Wednesday April 14, 2021

Looking to buy your first home?

Sometimes the road from falling in love with a house to making it your home can seem full of potholes, so…

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Wednesday March 17, 2021

Happy birthday to us – 15 years old!

Who would have thought 15 years on from starting The Finance Roome at home in my bedroom that, thanks to Covid,…

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Tuesday February 2, 2021

Topping up your retirement fund with Equity Release

Coronavirus has impacted upon our lives in ways we never thought possible. At the beginning of 2020 no-one would have believed…

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Wednesday January 13, 2021

Who’s better protected, you or your pet?

When Legal & General undertook their Deadline to Breadline research looking into the financial stability of people across the UK and…

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Saturday October 10, 2020

Which insurance companies do you use?

We offer a full FREE advice and recommendation service to find you the cover that you need. We will use whoever…

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Wednesday October 7, 2020

Which lenders do we use?

Apparently, a typical mortgage broker (including those who market themselves as independent) only uses an average of less than 10 lenders…

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Friday September 25, 2020

Did you take a mortgage payment holiday?

Firstly, let's rewind back to April 2020... The Government announced, that customers needing financial support due to COVID circumstances would have…

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Wednesday July 8, 2020


ESTAS is the largest customer review platform and award scheme for estate & letting agents, property lawyers, & mortgage advisors in…

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Tuesday June 30, 2020


You can watch (us hopefully winning) here on Friday

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Friday May 29, 2020

May/June Newsletter – Covid 19

With the easing of lockdown and opening up of the housing market in England, perhaps now’s the time to chat about…

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Tuesday May 5, 2020

Are you ahead of other buyers?

Are your finances ready so that you are in the best position to buy? Once we get out of lockdown people…

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Tuesday April 28, 2020

Are you waiting to move house?

There are approximately 373,000 property purchases currently on hold due to COVID-19, worth a combined estimated value of £82bn, according to…

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Tuesday April 21, 2020

Do you want to borrow for home improvements?

More and more people are doing jobs around the house while we are all stuck at home. Some mortgage rates are…

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Thursday March 26, 2020

Guaranteed Insurability – does your policy offer this?

New Life and Critical Illness Applications Submitting a life cover or critical illness application for anyone that has or is suffering…

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Monday March 16, 2020

Coronavirus – Are You Protected?

CORONAVIRUS AND YOU -  are you protected? If not then please do call us NOW. As long as you have NO…

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Wednesday March 11, 2020

Coronavirus – Consider Protection

The topic of the day is Coronavirus that's for sure. The implications are far reaching. The effects are likely to be…

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Thursday March 5, 2020

Business Protection – What Is It?

WHAT IS BUSINESS PROTECTION? Business protection is often overlooked. However it is KEY to protecting your business from financial losses caused…

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Wednesday February 26, 2020

Fame for the team!

It isn't every day you have a film crew in your office! A huge thank you to the fabulous team at…

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Thursday February 13, 2020

Do Capital Gains Tax Changes Affect You?

We are all (hopefully!) aware that there are changes to the rules surrounding Capital Gains Tax as of April 2020 -…

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Thursday January 23, 2020


Calling all landlords. Whether you manage a large portfolio, are a tentative first-time landlord or an accidental one. Please join us…

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Thursday January 16, 2020

New Year, New Home

So Christmas is over and it is time for a fresh start - does this mean a new home for you…

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Thursday January 9, 2020


It is hard to believe, but voting soon closes for the 2020 Estate Agents of the Year Awards. As you know,…

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Wednesday January 1, 2020

New Year – New Insurance?

NEW YEAR – NEW INSURANCE Another year over and a new one just begun. A new decade is starting along with…

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Tuesday December 24, 2019

Happy Christmas to all!

  The Finance Roome would like to wish all our clients past, present and future, a very Happy Christmas. Please note…

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Thursday December 19, 2019

A New Home at Christmas?

