Equity Release

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 Leigh

Citrus Financial Management Ltd

146 Tonbridge Rd, Hildenborough, Tonbridge TN11 9HW, UK – 01732 834834

I cannot recommend Citrus highly enough! Shirley has been absolutely fantastic in helping us obtain our mortgage offer.. Our case was far from straightforward and I have no doubt she went above and beyond her usual role as a mortgage adviser to help us. We were kept informed every step of the way. I am incredibly grateful and apologise if we have given you grey hairs :) Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Good financial planning and advice locally.

Base Financial

162 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1BB, UK – 01732 240000

Excellent service and advice. Base Financial helped organise my various pensions and investments. Very friendly and professional team based in Tonbridge High Street.

Wheble Financial

156 Tonbridge Rd, Hildenborough, Tonbridge TN11 9HW, UK – 01732 835480

Click for excellent Money Saving Expert advice on choosing an Independent Financial Adviser (or IFA) around Leigh.

Business Loans and Crowd Funding

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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Mortgage Brokers, Banks, Etc

HSBC

100 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1AN, UK – 0345 740 4404

Generally quick counter service and a range of automated banking options.

Barclays Bank

105 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1DJ, UK – 0345 734 5345

Nice bank

Lloyds Bank

121 High St, Kent, Tonbridge TN9 1DB, UK – 0345 300 0000

Can't knock it lol does what a bank does

Opening hours are good, well staffed, friendly and welcoming. Lack of a paying in machine but not usually a problem as there are tellers usually available

Banks

Nationwide

55 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SD, UK – 0800 554 0284

Excellent service, staff always helpful. Manageress always on hand, in all a very pleasent experience to use this branch of Nationwide.

Small nationwide which lacks a paying in machine but there is hardly ever a wait and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Mill Bank, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1PY

Mill Cres, Tonbridge TN9 1PE, UK

HSBC

100 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1AN, UK – 0345 740 4404

Generally quick counter service and a range of automated banking options.

Building Societies

Nationwide

55 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SD, UK – 0800 554 0284

Excellent service, staff always helpful. Manageress always on hand, in all a very pleasent experience to use this branch of Nationwide.

Small nationwide which lacks a paying in machine but there is hardly ever a wait and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Halifax

39 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SQ, UK – 01732 584833

Mortgage Brokers

Personal Touch Kent

Vauxhall Ln, Tonbridge TN11 0NE, UK – 01732 364772

Very knowledgeable, great service provided. Exceeded our expectations and very reasonably priced.

Thanks Neil for all you help. Fantastic reliable service.

Mortgage Advice Bureau

93 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1DR, UK – 01732 770077

Mortgages

NatWest

130 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1DE, UK – 0345 788 8444

Great service, but please provide a decent space to write and provide us with pens. I constantly have to jump the queue to ask to borrow a pen and then find no comfortable place to fill out forms etc. There are large chairs with tiny tables, usually covered with leaflets. Thank you.

Nationwide

55 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SD, UK – 0800 554 0284

Excellent service, staff always helpful. Manageress always on hand, in all a very pleasent experience to use this branch of Nationwide.

Small nationwide which lacks a paying in machine but there is hardly ever a wait and the staff are friendly and helpful.

HSBC

100 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1AN, UK – 0345 740 4404

Generally quick counter service and a range of automated banking options.

St Mary's Church
Leigh, Kent
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
01732 833022


Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.