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 Danestone. We first came across Danestone Financial Services as they 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.

Alex Ritchie

I would highly recommend Danestone Mortgage & Financial Services. Friendly, efficient and no fuss professional service. From first contact to a mortgage in principle agreed in under an hour, due to an unexpected closing date at 3pm for noon the next day. Thanks to Claire and Roy swinging into action I was able to put in an offer and I got the house.


We used the services of Danestone Mortgage and could not recommend them highly enough.  The personal attention to detail and care that Alan & Claire took when processing our mortgage application was first class.  A smooth hassle free process from start to finish. Thank you.


Initially Looking to obtain a mortgage in principle to facilitate my search for a first property, some close friends of mine recommended I contact with Roy at Danestone, as he had been extremely helpful to them.

From the off, my case was handled thoroughly and professionally by Roy. When the time came to purchase, Roy and Claire at Danestone were on quick on the ball, helping me ensure I had everything in place both to make an offer quickly and then eventually move in when the deal was completed.

Despite being a first-time buyer in the middle of a pandemic, Roy and Claire at Danestone made the process incredibly easy.  With their help, I went from barely having ever looked at a property page, to owning a fantastic house in the space of only a couple of months.  I would highly recommend them to anyone.


I am writing to thank you, Sarah for your help and assistance in securing a mortgage for me. Being an employee of a Limited Company I never realized the amount of information required. The quote I received during our meeting was so competitive it meant that I did not even bother asking anyone else.

From our initial meeting Sarah kept me fully informed of all that would be required and how it was progressing through to finally a successful conclusion. I would have no concerns whatsoever in recommending Sarah or Danestone Mortgages to anyone for their new or re-mortgage requirements.


My Solicitor put me on to Alan at Danestone Mortgage Services as I was buying a new house. Alan was friendly, very easy to talk to and advised me on what mortgage would suit my needs best. Everything was explained in full and he made understanding the process very easy with his high knowledge of the products. 

I also needed home insurance which Claire dealt with for me. She explained my options and helped me choose the best deal available. She dealt with all the paperwork making it effortless on my part.  She was very easy to talk to and approachable and is very efficient at her work.  

Both Alan and Claire made the process of choosing the mortgage and insurance stress free and completed everything ahead of time for me and with total professionalism, keeping me up to date throughout. 

I will use them again in the future and have already recommended them to friends. Thanks again to you both.


Chris helped my wife and I get onto the property ladder as first time buyers. His knowledge and experience of sourcing the best deals for everyone’s personal circumstances is second to none. Chris will find you the best options that makes your money work for you… I can’t recommend him highly enough!

Dave Jones

Just wish to thank Chris for his assistance in helping us make an informed decision regarding our mortgage, as our old fixed rate was coming to an end. We are living in difficult financial times so his help has been invaluable. Chris offered a very professional and friendly approach and gave us plenty of time and space to reach our decision. We highly recommend him to others, wish him all the best and look forward to using his services again in the near future.

Janet Reed