Manchester is the fastest growing City in the UK and we at Manchester Money are at the forefront to service all secured financial needs for residential purposes. Our aim is to be the go to brand in Manchester for clients wanting to purchase their own home, remortgage to a better rate, capital raise for whatever purpose is required or any another form of secured lending needs. We make the process simple, while offering smart advice.

Chris Barker - Managing Director

Chris Barker

Founding Partner, Managing Director and Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Having joined The Money Group in 2018, Chris is one of the founding partners of Manchester Money and is the Managing Director, driving the Manchester Money Brand. With 10 years experience in the Financial Services industry and with over 10 years experience within a customer focused business previously, Chris is passionate that his clients receive excellent service and sound advice. Chris specialises in all areas of residential lending.

First record ever bought – Erasure, Chorus (on tape cassette)

First car – Red Peugeot 206

Favourite film – there are hundreds but if I had to pick one, it has to be One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest

Who would play me in a film – I’d like to say Brad Pit but I’m sure he’d turn down the role of me!!

Favourite biscuit – I don’t eat biscuits, give me a packet of pickled onion monster munch anytime!!

Last Holiday destination – Heraklion, Crete

Adam Evans – Mortgage and Protection Consultant

Adam Evans – Mortgage and Protection Consultant

Drawing on over 10 years experience as an estate agency based Mortgage Consultant, Adam brings to Manchester Money a wealth of industry expertise. 

Adam is adept in securing mortgages for a wide variety of clients. From first time buyers and home movers to seasoned investors, those with complex income streams or bespoke requirements Adam prides himself on delivering tailored solutions that address both immediate and long-term needs.

First record ever bought: It should have been Salt and Peppers debut album Hot, Cool and Vicious but I ended up buying Guns & Roses Appetite For Destruction. 

First Car: Ford Orion Ghia – with a sunroof and headrests!

Favourite Film: The Hunt For Red October.

Who would play me in a film: Steve McQueen

Favourite Biscuit: A bourbon!

Last holiday destination: Umbria, Italy – beautiful.

Darren Hopkinson - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Darren Hopkinson - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Darren has 30 years experience in the financial services this year ranging from a financial advisor, business development manager, and a mortgage advisor for the last 17 years. 

First record ever bought? The album I can remember buying was the first Now That’s What I Call Music on vinyl. I still have the album somewhere in the attic but no record player. 

First car? A mk1 Escort, showing my age now wish I still had the car now they are very collectable and expensive now. 

Favourite film? Point Break

Who would play you in a film? Not sure who would play me a film they would have to have a good sense of humour. 

Last Holiday destination? My last holiday was a short break to Rome last October, a fascinating place but extremely busy. 

 

 

Holly Dawson - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Holly Dawson - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Holly has worked in financial services for 16 years and brings a wealth of experience to Manchester Money. She is passionate that her clients receive the very best service and advice. Holly is determined and will work tirelessly to help her clients. She specialises in all types of mortgages having worked previously for high street banks, an independent financial advisory firm, and an estate agency.

First record ever bought – Spice Girls “Wannabe”

First car – Grey Nissan Micra

Favourite film – Cool Runnings “Yeah Man”

Who would play me in a film – Julia Roberts because she is ambitious, versatile and a force of nature!

Favourite biscuit – Shortbread

Last Holiday destination – Oludeniz, Turkey.

Mike Fagan - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Mike Fagan - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

I have worked in Mortgages for over 15 years now and Financial Services for 20. I have experience as both as an Underwriter and now as an Adviser. I have a wealth of mortgage knowledge, from New Build and Help-to-Buy mortgages through to Buy-to-Let and also Expat mortgages, having previously lived and worked in Dubai (Not as glamorous as it sounds).

First record ever bought – Definitely Maybe

First car – Peugeot 206

Favourite film – Point Break, it’s a classic.

Who would play me in a film – Stephen Merchant (I’m 6’4 so he seems the natural choice)

Favourite biscuit – Not a huge biscuit fan but I am partial to a chocolate bourbon, if you’re asking?

Last Holiday destination – Dubai

Beth Wildman - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Beth Wildman - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Beth has worked in Estate Agency for a number of years building up her knowledge, learning the Sales, Lettings and Financial Services process and everything in between.

She prides herself on providing excellent customer service and has done so within all the varying estate agency roles. Beth is ambitious, driven and always wants the best for her customers. 

First record ever bought – Busted - What I Go To School For

First car – Seat Ibiza (still drive it!)

Favourite film – Pretty Woman

Who would play me in a film – Jodie Comer - sassy, driven and always gets the job done!

Favourite biscuit – Not a biscuit person, rather a cheeseboard

Last Holiday destination – Thailand

Lewis Prager - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Lewis Prager - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Lewis has several years experience within the financial services sector including experience as a Mortgage & Protection Adviser within a thriving and fast pasted estate agency branch. Lewis brings to Manchester Money a wealth of industry expertise with an arm around you approach for the First Time buyers all the way through to the intricate portfolio landlords.

First record ever bought – Westlife (Greatest Hits), Double CD Edition

First car – Fiat Punto, Active Sport 1.2 in Red

Favourite film – Has to be Gladiator with Russel Crowe

Who would play me in a film – Dwayne Johnson

Favourite biscuit – Custard Creams , dunk away !

