My wife and I were in the process of looking for a new home, for our first move in over 20 years. We were keen to find the best mortgage deal to suit our needs. Steve was highly recommended to me by a relative. We contacted Steve, shared some financial details and arranged a meeting to dicuss our options. Steve presented a wide range of fixed and variable rate mortgages and we were quickly able to identify the best mortgage option for our needs. Furthermore, before mortgage completion, we contacted Steve again and sought his advice regarding mortgage protection insurance. Again, he was able to provide us with a range of options from which we selected the best policy for our needs. We are very happy with the mortgage service provided by Steve and will happily contact him again for future mortgage advice.
- Jim Field, BARROW-IN-FURNESS
I spoke to a number of brokers over a 12-month period; they approached high street banks and more specialist lenders without success. I also approached some banks myself directly, including Handelsbanken. Although in the end they were unable to help me, because of the level of borrowing I required, they did put me in touch with Steve Dunne. Just over a week after we initially spoke and I had sent the figures and information required, we had an offer on the table from one of the big High street Banks, which I had already contacted and initially been refused by. Steve was able to use his contacts to get me the higher amount of borrowing that I required. It is fair to say that without Steve I would not be in the healthy trading position I am today.
- Steve Thomas, WINDERMERE
My partner and I own a holiday letting business in the Lake District and wanted to release some of the equity we had built up over the years to help with the purchase of a guest house business in Windermere. We were referred to Steve Dunne from Lakeland Finance who was highly recommended by Lakelovers in Windermere, as Steve had already helped a number of their clients with their finance needs. We realised from the beginning that it wasn’t going to be easy or straight forward as we didn’t have any spare capital due to it already being tied up in property and the business we wanted to purchase having no real recent trading history. Even though some lenders were unwilling to help initially Steve’s knowledge, persistence and contacts won through as he managed to structure and secure a great deal with one of the major high street commercial lenders.
- Malcolm Bonner & Catherine Banks,
We own a successful property and industrial park business and we wanted to borrow additional capital to build a Hydro Plant near to our business park in Kendal, we approached our current Bank along with a number of others and were told point blank that they would not be prepared to lend us the additional capital we needed because of the type of project. We were quickly nearing a deadline of when we needed to start the project with only a few weeks to spare when I was referred by one of the banks we had approached to Steve Dunne of Lakeland Finance. We met with Steve and after discussing what we wanted to achieve and what we needed, Steve informed us that he was pretty sure that he would be able to get the funding in place before our deadline expired. True to his word Steve scoured the market and found an appropriate lender who was willing to lend us the additional capital that we required to start the project on time, we also ended up refinancing our whole operation with the same lender.
- Howard & Karen Robinson (Kendal),
I have a number of properties and Steve has dealt with a mortgage for my own personal property purchase and two other remortgages for my Buy to Let properties, I can honestly say that I have found him very professional and his service second to none. His advice was first class and he certainly reduced the stress of the mortgage process! Steve was recommended to me by a friend and I would certainly recommend Steve to any of my friends or family.
- David Parker (Barrow-in-Furness),
"I had the pleasure of using Lakeland Finance for the remortgage of a buy to let property. I dealt with Mr Steve Dunne. I found Steve to be very professional, approachable and hard working. My financial circumstances were complex, and sometimes difficult, however Steve always had a practical solution to solve the situation. I would recommend Lakeland Finance to anyone who is looking for good sound advice for their finance needs".
- Joanne Bradshaw (Ulverston),