As first time buyers we felt so overwhelmed when it came to finding the right mortgage, so we decided to research local mortgage brokers. After visiting several webpages we began telephoning different companies- Stepping Stones were by far was the most supportive and professional. Steve at Stepping Stones was our financial advisor and he went above and beyond when it came to providing information, advice and guidence. Steve made the whole process so easy for us and he found us an amazing mortgage offer that we could not have found without him. Fantastic customer service. Thank you so much Steve and the Stepping Stones team. 100% recommend!
As a first time buyer I had no idea about different mortgages and rates. Ian explained everything in plain English and offered excellent advice enabling me to get the best product. Throughout the process Ian was available to offer support and assistance and was a great help at reducing my ever increasing stress levels! Thank you very much for all your help.
Ian has been fantastic and I cannot recommend him and his team enough! He was with us through every step and helped us get our beautiful new home. Nothing was too much trouble – thank you Ian.
I can’t recommend Steve and Stepping Stones highly enough. Thank you so much Steve for all of your help over the past couple of weeks (and longer actually seeing as it took me ages to pick a house!) to help me buy our dream home. Your efficiency and dedication and expertise helped to secure our purchase undoubtedly and I seriously owe you a massive crate of beer 😆 and many, many thank yous times a million. I will recommend your company without reservation. Thanks again 🤟
Steve at Stepping Stones Penistone was a real asset to us, delivering a very helpful, supportive and comprehensive service, very efficient and highly recommended.
Purchasing a house can be one of the most stressful activities in our lives after getting married. Finding the right mortgage provider and deal to suit our needs would have been extremely time-consuming and we would not have had access to the mortgage that Ian and the team at Stepping Stones Financial Services found us. Ian made the pre-application mortgage and main application process so easy and communicated regularly through the process to the conclusion of the house purchase this week. Without doubt my wife and I will use Stepping Stones again and without hesitation recommend them to other potential clients. An excellent experience.
Andy & Jan Foreman
We booked to see Ian after being told by another mortgage advisor, that what we wanted to achieve was impossible. Ian was great, worked tirelessly to overcome all obstacles thrown our way, and made the impossible possible. A really approachable guy, nothing was too much trouble, would 100% recommend.
Used Ian for years. Straight as a dye and good value. You can’t go wrong.
Steve always provides 1st class service and supports throughout. Highly recommended.
Great honest and friendly service, would highly recommend!
Used Ian when we got our mortgage and he was fantastic and would highly recommend to anyone.
Ian has been very helpful in finding us a new mortgage solution. Great process from start to end. Highly recommend.
We highly recommend Steve and his team for every aspect of commercial and residential mortgaging. He has been beyond excellent throughout the roller-coaster experience of securing a commercial mortgage. What a find! Thanks Steve!!
Brilliant service! helped us get 2 mortgages which was a red tape nightmare, still they kept at it and after months of trying came good. Would definitely recommend, 5 stars.
Excellent advice and support from start to finish in the process of buying our house. I highly recommend Stepping Stones for financial advice.
Ian put our mortgage in place with ease and made our dream come true as we bought our forever home.
He then topped it off by sorting out our life insurance with the same ease.
Ian has arranged many mortgages for us over the past few years, for personal, self build and investment properties. His service is first class and I’d recommend him to anyone. Cheers Ian!
My husband and I were looking to start up another B&B in Cornwall, having had one in Norfolk which we sold after 9 years.
I had no income and my husband had a 20k pension which made this application a far from easy one! We had located the perfect property and pressure was on us to find a bank willing to loan us enough to purchase the property with the cash from the sale of our house.
Several frustrating weeks passed as we were initially using a mortgage broker who were not able to assist us.
Our good fortune was being introduced to Steve Ebsworth who worked miracles based on our existing cash, previous experience, a good business forecast and a property in a great area for tourism.
Through Steve Ebsworth we were able to acquire a 165k mortgage and Steve worked tirelessly , gave us good sound advice and kept us informed at every stage of our application.
We will forever be grateful to Steve for giving us the chance to live the lifestyle we craved in a wonderful county based on his expertise, experience and help, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to anyone looking for a mortgage or for financial advice.
Karen & Paul Wilder
I would like to thank you and team for helping me with my mortgage and extremely pleased with high level of commitment and professionalism extended to get this through, so thank you again.
In spite of difficult position posed by my circumstances, I found you pleasing, proactive and full of enthusiasm to get things moving. I give stepping stones 5 star ratings, and happily recommend your services to potential mortgage applicant.
Personally cannot wait to call upon you for future dealings.
I have asked Ian at Stepping Stones Financial Services Ltd to provide me and my family with various financial services and he has always been on hand to give us good advice and to arrange things on our behalf. I have recommended him on a number of occasions to my friends and clients and would not hesitate to do so in the future.
Ian has a can do attitude and makes things happen and is always prepared to go the extra yard.
Ian was absolutely brilliant when we were sorting out our mortgage for our home, in which we now reside. To say we have complicated financial arrangements is an understatement, and we had to bid £40,000 above our original offer to secure the property. Whenever I moved the goalposts Ian went out of his way to sort the deal- I think we went through 7 iterations before we finally had the offer accepted and mortgage deal in place. His level of service is exemplary- he was a regular visitor during that time, with most of the visits being after 7 in the evening, when we had both got back from work. The deal he got us was really good value compared to those being offered by my bank and to top it off he sorted us out with some new life insurance that offered much more cover for a lower premium. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian most highly- he’s a thoroughly nice bloke and very good at his job.
David Robinson & Katherine Arnold
Ian took the pain out of switching from one mortgage provider to another so that we could benefit from a product with a lower interest rate. He managed the whole process. Everything happened when he said it would and he kept us informed of what was happening at every step of the way. We will certainly ask Ian to help again when our new fixed term mortgage expires and we would have no hesitation in recommending Ian to anyone.
Neil & Suzanne Fearn
Having recently re-located to the UK after having lived overseas for a number of years, Stepping Stones was able to find us a lender in the UK, who offered a mortgage at a very competitive market rate. We are extremely grateful for the friendly and professional service provided to us by Stepping Stones and warmly recommend their services to any ex-pats or EU citizens, who decide to re-locate to the UK.
Christine Lundberg, PhD & Sacha Lategan, MA
In the years that we have known Ian, he has been advising me on my financial affairs, he has always been thoughtful and insightful with regard to my needs, rather than his own. His mortgage/financial suggestions were sensible and realistic, and even in the recent challenging conditions, Ian has continued to be driven by a desire to serve my best interests, rather than just being a salesman. Not at anytime have we ever felt pressured into any decision we have made, and he always makes sure we fully understand everything we enter into. This is why I recommended him to the rest of my family and now is dealing with their financial affairs. You will not meet a more genuine, trustworthy adviser.
Guy & Elizabeth Jones
I’m moving into my dream home just 10 weeks after I first saw it! How did he do it? Within 10 minutes into our first conversation I asked Ian ‘Can I’? He said ‘Yes’ and I get the keys on Friday.
David Worthington, Managing Director, 10 Associates