The service and personal attention my husband and I received from Mark Bastable of Templegate financial services was way beyond what we were expecting. His knowledge of his job and commitment to finding us a mortgage with the best rate helped us buy the home we were renting.
My husband and I went bankrupt in 2013 and lost everything due to the recession, we never thought it would be possible to get back on the property market. Mark was confident from the off and that this was something he could achieve...and he didn't let us down. He was with us every step of the way and would respond to every email I sent quickly and efficiently.
Mark came highly recommended from a family member and would recommend him to anyone trying to get a mortgage.
Justine and Ken Harris
I am very pleased to give a testimonial for Mark Bastable of Templegate.
I am a first-time investor.
Mark listened to my concerns regarding my investments and took them into account when making his recommendations.
He clearly explained the different products that fitted into my criteria. Mark has always responded quickly to any concerns or queries that I have experienced.
I like that he does what he says he is going to do and is always on time with calls.
There is never a stupid question, which is quite handy for me and I have never felt rushed by Mark, he takes his time and makes sure that I understand what he is offering.
Altogether, I found it a pleasant and interesting experience and I thoroughly recommend Mark's services.
Mark has been advising my wife and I for 6 years in solely in regard to investments.
Recently we decided to move house so sought Mark's advice in regard to securing a mortgage.
We had no hesitation in accepting Mark's subsequent recommendation given our positive relationship with him.
The mortgage application process was overseen by Mark and completed with few problems.
We were completely satisfied with the result as we have been with all the guidance and advice Mark has provided over the past 6 years.
When my wife & I wanted to re mortgage in order to staircase to a larger percentage of our shared ownership property, we found Mark to be an enormous help. It's no exaggeration to say they we couldn't have done it without him.
From the very start he was friendly, communicative & open. Despite the problems caused by the Covid pandemic Mark was always approachable & ready to talk us through any steps we wanted to go over, either on Zoom, phone or email.
As for the actual mortgage product, we couldn't be happier. Everything we were after, Mark found & found it within our means. We will certainly use his services again in the future. Thumbs up for Mark.
Mark Bastable has been advising my wife and I for over six years and we are extremely satisfied by the services he offers. He has advised us mainly in the area of savings for retirement – an area very important to everyone. His advice is always balanced, informative and as time has shown is extremely good. He also has a broad width of general financial advice and knowledge and is a good source of guidance and assistance with our other needs. We would wholeheartedly recommend Mark. Personally, we are looking forward to a long and beneficial relationship with him.
We have used Mark’s services for many years. He has provided us with sound financial advice in a wide range of areas, including stocks and shares, ISAs and inheritance tax and we are more than happy to recommend him to others.
We have used Mark for decades now and always feel he understands our aims and targets very well. We feel relaxed and totally trust and follow his very professional advice, which he has built up over the many years he has been in a finance advisory roll.
We would always strongly recommend Mark to anyone who is looking for financial advice.
Mark has provided excellent financial advice to my wife and I over the last 7 years. The decisions we make are well explained and always in our best interest based on our detailed discussions. Mark prides himself on knowing our long term financial goals and as such can always explain the best course of action. I go to Mark when making any significant financial decision as I feel comfortable he will listen and advise accordingly. The benefit of Mark’s good financial advice and planning helps give security and confidence for our future.
We first used Nathan Morrisen as our financial adviser, just a few months back when he became a huge help and took on the task of helping us re-mortgage our home, which was then unmortgaged, to raise funds to buy a second home in Cornwall.
Nathan visited us in our home to take further details and progress things and very quickly found us several lenders that were willing to consider our application. He found an exceptionally good deal and went above and beyond in getting this for us, despite having some procedural and red tape issues from the Lender regarding our particular and unique situation, which wasn’t a standard set up on paper. The whole deal would have fallen through, had it not been for Nathan’s tenacity and sense of fair play to actually get the lender to follow through on our transaction when we found ourselves in the position of being ideal candidates in reality. All the time wasted by the lender deliberating nearly cost us the excellent rate that Nathan had originally found and again, he fought and argued the case that we should get the deal we originally applied for – and we did.
Nothing was too much trouble; he was always there at the end of the phone and it was quite honestly refreshing to experience this approach. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nathan to anyone who needs financial advice, really just as the lovely, personable guy he is, we would use him again automatically.
Mark has provided long term investment advice for my wife and I for a number of years. Our annual review takes a detailed look at our ongoing financial goals, changes to our financial position and any changes to our risk profile to ensure that our investments continue to meet our needs. Mark explains the investment evaluation process in simple terms to ensure we are comfortable with the choices we make. There is no pressure as all the decisions are ours. We are happy to continue using Mark as our adviser.