Limetree Financial Services is based in Cambridge and London and has been providing expert independent advice since 1990. In that time, we’ve earned a reputation for our personal and honest approach, backed by a first rate knowledge of the mortgage and insurance markets. Our friendly team offer a warm welcome to all customers regardless of whether you are a commercial property client or a first time buyer, your satisfaction is our goal. Our client testimonials speak for themselves.

With over 75 years’ experience, our financial advisors work with their clients to provide the highest levels of customer service. Our open approach means we avoid speaking industry jargon. It’s our job to ensure you understand the details of your policies or contracts so based on our advice, you can make the decision that is right for you.

Whether you’re a first time buyer or seasoned remortgager, our combined experience, contacts and can-do attitude will find you the very best deal. Our team of financial advisors take great pride in offering absolute impartial advice so you can rest assured, your best interests are at the heart of the services we offer.

Buying a house is a stressful business and our goal is to remove as much of that stress as possible. By offering the best mortgages available on the market and by helping you insure your prized possessions, you can relax safe in the knowledge that your move is in experienced hands.

We enjoy the challenge of creating the best deals for our clients and strive to offer the best service at all times. Our Cambridge based team of advisors enjoy getting to know their clients and therefore we understand the wide range of needs that each may have. By listening to your requirements we guarantee we can provide the right solution.

Our advisors have a vast amount of experience and as our standards are high, their ongoing training and CPD ensures that you, the customer are working with one of the most knowledgeable teams in the market. Offering a quality customer service is paramount to the ethos of the Limetree team.

If our services are of interest then why not get a personal Limetree expert working for you today?

Meet the team

  • James Hammond

    James qualified as a full IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) at the age of 18 and has been working for the last 20 years around Cambridge and Peterborough.

    James worked in a number of local estate agents and operated his own mortgage brokerage before setting up TuckerGardner Financial in 2008, rebranded as Limetree Financial in September 2010.

    James specialises in helping high net worth clients find residential mortgages in excess of £500,000.

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  • Sian Hammond

    Sian has worked in Financial services for in excess of 10 years, previous to that she worked in the science sector since leaving university in 1995. Sian has 2 young children who both swim which means during her free time you can normally find her at the pool…. When she does get any free time she enjoys attending the local gym and meeting up with friends.

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  • Katie Gawler

    Katie has worked in financial services since leaving university in 2004, gaining experience across the investment and mortgage industries. Her most recent role before joining Limetree was heading up an operations team at Seven Investment Management LLP in London.

    When she is not kept busy running about after her young daughter Katie enjoys spending time with friends and trying to stay active, playing netball for a local league and having undertaken several 10K and half marathon running events.

    Katie holds the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC), has completed the first CeMAP paper and passed exams in financial protection and investment and risk.

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  • Adam Nunn

    Adam began his career in Financial Services shortly after finishing Long Road Sixth Form College in 2011. He worked at The Cambridge Building Society for 4 years, gaining valuable experience in savings, insurance and mortgages. Adam joined Limetree this year as a Trainee Mortgage and Protection Advisor and is currently studying his CeMAP qualifications to enable him to provide financial advice.

    Outside of work Adam enjoys keeping fit, playing football, and socialising with friends.

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  • Michael Taylor-Brown

    Michael joined Limetree in 2016 and has worked in the financial services industry for over a decade. He is a company director and specialist mortgage and protection adviser. His area of expertise is the new-build sector, assisting many clients with his experience in the Help-to-Buy market.

    As part of his career in financial services Michael has worked throughout East Anglia including Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge, mostly within estate agency where he gained his qualifications in UK Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (CF1) and Mortgage Advice (CF6).

    Outside of work Michael is a keen runner and all round sport enthusiast with a history of being a season ticket holder for Ipswich Town FC.

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  • Catherine Hitch

    Catherine joined the Limetree family in July 2017 to provide our mortgage brokers with administration support. With 30 years at Barclays Bank in Personal Banking roles at Royston and Cambridge and several years working as an accounts assistant she is one of our most experienced members of the administration team. She has both CeMap and Institute of Banking qualifications. Catherine is naturally a detail orientated person and is proud of the back office support her role provides to clients and the team. She enjoys working with clients and particularly appreciates getting feedback so that she can improve her service or pat herself on the back for a job well done as and when! Catherine lives with her husband and cat; her adult children have all flown the nest but she spends Sundays with her elderly parents. When she can she loves travelling anywhere to soak in history and culture.

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  • Ben Cooper

    Ben joined the company in July 2018 after working and living in New Zealand for 15 months. He has over 5 years of experience working within financial services industry and achieved his CeMAP qualification in November 2015. He currently supports our advisers with administration assistance and is here help our clients with their mortgage paperwork too. Ben has ambitions to join our team of advisers, he is well place to learn from experienced professionals.

    In his spare time Ben enjoys keeping fit, watching sport, cooking and socialising with friends.

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  • Bailey Hammond

    Bailey has been working in financial services for three years and was recently promoted to Senior General Dogsbody. As you can imagine he gets a bit too involved with Wednesday Lunch Club so he has been asked to work from home! Bailey is here most other days to welcome our clients and helps reduce the human team members’ stress levels. We have to be careful leaving our bags at dog-level as he has a talent for opening zips!

    On his days off he loves nothing more than a haircut – he’s a seriously pampered pooch getting a trim more often than his owners! He is Cai’s brother by another mother.

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  • Cai Hammond

    Cai joined Limetree just over two years ago and this is his first foray into the heady world of finance. In his role as a General Dogsbody he gets involved with all of the team here. Cai will sometimes welcome our visitors with a friendly howl. Like the rest of us he loves his food and can often be seen proudly displaying his favourite toy turkey. Like Bailey he works remotely on Wednesdays!

    When he’s not at work he enjoys fitness and gets very excited about going for a long walk. He‘s a real family man and loves socialising with his brother Bailey

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