Meet Alan McJannett

Meet Alan McJannett
Name: Alan McJannett What do you do at Stan Sherlock Associates? I am one of three dedicated financial advisers with the firm. I have worked continuously in financial services since 1993 and as a full-time adviser since 2005. Why did you become a financial adviser? I have always enjoyed meeting people and sharing common experiences, couple that wit...
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Meet Matt Duncan

Meet Matt Duncan
Name: Matt Duncan What do you do at Stan Sherlock Associates? I am the supervisor for the Yorkshire Building Society Agency operating on the ground floor at the SSA. I also manage and run the front desk of SSA so if you're calling or popping into our office my face will be one of the first you see. What do you enjoy most about being a member of the...
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Meet Karen Singleton

Meet Karen Singleton
Name: Karen Singleton What do you do at Stan Sherlock Associates? I am a Customer Consultant for the Yorkshire Building Society and a member of the Business support team. I assist customers with their accounts and enquiries and help the rest of the team where I can. What do you enjoy most about being a member of the business support team? I enjoy c...
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Roxy Sherlock aka The Floof, aka Roxstar, aka Roxalina, aka Mush

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Name: Roxy Sherlock aka The Floof, aka Roxstar, aka Roxalina, aka Mush What do you do at Stan Sherlock Associates? I am the Chief Happiness Officer which means I spread joy, positivity and light daily as I sashay around our office. My role within the business is not to be taken lightly, it's hard being such an integral part of the business, but I g...
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Buying a New-build? Let us help you!

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You've seen your dream home, you're buying it off plan and you get to choose all your own finishes. But first you need to finance it! For most people that means getting a mortgage. We're here to make that process stress free and ensure you get the finances you need to the right people at the right time. We're here to look after ...
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Pensions for the self employed

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When it comes to the self employed and pensions, there are three main things to consider.  1: The first one is if you don't do it, nobody else will. You don't have an employer that's going to set a pension up for you or make contributions into it. So the onus falls on you, as the individual, to think ahead and get a pension. It's you...
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Can your pension sustain your retirement?

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Our Financial Adviser Robert Sherlock answers your top questions. With many people falling short of having enough saved for retirement, it's worth thinking about how long your pension can sustain your lifestyle. With recent news about rising inflation increasing the cost of living, along with people living longer, it's more important now than ever ...
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Use it or lose it! Our Financial Planner Robert Sherlock looks at how you can maximise your tax allowances and reliefs before the end of the tax year.

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What are tax allowances and reliefs? Could you be missing out on hundreds of pounds, maybe even thousands? Money that could be in your bank account rather than the tax man's. There are many different types of tax allowances and reliefs available to people who live in the UK. It's not just the first £12570 of income that's tax free, as some people m...
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Meet Helen Bush

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Name: Helen Bush What do you do at Stan Sherlock Associates?I'm a Mortgage and Protection Adviser. I have worked in the Financial Service industry for 33 years and been an adviser for the last 25 years.Why did you become a mortgage and protection adviser?Whilst working in my previous job, the role was created, and I just started to do it! I lo...
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Behind every successful adviser is ….

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For us the answer to this is... a fantastic business support team! Every adviser we've had work with us, since we were founded in 1989, has been a success. This is no coincidence. Yes we'd like to take credit for talent spotting but really it's the graft that goes on behind the scenes that ensures our advisers and therefore our clients are suc...
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Matt Duncan joins SSA as our Yorkshire Building Society Supervisor!

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We have appointed a new supervisor to welcome and support our Yorkshire Building Society customers. Matt Duncan has joined our team as Yorkshire Building Society Supervisor and Client Care Adviser. We run the Yorkshire Building Society at our offices on Lowther Street and Matt will welcome clients arriving to meet their financia...
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Our home insurance specialist, Sophie McMillan, shines light on the dark arts behind the cost of your insurance premium

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If I had a pound for every client that asks me 'why is it so expensive… my last policy was way cheaper than that' I would be a very rich woman! There are so many factors taken into consideration, by the insurance company, when the wizards that be work out your insurance premiums. Most of them you know, for example, the age of your propert...
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Would you benefit from consolidating your pensions?

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Not all Jobs are for life like they used to be! More and more of us are changing jobs on a more regular basis and this results in many of us have more than one pension. As we move home as well as jobs, it's very easy to lose track of them. Here I explore what you need to do if you're thinking about consolidating your pensions. Track down your old p...
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Business Protection - Do you have it? You should.

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Prior to lockdown, over half (51%) of businesses had some form of debt, owing an average of £176,000 each – and yet just 20% used an insurance policy as security. To add to this already significant issue, bank lending to struggling businesses via government-backed COVID-19 loan schemes reached nearly £52bn as of mid-August 2020 – meaning that UK bu...
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Everything you need to know about mortgages!

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Looking for a mortgage broker but don't know where to start? Want to buy a house at auction but you don't know if you can get a mortgage? Or maybe you just want to know how to boost your credit score.  Here you will find 31 answers to some of the most asked questions about mortgages and the mortgage process.  Can I get a mo...
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Welcome to the team Deborah Riding!

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We're delighted to announce that a financial adviser with an outstanding reputation and 26 years experience in the financial services and mortgage advice sector has joined our practice. Deborah Riding joins us in the newly created role of Compliance and Development Manager. Deborah will offer financial advice directly to our gro...
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Want to get onto the property ladder? Read on about Help To Buy mortgages...

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 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HELP TO BUY! Help to buy can be confusing and hard to get your head round. Who pays what? When do you have to pay it back? What do you have to pay back? How much can you borrow? Who is entitled to Help to Buy? WHAT IS HELP TO BUY AND HOW DOES IT WORK? With a Help to Buy: Equity Loan, the Government lends first time...
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95% Mortgages Explained!

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95% mortgages are back. But can YOU get one? How easy is it to get your hands on one? Who's entitled to them? What are the restrictions? Our Practice Principal Bobby Sherlock explains what a 95% mortgage is: Put simply, a 95% mortgage allows you to borrow 95% of what the house you're buying is worth. It means that you only need a 5% deposit to be a...
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Pension Scams! Don't get caught out.

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JANET'S TOP TIPS ON AVOIDING THE SCAMMERS AND TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR PENSIONS Are you one of the many people who have been saving into a pension for a long time but find the whole thing a little perplexing? Have you been saving into a pension for years but don't really understand how your money is invested and how you can access it? ...
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Ian's top 3 things NOT TO DO when applying for a mortgage:

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1. DON'T mismanage other financial commitments! This may sound obvious to a lot of people but it's amazing how often we see clients who've had issues/problems with some of their other financial commitments (loans, credit cards, vehicle finance etc). This can often cause problems when applying for a mortgage – worst case scenario, it can preven...
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