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About Fosters Financial

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Meet Fosters Financial

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Fosters Financial is a mortgage broker in Essex and Suffolk which specialises in securing the best mortgage or short-term finance solution for its customers, no matter their stage of life.

Whether you are looking to buy your first home, move to a new house, purchase a second property, top up your retirement funds or simply looking for the best remortgage rates, our expert mortgage advisors are here to help.

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We are a team of mortgage professionals who love what we do and are focused on not only helping our clients overcome their financial challenges and achieve their goals of home ownership. But also ensuring that they receive the highest quality service, which is why we have proudly been rated as ‘Excellent’.

Meet The Team

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Alison is in her fourth decade of working in financial services. After college, she joined Guardian Royal Exchange in Lytham, qualifying as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Since then she has been involved in a variety of businesses and has experience in growing, developing and transforming businesses, including leading a £12m turnover national chartered surveying business, setting up a new mortgage lender, and working as a mentor and adviser to a London based PropTech start-up. Whilst with GRE, she was MD of their third-party mortgage administration business, after which she became the group’s UK HR Director, then joining the leadership team of a pan-European on-line mortgage broker. After this she ran her own consultancy alongside which she held a role as a non-Executive Director for a Ministry of Defence agency involved in a major HR Management transformation.

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Alison Beech
Non-Executive Director
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Amanda had worked for a large corporate bank since 1987 as both an area manager and adviser. After being made redundant, Amanda found herself working for an independent brokerage. Having worked with John previously Amanda joined the team in 2016, bringing with her an array of experience.

Outside of the office when she isn’t ferrying her son from football to tennis and all of his other activities, Amanda enjoys taking her dog Belle out for walks and going away with her husband and the rest of her family in Fred (the campervan) enjoying the English and French countryside.

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Amanda Mann
Foundation Organiser
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For all of his working career Charlie has been involved in property, initially Charlie started off selling houses. Now he’s more akin to getting mortgages for them. Having working in Ipswich, Colchester, Clacton and most recently Bramford. Charlie has clients across Essex and Suffolk, needless to say his car has done a few miles! Charlie is fantastic to work with, he has lots of experience but also a can do attitude always looking for the solutions, not focusing on the problems facing his clients.

Outside of the office, Charlie is a big football fan and goes to see his team play as often as possible, if he can be dragged away from the football he loves wining and dining his beloved.

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Charlie Smith
Mortgage & Insurance Broker
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Connor has worked within the mortgage industry since he left college in 2017. He started with Fosters Financial in April 2018 and handles mortgage applications from sign up to completion. He loves nothing more than delivering the best possible service to each of his clients. Connor is about to start training for his CeMap

Outside of the office you can find Connor riding his classic Lambretta to local rallies or spending time with his family and friends.

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Connor Smith
Case Handler
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Elizabeth was born and grew up in London and worked for a large corporate bank for 11 years in and round East London including their flagship office Canary Wharf and Stratford. Liz progressed from working at the cahiers desk to a mortgage & protection Advisor. After meeting her Husband they decided to start a new chapter together outside of London and moved to a village just outside of Colchester. Elizabeth has a passion for people and enjoys helping others to achieve their goals. With a wealth of experience Liz enjoys providing her clients the advice they need and taking away their stresses.

Outside of the office, Elizabeth spends her days enjoying family life. She has 2 daughters and a puppy and loves to get them all out and about enjoying the fresh air and open spaces that come with Village life.

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Elizabeth Obiji
Mortgage & Insurance Broker
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Gemma joined the team in 2020 having finished her exams Gemma was keen to learn on the job and joined Fosters Financial as a Case Manager on an apprenticeship scheme. 

Outside of the office gemma enjoys Taking Milo the family dog on long walks, family holidays, cooking (especially creamy pasta). 

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Gemma Haskell
Case Handler
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Graham Kemp
Equity Release Specialist
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Hollie Foster
Hollie Foster
Marketing Manager
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Behind the scenes Jemma makes sure the ship sails. Having worked for a large insurance company for a number of years before being made redundant, Jemma now looks after the financial side of the business.

Outside of the office Jemma loves spending time with John and their son. Jemma loves nothing more than sitting down with a good book, a bar of chocolate and a glass of something fizzy.

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Jemma Foster
Finance & Accounts
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Joanna Everett
Joanna Everett
Mortgage & Insurance Broker
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John created Fosters Financial in 2015. Having worked for large corporate companies John knew he could offer a better experience to his client’s. Since then the company has grown significantly but John loves nothing more than looking after his clients time and time again and receiving referrals from them too.

Outside of the office, John’s a family man. You’ll be sure to find him playing with his young son, riding his bike, enjoying a cup of coffee or perhaps something a little stronger.

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John Foster discusses the latest developments in the housing market
John Foster
Managing Director
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Jonathan moved to Colchester from London in 2017. His background is in estate agency, dealing with everything from swanky London pads to sprawling Essex estates. Now, he’s more akin to arranging the finances for clients looking to buy all types of property. Having always worked for independent companies, Jonathan was impressed by the morals and values at Fosters Financial and is enjoying his career as a mortgage & insurance broker.

In his spare time, you’ll find Jonathan enjoying a stroll along the Thames with his fiancée – and maybe stopping for a quick bite to eat by the river, al fresco.

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Jonathan Fowler
Mortgage & Insurance Broker
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Kirsty Gordon
Kirsty Gordon
Mortgage & Insurance Broker
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After over 30 years with Lloyds Banking Group in retail, group audit, Private Banking and Commercial – the majority of these in senior leadership positions – Peter left in 2018 to start up his own business providing support for SMEs.

He is passionate about helping businesses and now has a broad portfolio of companies he helps and guides. Including being a founder of The Innovation Labs, Stowmarket which provides co working space and support for the digital sector.

 

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Peter Basford
Non-Executive Director
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Rebecca Self
Rebecca Self
Case Handler
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Rehman Ahmed
Rehman Ahmed
Mortgage & Insurance Broker
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Sian Mills
Sian Mills
Mortgage & Insurance Broker
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Having worked in customer service and banking for many years, Tracy joined Fosters Financial in 2016 as the prospect of a new challenge excited her greatly. Since joining Tracy has become an integral part of our team and has many happy clients that she deals with every day. Tracy’s mission is to ensure that every client of Fosters Financial receives an exceptional, expedient service from the very start until the very end.

Outside of the office you’ll find Tracy loves to cook, she often comes back to the office after her lunch with a bag full of fresh ingredients. If she isn’t in the kitchen Tracy will be with her chickens, enjoying a glass of red or occasionally out on the water sailing.

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Tracy Rumsey
Operations Director
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Having passed his GCSE’s with flying colours Travis wanted to get out into the work place and learn on the job. Travis started his apprenticeship with Fosters Financial at the turn of the year in 2017, since then Travis has gained extensive knowledge and is now invaluable to the business. Looking ahead Travis has ambition to be a mortgage broker in the future.

Outside of the office, Travis has recently passed his driving test so you’ll find him enjoying his new found freedom in his Ford Fiesta, playing football for Little Oakley or enjoying a game on the Xbox

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Travis Legge
Case Handler

What our customers say

  • Excellent customer service. Always there to help and easy to get hold of.

    S.Courtney
  • Very friendly service that explained all at every step and was always quick to respond to any questions that we had.

    S.Collinson
  • Excellent service. Everyone we dealt with for our mortgage was very professional, super efficient and friendly

    J.Walker
  • From start to finish I was always kept up to date with the progress. The team are excellent and very friendly.

    S.Dodl.
  • We have used Fosters Financial for two mortgages now and each time they were very helpful and professional.

    P.Seaman
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