Last Holiday destination – Tenerife

Stacey Saint - Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Stacey Saint - Mortgage Adviser

I have been in Financial services now for nearly 8 years,  initially as a case manager, paraplanner and now Mortgage adviser, the best part of my job is without a doubt the clients, that feeling you get when you tell someone their mortgage offer has come through is amazing, we’ve all been there waiting -  even us advisers get a little nervous when we’re waiting for ours so I understand how much it means to each and every client! 

First record ever bought? Craig David - 7 days, and  I’m still a fan, very nearly saw him in Ibiza a couple of years ago but that’s a whole different story 

First car? Citroen Saxo - pearl blue colour with little yellow knobs on the windows and doors on the inside, at the time this was super cool

Favourite film? This is a hard one as there’s so much choice, but I’d say it’s got to be Pretty Woman, I can watch this over and over again 

Who would play you in a film? Gina Rodriguez - Jane the Virgin star, I think most of us ladies have a bit of Jane in us

Favourite biscuit? Malted Milk - have to be dunked in tea though 

Last Holiday destination? Prague - managed a little city break just before the first lockdown... bring back the holidays, please!

Charlotte Jones - Mortgage Adviser

Charlotte Jones - Mortgage Adviser

First record ever bought? Dave Pearce - Trance Anthems 

First car? A Silver Vauxhall Corsa, i past my test and started a 28 mile daily commute to work! 

Favourite film? Shutter Island

Who would play you in a film? Sandra Bullock

Ideal night out? Tapas, sangria and a sunset. 

Favourite biscuit? Custard cream with a cuppa for dunking! 

Favourite quote? "The time is always right to do what’s right. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Vicky Pennington - Admin & Compliance manager

Vicky Pennington - Admin & Compliance manager

I have over 10 years’ experience as an office administrator and have been a case handler for 11 mortgage advisers. I have experience in handling the most adverse and complex cases and am able to fully support mortgage advisers with limited company applications, sole trader applications, buy to let’s and residential applications with the upmost discretion.

I pride myself on exceptional customer service and the ability to offer a personal touch to every application making every application stress free. 

First record ever bought: It was bought for me and it was Spice Girls (and it was a cassette!) It came with a free spice world necklace and I had a pink ‘bush’ cassette player. I was the coolest 5 year old that ever walked our streets! 

First car: A hand me down Citroen C3 in Black from my then boyfriend! I was 17! 

Favourite film: I’m obsessed with history and the Second World War so its a close call between The Darkest Hour and Pearl Harbour.. But I think I’ll go with the latter just because it’s a classic! 

Who would play me in a film: I’d like to say Margot Robbie but it has to be Judie Dench, she is so determined and fierce!

Favourite biscuit: I’m not really a biscuit or sweet type of person but if I really had to pick it would be a good old milk chocolate digestive. 

Last holiday destination: Dubai.

Amy Fleming - Case Manager

Amy Fleming - Case Manager

I am an experienced mortgage and protection case manager, I have worked alongside 6 mortgage advisors looking after 60/70 cases at one time. I am knowledgeable about the whole mortgage process from submission of AIP to completion.

I am passionate about delivering the best customer service and really building a relationship with my clients.

First record ever bought? I think it was a Razorlight CD

Favourite film? – Sister Act 2

Who would play me in a film? – has to be Julia Roberts

Favourite biscuit? – Jammie dodger or chocolate bourbon, I can’t choose.

Last Holiday destination? – La Mole, France

Steve Paterson - Equity Release Consultant

Steve Paterson - Equity Release Consultant

Steve is a very experienced Financial Consultant with over 21 Years’ service and experience working within the Finance Sector, particularly regarding building relationships with business and has a track record in delivering high-quality outcomes for customers. 

After working on the Money Advice Service Contract and seeing the confusion on Lifetime Mortgages, Steve developed a passion for (and specialises in) the Equity Release market place.

First record ever bought? “Mull of Kintyre by Paul McCartney, a Christmas present for my mam!"

First car? "A mustard coloured Austin Allegro."

Favourite film? "21 Jump Street."

Who would play you in a film? "Christian Slater."

Ideal night out? "Glasgow City Centre, then a sit down meal at an Indian Restaurant." 

Favourite biscuit? "Breakaway, perfect with tea." 

Favourite quote? "If you put everything off until you are sure of it, you will never get anything done."

What do Steve's clients say about him? “We can't thank you enough for your help and patience throughout the whole equity release process. We will be recommending you to all our friends and family. However, you eat far too many biscuits” - Mary from Glasgow

Martin Fawcett – Group Compliance Consultant

Martin Fawcett – Group Compliance Consultant

Martin is an enthusiastic and highly motivated Compliance & Training professional, originally from a background of sales training. In his consultancy role he provides advice on all compliance & training matters within the firm

He has over 35 years’ experience, gained in all sectors of the financial services industry, and a good working knowledge of the FCA Regulations and T&C Requirements.

Martin has a proven ability to work alongside staff, management and advisers to identify their needs, provide clear guidance and produce the required results.

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