skerritt - Managing Director

Ian Skerritt – Managing Director

Ian has been working in financial services for 20 years, predominantly in the broker sector as well as working for RBS and Santander. Ian specialises in Mortgages, Bridging finance & Protection.

Ian works hard to provide an excellent experience for his customers and works hard to ensure they receive the care and attention they deserve.

Ian took the step to Teesside money, part of the London Money group a fast-expanding financial services brand, to further his career and push the level of customer service to the limits.

First car? “Ford Fiesta, aka The Lug”

Favourite film? “True Romance. Absolute classic."

Who would play you in a film? “Would like to say Daniel Craig but more like John Candy..."

Ideal night out? "A few beers followed by a Lamb Madras."

Favourite biscuit? "Can’t go wrong with a chocolate hob nob.

Favourite quote? "It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice”

What do Ian’s clients say about him? “Thanks so much for all your effort on my behalf it was much appreciated.  You came across really well and have a great personal manner. I will bear Teesside Money in mind for future business and referrals to others”

"Thanks again for all your help with the mortgage. I've wanted to get this sorted for so long and didn't believe I ever would get on a capital repayment loan so I am happy it's all sorted"

Steve Paterson - Equity Release Consultant

Steve Paterson - Equity Release Consultant

Steve is a very experienced Financial Consultant with over 21 Years’ service and experience working within the Finance Sector, particularly regarding building relationships with business and has a track record in delivering high-quality outcomes for customers. 

After working on the Money Advice Service Contract and seeing the confusion on Lifetime Mortgages, Steve developed a passion for (and specialises in) the Equity Release market place. 

First record ever bought? “Mull of Kintyre by Paul McCartney, a Christmas present for my mam!"

First car? "A mustard coloured Austin Allegro."

Favourite film? "21 Jump Street."

Who would play you in a film? "Christian Slater."

Ideal night out? "Glasgow City Centre, then a sit down meal at an Indian Restaurant." 

Favourite biscuit? "Breakaway, perfect with tea." 

Favourite quote? "If you put everything off until you are sure of it, you will never get anything done."

What do Steve's clients say about him? “We can't thank you enough for your help and patience throughout the whole equity release process. We will be recommending you to all our friends and family. However, you eat far too many biscuits” - Mary from Glasgow

Stuart Marley – Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Stuart Marley – Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Stuart Marley (CeMap) – Independent Financial and Protection Adviser.

Stuart joined the team in 2018. 

Stuart passed his CeMap in 2006 and comes with a wealth of experience. Stuart specialises in Mortgages and protection and prides himself in putting the customer first every time doing his upmost to reach the best customer outcome.

First Car? "A Ford Escort."

Favourite Film? "Goodfellas."

Ideal Night Out? "A free one."

Favourite Biscuit? "Fox’s Classic."

Favourite Quote? "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Chris Dunne - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Chris Dunne - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Chris is our newest recruit and started working for Teesside Money in April 2019. Prior to starting with us Chris had been with Santander for two years, working in their mortgages customer service department. After studying for his advisor qualifications in his spare time, he is looking forward to bringing his work ethic and determination to Teesside Money. He prides himself on giving excellent customer service and is looking forward to helping our clients secure their dream homes.

First Car?  “Nissan Micra – Not very practical at my height!”

Favourite Film? “Forest Gump”

Favourite biscuit? “A classic buttery shortbread”

Favourite Quote? “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything”

What do Chris’s clients say about him? “Couldn’t recommend more! Chris at Teesside helped me with a really difficult mortgage situation, helpful all the way through the process.”

Ian Nicholson - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Ian Nicholson - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

First car? Ford Cortina MK II

Favourite film? Dr Zhivago

Who would play you in a film? Ray Winston

Ideal night out? Anywhere that sells Pizza and Beer

Favourite biscuit? Jacobs Orange Club

Favourite quote? “May the Force be with you”

What do Ian’s clients say about him? “We had no idea what was the best route to take when we bought our first house. Ian was recommended to us by a friend, he guided us all of the way through the process and was there when we needed him. We would definitely use Ian again in the future."

Martin Stewart

Martin Stewart - Director

Martin is a director here at Teesside Money and is the founder and driving force behind our sister company London Money.

Now in his third decade of working in financial services, clients benefit from his wealth of experience and intimate knowledge of the mortgage market.

Martin specialises in giving independent mortgage advice to people moving home, needing a remortgage, as well as Buy to Let investors; particularly in London and the South East.

Scott Thorpe - Director

Scott Thorpe - Director

Scott a director here at Teesside Money and is also the director of (and the brains behind) both Access 4 Finance & London Money Loans who are independent brokers of secured loans and second charges just like us.

Standing as testament to his drive, commitment and hunger he is one of the youngest directors in the industry and his knowledge of it is unparalleled

He is known for his unorthodox thinking, his personal approach to underwriting being 'you can't digitalise common sense'.

Martin Fawcett – Group Compliance Consultant

Martin Fawcett - Group Compliance Consultant

Martin is an enthusiastic and highly motivated Compliance & Training professional, originally from a background of sales training. In his consultancy role he provides advice on all compliance & training matters within the firm.

He has over 35 years’ experience, gained in all sectors of the financial services industry, and a good working knowledge of the FCA Regulations and T&C Requirements.

Martin has a proven ability to work alongside staff, management and advisers to identify their needs, provide clear guidance and produce the required results.

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