Generic Financial and Mortgage Advice


Strictly Mortgages is aware...

...that it is not always easy to express your concerns in terms of one specific product category.

For example:

Do you understand whether your wishes are best expressed through a Will or through a life policy Trust?
Do you know whether your needs would be better met through a standard residential mortgage or through some form of equity release?

These are only two examples of areas where you need some generic advice before you can even start to consider specific solutions, and the chances are that if you approach a specialist in one of these disciplines, they will simply send you down their own preferred route without giving adequate consideration to the overall picture.

In many different scenarios you may be able to define the problem but you have no idea how to start finding a solution and what, if any, products may be appropriate.

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you

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Our Principal John Steel has the breadth of experience backed up by qualifications as a Chartered Accountant, Independent Financial Adviser, and Mortgage Adviser to give you the necessary guidance.

This puts him in a good position to analyse a broad range of scenarios and point you in the right direction for a solution.

Thinking "outside the box" is what we do, because the most obvious solution may not always be the best answer.

And so, if you need help with a financial challenge of any sort just spell it out in the Enquiry Form and you can be sure of an honest answer.

Where we identify needs outside of our current permissions we will refer you to an appropriately authorised specialist.

Your Home (or property) may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debts secured on it.

John Steel no longer trades as an IFA or Chartered Accountant, although he has been granted the distinction of Lifetime Membership of ICAEW

Professional Mortgage and Funding Advice for first time buyers, existing homeowners, businesses and those with complex mortgage requirements



"This man is a cut above the normal [adviser]. He is truly independent and when he says ”Whole of Market” he means it. Even when we had agreed a way forward that would greatly improve our position, he came up with an even better solution and not without cost to himself."

I Francis  Stonehouse


The above are the actual words of my client, but please note that I now specialise in mortgage and protection work, and no longer give investment advice.



We provide Mortgage & Protection Advice throughout Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and The Cotswolds including the following local areas…

Cheltenham • Worcester • Gloucester • Tewkesbury • Stow-on the Wold • Broadway • Cirencester • Hereford • Evesham • Pershore, but we work nationally servicing clients in all areas from London and the South Coast to Scotland in the North.