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The Free Money Advice Service has been setup by the government to provide impartial advice on most financial matters but is particularly good on Equity Release. 

Equity Release is a minefield but a necessary minefield! Get it right and older people can raise money on their property - potentially allowing them to afford to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. Get it wrong and they can accumulate an enormous debt and effectively disinherit their children as the finance company claims their home in order to repay the accumulated loan when they die. The link below may help you decide whether this might be a useful route to go down. However just as importantly consider using a financial adviser.
This is a simple AgeUK Equity Release calculator which will help you find out how much an equity release loan would allow you to raise on your house.

Independent Financial Advisers - IFAs Southgate

Church Hill Finance

178 Church Hill Rd, London, Barnet EN4 8PP, UK – 020 8361 5050

A timely and personal service with professional advice that was sympathetic and best suited to my personal circumstances! I would have no hesitation in recommending Church Hill Finance if you are looking for financial advice with heart and where the solution is in the best interest of the client. Excellent, warm, friendly and professional service with a smile!

Safeguard Financial & Mortgage Advisers LLP

6 Whittington Rd, London N22 8YD, UK – 020 8888 1567

We were first time buyers and daunted by the entire process of purchasing our first property. In particular, we were worried about getting a mortgage for our purchase. We had looked at a number of different options, had ‘slick’ presentations and brochures handed to us by many firms, but simply did not feel comfortable and confident that we had the right mortgage adviser on our side who could guide us through this complicated process. Then a friend told us about Safeguard – a firm we had never heard of before. We wrote to them with our requirements. To our surprise, Safeguard got back to us within a day, with a very helpful guideline on what to do next in order to assess our mortgage eligibility. That was just the start of what turned out to be an extremely helpful association for us with Safeguard. Not only did they source the best mortgage product for us from the market (we know this because we were in touch with a number of other firms and none of them could offer us a better deal than Safeguard), they also truly became our trusted advisers. For instance, there was one time when they actually advised us against applying for a mortgage for just a few months because one of our supporting documents wasn’t quite right and would have left a mark on our mortgage file. Another friend told us that even though Safeguard had already agreed a mortgage with them, they called our friend of their own accord a few days later to offer an even better rate from another provider that had just come up in the market. There were numerous other instances when Safeguard took a proactive stance to guide us on what would be the best course for us to take. We came to trust Safeguard through our association with them and in the end, when all our paper work was completed, they got us a mortgage within a matter of weeks. Safeguard have made an impression on us as being a firm that is high on substance and nil on bombast – exactly the kind of partner anyone would like to work with in our view on something as important as a mortgage. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for a mortgage, and will be sure to reach out to them for their advice when it is time to renew our mortgage.

I have been using Safeguard since I got on the property ladder and have been extremely happy with the reliable service they have been providing. They make the effort to understand our requirements and look for the best deals, the communication and advice has always been very clear and detailed. They are trustworthy and I wouldn't go to anyone else for our mortgages. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking to take out a mortgage.

Archers Financial Services

1 Windmill Hill, Enfield EN2 6SE, UK – 020 8364 5445

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This is a revolution! We are used to going to a bank with a business plan and been lent money on very high rates of interest - but only under increasingly demanding conditions. Crowd funding is the public investing directly to the businesses - at all stages of their development. Crucially there is a huge range of projects and Crowd Funders. You could do worse than just read and then click some of the WiKi link below.

Crowd Funding and Business Loans

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17 The Broadway, London N14 6PP, UK – 0345 740 4404

A nice little branch. However, I wasn't impressed by the quality of the advice I received​ about children's savings accounts.


1 Aldermans Hill, London N13 4YE, UK – 0345 740 4404

My experience with this branch was good the staff was very polite and helpful

Lovely local branch with a fantastic customers service. For wheelchair ♿ uses you have to ring the bell and a member of staff will help you into the branch.


