Mortgage Planners

How we can help enAble you . . .

Sarah Wells ~ Mortgage Quality Manager

Sarah grew up in a village in Warwickshire and joined the Mortgage industry in 1992.

During more than 25 years working in mortgages, Sarah has worked with some of the UK’s leading lenders, such as Bradford & Bingley and Cheltenham & Gloucester, gaining experience in every part of the mortgage process from applications, to arrears, underwriting and mortgage advice.

Sarah joined the team in 2004 as a mortgage adviser and is now our Mortgage Quality Manager.

On top of her experience, Sarah holds specialist qualifications in Mortgage advice and Equity Release advice.

Sarah’s job is to work with both our clients and advisers, and also the lender, estate agents and solicitors to ensure that not only has the most suitable mortgage advice been given, but also that the mortgage is processed and completed as efficiently as possible.

Outside work Sarah is married to our Managing Partner, is a devoted mother to her son Edward and, when she finds time, enjoys spinning, yoga, and loves riding horses.

0203 463 8847

Graeme Smallman ~ Mortgage Adviser & Financial Planner

Graeme grew up in Reading and went on to study Philosophy and Politics at Keele University. He then built a career in the property sector before joining Ablestoke in 2010.

Graeme heads The Mortgage Department where he manages a team of advisers as well as his own clients. He has specialist knowledge and qualifications for mortgage and full financial planning advice, for both private clients and professionals.

Graeme regularly travels to Argentina and across the country to play polo, he is also a keen traveller and sport enthusiast enjoying any chance to play in competitive sports.

0203 463 8825

Barney Wilde ~ Mortgage Adviser

Barney has over 10 years mortgage advice experience in particular providing service to estate agents and their clients.

Barney enjoys playing football, squash and running having completed a few half marathons for charity. A big Charlton fan Barney also loves cooking, baking and eating out. He lives in Norbury and is himself a buy-to-let landlord, making him the perfect candidate to guide clients who either have or are thinking of investing in property.

0203 463 8778

Tania Lopes ~ Junior Mortgage Adviser

Tania is from North West London, She attended a language college and subsequently went on to Study Spanish and computing at Roehampton University.

Tania started her financial career with Barclays bank and after being promoted to several different positions joined Ablestoke, bringing with her linguistic skills in Portuguese and Spanish & excellent Customer service experience.


0203 463 8831

Hans Dampare ~ Mortgage Support

Growing up in Woolwich, South East London, Hans studied Psychology and Biology at Kingston University.

Soon after graduation Hans realised he wanted to pursue a career in finance and joined a large city mortgage broker. Wanting to develop his career further and have closer dealings with clients, Hans joined the Ablestoke team in August 2016.

You will often find Hans in the gym, and his other hobbies include photography (he once managed a successful photo lab) and he is a fan of most types of music.

0203 463 8820



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