Find out more about Astute and our dedicated team of expert financial advisers ready to help with your mortgage, pension, will writing and more.
With advisers that have more than 100 years’ experience, our firm offers an impartial and personalised approach to Independent Financial Advice.
As independent financial advisers we are not owned, affiliated with or tied to any financial services product provider which ensures we are able to provide you with fully independent and unbiased financial advice. Astute Financial and Mortgage Advisers Ltd is directly authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Number 811049).
Many of our clients have been with our individual advisers for over 20 years, and they have recommended their friends, family and colleagues to us.
We enjoy close working relationships with businesses that offer services which are of benefit to our clients, including Solicitors and Estate Agents in the local area.
After a free initial consultation, you may decide to instruct us to work on your behalf on a commission or fee basis.
Meet our team of dedicated Financial Advisers.
Steve has worked in financial services for 30 years and is one of our directors. Specialising in pension advice, he achieved chartered status in 2014. Steve was born in Sheffield but has lived locally for over 40 years and when Steve isn’t watching the stock markets, you’ll find him playing his guitar.
Having started in financial services straight from college Paul has 20 years’ experience as a financial and mortgage adviser and is our joint director. A family man, Paul spends most of his time with his wife and two young children and enjoys the occasional game of squash.
Originally from Sunderland (and still a supporter!), Michelle worked for the national company YourMove and a local independent firm and brings a wealth of experience with her. Michelle has a financial adviser diploma and is supervisor of the Mortgage Team.
After completing an economics degree at Leeds university, Jonathan went onto study for his mortgage adviser qualifications and started advising in 2011.
Mark started working in the mortgage industry over 10 years ago. Wanting to expand his knowledge Mark gained his Equity Release qualification.
Michael has worked in financial services since 2001 and has been an Independent Financial Adviser since 2006. He is a Member Of The Personal Finance Society by Diploma. Michael’s aim is to help people understand their financial makeup and the options open to them in a practical and easy to understand manner.
Chris has worked in financial services since 2004 and was previously with Barclays, he progressed through various roles there including Premier Mortgage Adviser. He started with Astute in June 2019. Chris was born and raised in Stockton on Tees and is a Middlesbrough supporter. He is married with one Daughter, and has a son on the way.
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