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 Money Group, the director alone has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial sector. We have five qualified advisers that specialise in, Residential and Buy to Let mortgages, Bridging Finance, Second charge lending and Protection.


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”

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

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.”

Kieran Bennison – Mortgage and Protection adviser

Kieran is a protection specialist having worked in the industry for the last 8 years. He brings a wealth of experience to Teesside Money and is able to offer our clients the expert advice they need when making the key decisions to protect their families and income. Kieran is currently training to become a Mortgage Adviser.

First Car? – Ford Ka – may as well have had a go kart.

Favourite Film? – Interstellar.

Favourite Biscuit? – Choco Leibniz – had to google how to spell that.

Ideal night out? – Anywhere that results in a few pints and a parmo on the way home.

Why Teesside Money? – Teesside Money has a professional and respectable, yet down to earth environment, who put their clients first. I saw Teesside Money as the perfect place for me to develop my career further and use my experience to complement a knowledgeable, forward-thinking team.


Cody Skerritt – Apprenticeship Mortgage Administrator

Favourite film? –  My Girl

Favourite biscuit? – Rich tea or malted milk

Favourite quote? – You get what you give

Who would play you in a film? – Anna chumsky

What part of the job are you most looking forward to? –  Qualifications and learning new skils

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.

Martin Fawcett