The Christmas period has long been associated with a lack of activity within the property market. However an increasing number of…

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Thursday December 12, 2019

Five Reasons Why You Need Life Insurance

No one likes to think about a time after they’ve gone, but life insurance could offer reassurance and comfort to you…

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Friday November 29, 2019

Prepare Your Home For Winter

  Taking on some basic home maintenance or repairs before the cold weather sets in can negate the need for more…

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Thursday October 31, 2019

Property – The Brexit Effect Part 2

This week is part 2 of our blog regarding the Brexit effect. We are looking at both positive and negative opinions…

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Thursday October 24, 2019

Property – The Brexit Effect

Whether you’re a staunch Remainer or an avid Brexiteer, there’s no denying that the uncertainty around when the UK will leave…

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Thursday October 3, 2019

Bank of Mum and Dad need Legal Advice

Bank of Mum and Dad Research released this week suggests that around 61% of first time buyers this year bought their first…

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Thursday September 19, 2019

Landlord’s Insurance – Right For You?

You might not be aware that we offer Landlord's insurance too here at The Finance Roome. It is very different from…

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Thursday September 12, 2019

Welcome to Issy and Happy Birthday!

We are very happy to welcome on board our newest Adminstrator, Issabella North. Issy joins us from Sixth Form and is…

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Thursday September 5, 2019

Why Protection for your Family is Essential

Family Security through Protection We often talk about how important it is to make sure your family is adequately protected against…

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Friday August 23, 2019

Six Steps to Great Results!

Come along and join us at this FREE event on September 11th, after work. Essential for anyone looking to grow their…

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Wednesday August 21, 2019

First Time Buy – Before or After Brexit?

If there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain about Brexit, is that it has made everything feel very UNcertain, regardless of whether…

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Tuesday August 20, 2019

We Ran the Runway!

Congratulations to our very own Ellen Roome who ran the runway at midnight on Saturday, helping to raise money for fly2help…

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Wednesday August 14, 2019

Run The Runway!

If you aren't busy Saturday evening and would like to do something different to help two amazing charities fly2help and Maggie's…

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Thursday August 8, 2019

Pigs Can Fly!

You know it’s really true that pigs can fly! The Small Spaces Theatre Company’s production of Helen Landau’s play “PIGS CAN…

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Friday August 2, 2019

Smaller Deposit Means Fewer Options

Loan to Value Market Options The number of 75 per cent LTV mortgage products available on the market now outstrips higher…

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Friday July 12, 2019

Explaining Business Protection

Business Protection Business protection is often overlooked but is key to protecting your business from financial losses caused by unavoidable change.…

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Thursday June 20, 2019

The Ageing Population and Buy To Let

The Ageing Population - Buy To Let There are always a variety of trends to follow in the housing market. In…

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Wednesday June 12, 2019

Do You Have Adequate Protection?

We speak to so many of our lovely clients regarding their mortgage requirements and help them to buy their first homes,…

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Tuesday June 11, 2019

Have a cuppa on us!

Maggie’s Cancer Centres provide free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. The centres…

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Friday May 24, 2019

Come along to the Bredon Tower Run!

This year we are delighted to support The Bredon Tower Run on behalf of Bredon Cricket Club. The club are in…

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Wednesday May 22, 2019

We Welcome Luke On Board

  We are delighted to announce that our apprentice Luke Damagnez has finished his year long apprenticeship. He has chosen to…

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Friday May 3, 2019

Commercial Mortgages – Look No Further

Did you know that we can advise on commercial mortgages too? A very different kettle of fish! We list the different…

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Thursday May 2, 2019

Client’s Kind Words

Some lovely words from our client Mr M B yesterday - we do have the best clients. Well worth highlighting, nice…

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Thursday April 18, 2019

Holiday Letting Boom?

A holiday letting boom Is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agencies. Apparently  there will…

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Friday April 5, 2019

Equity Release – A Modern Solution?

