Andrew Stenson

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Andrew Stenson

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

I was in the British Military previously and after a few overseas tours had some savings which I started investing in BTL, from there I got the bug for mortgages and investments and decided to study qualifications in Financial Advice for my own personal development and to make wiser investments in the future. I became very passionate about the financial world and after leaving the Armed Forces in 2008 I started to pursue a career in Financial Advice. Most companies wanted previous sales experience, but I was fortunate to apply for a job at another company which Craig (the firms principal) worked for at the time, lucky Craig wasn’t after sales experience but wanted someone with genuine passion about helping people and wanted the best for the customers, fortunately Craig offered me the position allowing me to start my career in the Financial Sector. Since then, Craig has started his own firm, and it was a no brainer for me to work for a firm who wanted to promote the customers needs first and not sales driven.

I really love making a difference in people’s lives, whether that’s helping someone get on the property ladder for the first time, releasing money for that extension they have dreamed of or holding their hand as the take the first step into the world of Buy-to-let investments it can be so rewarding. Furthermore, most of my clients come back time and time again and you build a friendship over the years built on trust.

To my kids I once described it along the lines of ‘you know daddy used to be a medic on mountain rescue and help people stuck on the mountains, now daddy helps people when they are stuck or lost with their money.’ To which my daughter replied you’re a money medic – which I quite liked that term 😊

To Adults however I say I arrange mortgages for people to get them into the home and then protection to keep them in the home in the event of illness etc.

Caffeine!! Amidst the demands of this role a comforting cup of coffee, not only serves as an energy boost but a moment of respite.

As my personality type is INFJ (same as Mahatma Ghani, Dr Martin Luther King & the Greek philosopher Plato) this would undoubtedly drive me towards an industry that helps people. Personally, I always wanted to be a surgeon likely neurosurgeon as I am fascinated by the brain and how an item made mainly of fat and water can control everything we do and say.

An Ideal weekend would start with a slightly early finish on a Friday so I can collect my kids from school, followed by family time and then when the kids are in bed cooking a nice meal whilst supping a nice glass of Bordeaux and sitting down with my partner and enjoying the meal with background music and flowing conversation. Saturday would start of with a morning run, then a family day out and a picnic if the weather is good before food and film time snuggling up on the evening. Finally, Sunday meet up with some friends for a pub lunch and a glass of wine, before heading back to watch the football and F1 and chill.

Its so hard to narrow it down to just one song, I am a country music fan (Yes I have just admitted that publicly – please don’t judge me!!) So it would have to be the classic Take me Home Country Roads or something upbeat like ‘Family Tradition’ by Darius Rucker.

I love traveling and exploring new places absorbing the local cultures and history. I have been fortunate to travel to some amazing places like Sri Lanka, Hungry and the Maldives to name a few but my bucket list is to visit every country, so far I have done 27 out of the 195 (that’s 14%) so still plenty more places to visit.