6 Keppel Place
Being independent means that we can offer you totally unbiased advice. We are not limited to certain lenders or products so can ensure that you get the advice that is most suited to your needs.
We are strong advocates of independence and would recommend a visit to www.unbiased.com, if you are interested in contacting independent companies in the financial or legal professions.
We operate nationally and most of our clients are located outside our area. However, we have always had a strong presence in Plymouth and the surrounding areas and because we live and work in Plymouth, we are available to our clients at almost any time; whether you wish to phone us, email us or drop in for a chat. We only ask you let us know, in advance, if you are visiting, so we can ensure privacy for our talks.
Our clients will probably tell you that nothing is too much trouble. We make the effort so you don't have to. We don't have official opening hours and we often receive calls from clients in what used to be called 'unsociable hours'. We also have clients with properties abroad, so need to accommodate their hours, too.
LEA FS has been designed to provide independent, unbiased and ethical advice to private and business clients who are seeking finance on homes, let properties and commercial premises. We offer Advice and Arrangement on all types of mortgages and loans including. Residential and commercial mortgages, First time buyer mortgages, home-movers and refinancing deals on Buy to lets, Holiday homes, Holiday lets and foreign properties.
We also offer advice & arrangement of personal, business and property insurances to meet your needs from the whole market place.
In addition, we can arrange a wide variety of extra services. Contact us for a complete list.
Business support services
Limited Company incorporation, often on same day
Overseas mortgages arranged
Bridging Loans, Asset Finance and Self-Build Finance
Business Protection Insurance and Liability Insurances
Property surveys, Building Surveys, Legal Services, Web-site Development.
In fact, if there is a service you need, talk to us because, even if we don't offer it, we probably know someone who does.
Regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority - Firm Ref No: 482614
Registered under the Data Protection Act - Register Number Z1354876
Members of Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), Chartered Insurance Institute - Mortgage Professionals (CII-MP), National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB); Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Plymouth Chamber of Commerce (CoC), Trading Standards Buy With Confidence (BWC), non-member of British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BWCA)
If you are in Plymouth, head for Albert Road and, near the top, there is a 'pub' called the 'Pheasant Pluckers' (it is right). Keppel Place is the turning immediately above (i.e. East) of the pub. We are in the second house of a terrace of five about 80
I'm based in London and have never met Les in person but, over a period of about 10 years, I have used his services for 4 different mortgages. I first went to him out of frustration with some London-based brokers. Whilst they hardly had time to discuss my needs and appeared to be trying to palm me off with something quickly so that they could earn their commissions with the least amount of effort, I found Les to be quite the opposite. He is thorough, always keen to discuss my situation in detail and seemingly more experienced and intelligent than his city-based counterparts. Les is one of the most honest brokers you'll ever find and he'll recommend the financial product which is most appropriate for your requirements.
Phillip Lamerton - 26/07/2012 | report this review
We recently used LEA when moving house, they understood what we were trying to achieve and were very helpful. They did all the work for us and it was such a relief to know we didn't need to worry. We have now successfully moved house and I can't imagine the problems we would of had without them. Thanks!
Andy Goodman - 28/07/2009 | report this review
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Extremely satisfied with the service level provided by Les Whitfield (LEA Financial Services). Les's professional approach and helpful attitude made otherwise complex process simple, easy and most importantly successful. I will always be happy to recommend him
This was the first time I have had to seek a mortgage and the situation was difficult for me. Thank yoi
This is the second time I have used your service. This should speak volumes
We were most impressed with the advice and help with our finances prior to the application. Even more impressive was the way you dealt with Halifax to give us the exact Product we were looking for. All things considered, you were vey quick. Many thanks
Thank you Les, Karen & Graham x
Thank you for all your help
Problems arose with lender and their appointed solicitor regarding communications as they confused correspondence and loan address. Thanks for your help.
Very good service. Thank you for all your help
Thank you Les for all your help and advice. I wouldn't know what I would have done without all your help. I will definintely use you again and recommend your services.
Have used LEA twice in the past year, first for bridging finance and then most recently for a buy to let remortgage. Excellent service, nothing is too much trouble and they always have time for you.
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