The current climate of low savings rates, poor pension payouts and inflation is seeing more older people taking out equity release mortgages.…

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Friday February 22, 2019

Actors, Musicians and Mortgages

Here at The Finance Roome, we are renowned for helping clients with non-standard, often quirky, mortgage needs. However, many of our…

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Thursday February 14, 2019

Mortgages For Older Borrowers

More lenders than ever are offering mortgages for older borrowers but is this a good idea? We can help you decide…

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Friday February 8, 2019

Chilly Forecast for UK Housing Market?

The UK housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years, surveyors say. A net balance…

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Thursday January 31, 2019

Looking After Your Home In A Cold Snap

With freezing temperatures, high winds and storms, winter can be a worrying time of year for us all. However, there’s plenty you…

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Friday December 21, 2018

Happy Christmas!

Everyone here at The Finance Roome would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.…

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Thursday December 6, 2018

He’s Here!

That would be our fly2help bear rather than Santa himself....... Finally Bear has arrived at our offices. His journey has been…

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Friday November 30, 2018

Bear Buys A House!

Clearly our fly2help bear has been saving hard - he is seen here looking at possible house purchases with our neighbouring…

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Thursday November 29, 2018

Where Is The Bear Today???

It looks like he has been hi-jacked by our lovely friend from fly2help! Let's hope he gets some more raffle donations…

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Tuesday November 27, 2018

Follow Our Bear!

Our fly2help bear fancied a different form of transport today! Who knows where the Glos Airport firetruck might take him........ Don't…

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Wednesday November 21, 2018


Follow our fly2help bear today.... how is he getting on in his quest to sell raffle tickets and make it to…

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Monday November 19, 2018


It's that silly time of year again! Nearly time for our Christmas party on December 6th and this year we are…

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Friday November 9, 2018


There are a number of benefits to be had from private medical insurance. Private cover will typically give you access to…

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Friday November 2, 2018

Housing in the Budget – what it means to you.

A quick summary - what the budget might mean to you from the housing point of view. TAX - £12,500 personal tax…

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Friday October 26, 2018

Houses for Hallowe’en!

Would you like to live here? A host of haunted houses for Hallowe'en...... even we might not be able to get…

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Friday October 12, 2018

Autumn in the UK

We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful country so let's celebrate the season by sharing some gorgeous Autumnal images.…

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Friday October 5, 2018

Insurance Cover and Protection Explained

The value of advice on Cover and Protection It is said you can't put a value on good advice. Here at…

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Friday September 28, 2018

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

What does a mortgage broker do that you can't? And why should you pay for their services when there are already loads of…

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Thursday September 20, 2018

Structuring A Property Portfolio – Free Seminar

INVESTING IN PROPERTY LEVEL 2 – STRUCTURING A PROPERTY PORTFOLIO WHEN - Friday September 28th 8.30am to 11.00am WHERE - Allcooper…

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Friday September 14, 2018

Bank of Mum and Dad Needs Help!

One in 4 housing transactions involve the Bank of Mum and Dad Recent surveys show that a quarter of housing transactions…

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Friday September 7, 2018

5 Reasons To Live In Cheltenham

No. 1 - History Founded in Anglo Saxon times, the town takes its name from the River Chelt which runs through…

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Friday August 31, 2018

Need a Foster Carer Mortgage?

Let us help. Nowadays being a foster carer is no longer perceived as being a volunteer  - it is seen as…

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Friday August 31, 2018

Luke’s A Winner!

August Apprentice of the Month for South West Apprentices goes to ….. Luke Damagnez at The Finance Roome in Cheltenham!  …

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Friday August 24, 2018

Buying a Holiday Home – What, where and how?

Do you want to own a slice of the seaside? If you harbour dreams of buying your very own holiday home,…

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Thursday August 16, 2018

Not Married – Do We Need a Will?

The short answer to the above question is Yes. Absolutely you need a Will. Many unmarried couples who jointly own a…

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Friday August 10, 2018

A Mortgage for your Airbnb

Airbnb is always in the headlines these days. Despite causing some controversy it continues to enjoy consistent growth. Many homeowners are…

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Thursday August 2, 2018


So the bank of England has decided to raise the mortgage interest rate by 0.25 per cent to 0.75 per cent.…

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Monday July 30, 2018


Once again due to our continuing success (thank you clients - we wouldn't be here without you!) we are urgently looking…

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Friday July 27, 2018

Time To Buy A House?

