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Customer Testimonials


“We were introduced to Sarah Forde at a “First Time Buyers” workshop organised through my employer.

My boyfriend Calum and I were at the very early stages of searching for our first house together, and the prospect of this becoming a reality seemed a million years away; until we met Sarah.

Sarah made the buying process easy to digest & understand, and mortgages didn’t seem like a foreign language anymore!

I followed-up with Sarah immediately after the workshop and from the start, Sarah was nothing but reliable and professional. We would meet around time’s that would suit Calum & I, and due to our schedules, this was always during unsociable/out of work hours. Sarah was nothing but accommodating to these and could not have been more helpful. There was never a time we could not reach her and our queries were answered both promptly & thoroughly.

Sarah would liaise with our solicitor and ensure no stone was left unturned. There was a lot of background work Sarah did on our behalf, and our Solicitors said she was a “breath of fresh air” to work with.

Sarah made this process enjoyable and is nothing but a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Sarah (and Danestone Mortgage and Financial Services) to anyone and everyone.


Thank you for helping us find our dream home.”


Fiona Davidson



“I’m not normally one for writing testimonials for people so this shows what we thought of Lou Teare. We first came across Danestone Financial Services as Lou had been highly recommended to us by a friend. From the moment we met her I felt that she was in complete control and from start to finish, the whole process seemed an absolute breeze. I still can’t believe how quickly she sorted us out. She was an absolute joy to deal with, she was always contactable (even on weekends!) and she kept us informed every step of the way even sending us a new home card after we had moved in! I have already recommended her to friends and would use her services again without hesitation.  In the murky world of mortgage advisors, Lou is a superstar”.

Alex Ritchie


“Alan, always provides a good service to us and his clients when required. A real professional in his line of work.”

Eddie Innes


“Lou has been amazing, she has made both of our house purchases the easiest transactions we have ever made.
She looks after everything and provides brilliant advice, we have referred all of our friends and family to her as would feel guilty not to share her!!”

Lana Pierotti


“Alan offers a friendly, professional service and is clearly an expert in his line of work. With superb market knowledge and a genuine interest in his clients I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Alan to others.”

Marcus Ross


“We have dealt with Lou Teare for a few years and have found her to be amazing! Her approach is friendly, patient and professional, in what can often be quite daunting circumstances.  To have a Financial Advisor who is knowledgeable but more importantly who you can really trust, allowed us to confidently say, in those moments when we were struggling “could you explain that again” without feeling silly……  Wonderful customer service of which I have no hesitation in recommending Lou to our friends (indeed I have done on numerous occasions).”

Sarah Patten


“Do not hesitate contacting Jeff when we need mortgages.”

Paul Barlow


“As someone who has worked in financial services for nearly 30 years, and is qualified to give mortgage advice, I can honestly say that Louise Teare is the best in the business.
Lou is diligent, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and incredibly helpful.
I have used Lou myself on several occasions, and always refer clients and friends to her. The feedback I get is, without exception, 100% positive.
If you need independent mortgage advice you cannot do better than speak to Lou.”

Phil Dibbs


“When purchasing a property back in 2010 Alan provided me with all the mortgage advice, options and help I needed. As I was living abroad at the time of the purchase the mortgage process was a little more complicated than usual but Alan went above and beyond what would have been expected of him to ensure that everything went smoothly and on time. I would certainly use Alan’s services again and have recommended him on several occasions to friends and family who have been equally as pleased with the results.”

Laura Sutherland


“I have known Jeff for 3 years. Jeff is very professional, competent and punctual. He has excellent interpersonal skills and he knows how to look after his customers. Jeff has a very positive attitude and he stands out from many other manager. Jeff listens to his clients and then finds solutions that are tailored to the clients’ needs.”

Nino Casimo


“Having remortgaged with lou twice now i can honestly say that i have found her approach fantastic; she is really accommodating with appointments, has excellent knowledge of a vast range of products which she explains with clarity without being patronising. Above all i found her honesty and helpfulness really refreshing for an industry not noted for such an outstanding level of customer service. I would not hesitate to recommend her to others.”

Richard Fluin


“Danestone Mortgage and Financial Services were fantastic- not only did we receive a personal, attentive and efficient service, but their help removed the mortgage-related stress for us. We have since recommended them to many members of our friends and family and continue to do so!”

Dr Ruth Doherty