256/258 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London N13 5TU, UK – 020 8218 0914

This is a very helpful branch always the staff very helpful and willing to go the extra mile. Would recommend to anyone.

friendly staff but most of the times one of the ATMs which gets the money doesn't work


TSB Bank

113-115 Cockfosters Rd, Barnet EN4 0DA, UK – 020 8790 9989

One of the only two High Street Bank in Cockfosters & with 24 hours cash point service.

Cashiers are very helpful and branch is very good

Lloyds Bank

369 Green Lanes, London N13 4JH, UK – 0345 300 0000

I’m one of their customers and I have to say they are really polite and willing to help. If it gets busy somebody always comes and asks what do you need and if they can they do it for you they do it 😊

Great friendly staff never had a problem !


69 Chase Side, London N14 5BQ, UK – 0800 554 0664

The BEST , Friendly Banking Staff ever. Polite with customers, to the point of asking them if they need a glass of water , a coffee or a tea! Apart from that, they will gladly help you resolve problems that make opening a bank account for you difficult, a thing that no other bank/branch ever tried to do. Recommended definitely, worthy of their role/job.

I popped in here and the staff are so nice.

Building Societies


7 Aldermans Hill, London N13 4YG, UK – 0800 554 0210

So pleasant, helpful, great building society, and this is a great branch!


33 Church St, Enfield EN2 6AJ, UK – 0800 554 0220

What a nice branch. Very spacious and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Good access for those with mobility concerns.

Good banking good customer service


69 Chase Side, London N14 5BQ, UK – 0800 554 0664

The BEST , Friendly Banking Staff ever. Polite with customers, to the point of asking them if they need a glass of water , a coffee or a tea! Apart from that, they will gladly help you resolve problems that make opening a bank account for you difficult, a thing that no other bank/branch ever tried to do. Recommended definitely, worthy of their role/job.

I popped in here and the staff are so nice.

Mortgage Brokers

Mortgages & Insurers Solutions

18 The Grangeway, Grange Park, London N21 2HG, UK – 020 8364 3444

I have used Mortgages & Insurers for several mortgage transactions and what keeps me coming back to them is their combination of high quality customer service and excellent product offerings. I have dealt with a number of the team and they are all consistently both helpful and efficient. Quick responses to emails but also very happy to have a longer discussion on the phone to explain a product or explore my specific needs. I will continue to use them in the future and always recommend to family & friends.

I have used Mortgages and Insurers Solutions for two mortgages recently. They lean slightly towards the pricier side compared to other brokers I however they are worth it. The point of using a broker is 'do they save time?' and in this respect they delivered. Danny demonstrated good knowledge of current products and the ability to match those products to our specific circumstances. Andy remained diligent throughout in ensuring that the various parties involved in the transaction remained engaged. Any queries I raised were responded to promptly and the service was friendly.

Morgan Sterling Ltd

Block F, Office, 288 Chase Rd, East Barnet Village, London N14 6HF, UK – 020 8385 8080

First Choice Mortgages

Building 3, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1GN, UK – 020 8432 9756


RJ Mortgage Finance

5 Green Lanes, London N13 4SP, UK – 020 3764 1831

Richard has been our financial advisor for a number of years now and has always provided us with good advice as well as careful financial planning. We have recommended him to friends and family over the years who have been similarly impressed and happy with the service he has provided. Most recently, Richard took care of our refinancing and in addition to getting us an excellent package also made it a seamless exercise. Thanks, Richard.

very helpful - will use again. Tom

JB Mortgages

28 The Rye, London N14 4LX, UK – 020 3488 3267

Professional service start to finish. We were first time buyers and were unsure about the whole process. We received helpful answers to our questions and are now happy homeowners. Would fully recommend.

James recently arranged my mortgage on my right to buy. The whole process went very smoothly. He is fantastic at his job and very very efficient in every sort of way. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I cannot stress enough on how good he really is. Thank you so much James. :)


55 Chase Side, London N14 5BU, UK – 020 8218 0933

It's a brilliant bank and it's local to everyone