Is there a better time of year to buy a house? Well contrary to belief Spring doesn't seem to be the…

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Friday July 20, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 3

 The Best Mortgage For You Under the new rules, almost all mortgages will have to be taken out with financial advice.…

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Monday July 16, 2018

Get Yourself a £50 Voucher!

We are hiring again! Our great levels of business mean we need another mortgage administrator. Check out our advert at Glos…

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Friday July 13, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 2

Last week we talked about essential things you need to know about a mortgage.  How a mortgages works, the different types…

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Thursday July 12, 2018

Re-Mortgage and Save!

Current research shows that borrowers on a standard variable rate mortgage could save literally thousands each year by re-mortgaging to a…

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Monday July 9, 2018

Airport Open Day 2018

We were delighted to help out at yesterday's very successful Airport Open Day. The Open Day is held annually in aid…

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Friday July 6, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 1

So you have decided to buy a house. You start to think about getting a mortgage arranged. That's when you realise…

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Friday June 29, 2018

Charity Airport Open Day

Are you interested in planes and aviation? Are you aware of the excellent facilities at our local airport in Gloucestershire? Why…

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Friday June 8, 2018

Decorating – Making Your House Into Your Home

So you are in your lovely new home, your various insurances are sorted out and you have made your first mortgage…

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Thursday May 31, 2018

Time To Pay Off Your Help To Buy Equity Loan

Thursday 31st May is a very important date for any of you that have held a Help to Buy equity loan…

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Monday May 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Boss!

Celebrating Ellen's birthday in style! A gin themed hamper, some super gooey cake and a bunch of wild flowers did the…

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Friday May 18, 2018

Buying a Home – Step by Step – Part 3

So here we are, the final instalment in The Finance Roome's mini series helping to explain the home buying process from…

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Friday May 11, 2018

Buying A Home – Step By Step – Part 2

So you've found your dream house! This is only the beginning of a long and sometimes stressful journey into home ownership.…

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Friday May 4, 2018

Buying A Home – Step by Step – Part One

If you are considering buying your own home then our blog is a must read - both this week and next.…

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Saturday April 28, 2018

Equity Release – The Pitfalls

Continuing The Finance Roome's  focus on Equity Release, today we take a look at what it actually means and we also…

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Thursday April 12, 2018

A Must Read Guide for First Time Buyers

  Buying a home is a huge financial commitment and can be daunting, especially for first time buyers. Read our guide…

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Wednesday April 4, 2018

Are you self-employed? Please read!

A diverse set of customer needs from the self-employed is driving the demand for specialist residential mortgages, according to a recent…

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Wednesday March 28, 2018

Technology v People?

We have noticed a spate of on-line mortgage brokers changing their business models recently which prompted  us to think about how…

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Wednesday March 14, 2018

300 deals out there for buyers with a 5% deposit

We are keeping an eye on the latest mortgage rate deals for our clients. Both good and bad. It might be…

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Friday March 9, 2018


This time we are up for an ESTA and thrilled to be shortlisted. April 20th is D Day when we discover…

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Tuesday February 27, 2018


......Could be yours! This beautiful photo was taken early this morning, a fabulous frosty view across our Racecourse. Don't forget you…

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Tuesday February 20, 2018

Calling all First Time Buyers!

Are you First Time Buyers looking to buy your first home together? Come and talk to us about arranging your mortgage…

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Monday February 12, 2018

Valentine’s for First Time Buyers

Are you First Time Buyers looking to buy your first home together? Come and talk to us about arranging your mortgage…

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Tuesday February 6, 2018

Gloucestershire Forwards

A fabulous networking breakfast this morning at Gloucestershire Stadium; very well attended with lots of new faces to meet. Great speakers…

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