Meet Our Team

Andy | The Financial Detectives

Andy Rowden
Director
Later Life Lending & Will Specialist

Andy has worked in the financial services industry for over twenty years. His specialist areas of advice are Later Life Lending, Wills residential and commercial mortgages and insurances.

Deborah | The Financial Detectives

Deb Rowden
Director

Deb has worked with Andy for over 20 years and is a part-time office administrator.

Hannah | The Financial Detectives

Hannah Rowden
Director
Mortgage & Insurance Adviser

Hannah's main role is to provide trusted and qualified advice from whole-of-market mortgages and insurances.

Dan | The Financial Detectives

Daniel Rowden
Director
Mortgage & Insurance Adviser

Dan started in financial services in 2005 and he has built up a large client portfolio. His specialist areas of advice are residential/buy to let mortgages and insurance.

Jess | The Financial Detectives

Jess Ash
Client Relationship Manager

Her role involves keeping in touch with our clients and is a point of contact to answer any queries during the lifetime of any of our clients mortgages or insurances.

Alyshia - Administrator - The Financial Detectives

Alyshia Schofield
Processing Manager

Alyshia is responsible for the efficient processing of all client mortgages and insurances. This involves constant liaising with clients, lenders, insurance companies and solicitors.

Oliver - Administrator - The financial detectives

Olly Woodason
Processing Administrator

Olly works with Alyshia to ensure the efficient processing of all client mortgages and insurances. This involves constant liaising with clients, lenders, insurance companies and solicitors.

Milo | The Financial Detectives

Milo
Chief of Security

Our faithful companion; better at sleeping than financial planning; likes his biscuits.

Your Independent Financial Advisors

The Financial Detectives is a family-run Independent Mortgage Broker based in the heart of Taunton, Somerset. However our services cover much more than just advising and arranging mortgages, we offer whole of market access to domestic and commercial insurances and financing options as well.  We pride ourselves on our professional and friendly service giving you the advantage of dealing with an approachable, local firm.

We are advisers and not salespeople.  If the right thing for you to do is to change nothing but stay with your existing arrangement then that is what we’ll advise.  We are not tied to a particular bank, lender or insurer.  This gives us the freedom to find what’s most suitable for you from every product available.  Doing the research for a decision as important as a mortgage, life insurance or will can be daunting and time consuming.  Our experience in the industry allows us to do most of the ground work for you.  We are always up to date with the latest product developments and the nuances of each provider’s processes.  This knowledge helps you get what you need, whilst saving you time and frustration.  One of the team will keep you updated throughout the entire process, ensuring your needs are met and concerns addressed.

Being a family run business, The Financial Detectives work to build lasting relationships.  We take the time to find out about our client’s needs and circumstances, rather than just offering generic, financial advice. But don’t take our word for it, read our clients testimonials to get a truer picture of how we serve our customers.

Our History

Qualified for Equity Release

Andy became qualified for helping our customers release the equity locked in their properties adding another string to our bow of financial services offered..

Hannah joins the team

Hannah joins the family business as a mortgage and insurance specialist.

The Great Re-Brand

Due to our continued growth and expansion into financial services other than just mortgage brokering we decide to rebrand ourselves as The Financial Detectives (naturally keeping the tongue-in-cheek detectives theme going)

Dan joins the team

Dan joins the family business after graduating from University, helping to expand our mortgage brokering team.

The Mortgage Detectives was Founded

The Mortgage Detectives was established by Andy and Deb Rowden after some deliberating over a name for the business, in the end a mutual enjoyment of detective novels won out and has stuck with the family to the present day.

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