The elevator pitch. Going up…

Moving Experience offers objective, clear, coherent, mortgage advice, and protection solutions, tailored to suit your personal needs and circumstances. We’re proud to be a Bristol based firm, but we welcome and enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients from many parts of the UK.

Matt Colley

A Financial Services career lasting almost 20 years (so far) began with a temp job in 1999, that was only intended to provide funds whilst Matt aspired to success as a professional musician. For more convenient hours and some extra days of paid holiday Matt took a job working in a mortgage underwriting centre, where he stayed more than 2 years. In September 2002 he ‘crossed to the other side’ to become a client facing Advisor, working for an IFA firm in Bristol, based in estate agency offices for almost 5 years.

Moving Experience was launched in May 2007, with a simple mantra taken from a comment made by a client a few weeks before – “You’re not like a normal advisor, you’re more like a mate who know this sort of stuff.” The customer remains at the heart of everything we do.

When he was once asked about the change of direction Matt remarked “Compared to a drum kit, my laptop & calculator are much easier instruments to carry”, and describes his work history as “not so much a career, more a series of happy accidents! ”. The favoured part of working life is “drinking tea and chatting, meeting new people and catching up with existing clients”.

Outside work his Matt’s interests are described on Twitter as “Proud Dad, Drummer, Music lover, Enthusiastic (no-talent) skier, caravan fan, & motorsport tourist.”

“I am always confident that Moving Experience will find the best product for me, and they do as much as they can to make it as easy as possible for me, helping to ensure everything progresses smoothly. They offer a personal, yet extremely professional service, and there is simply no reason to turn to anyone else.”

JS 3/2016

Where we work

Moving Experience is a Bristol based company, that welcomes and assists clients based throughout the UK. Face to face initial appointments are offered, within a 30 mile radius of Bristol, at a time and place that is convenient to you.

Face to face appointments, in order to answer any questions and to assist with applications, are usually available for clients up to 150 mls / 2.5 hrs from Bristol.

If you would prefer to work together remotely, we can advise by phone, post, or e-mail (subject to the usual financial services identity verification procedures).

Contact usWhat to expect

Team recognition

Winner of Micro-Employer of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards in 2015 & 2016

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Will O’Hara

Will joined the business as an apprentice in November 2014, and subsequently attained both his CeMAP qualification and also completed studies for the Mortgage Administration apprenticeship. The knowledge, qualifications, and experience that he’s gained during his time with us mean he’s a key man in the office today.

In addition to providing advice on Buildings & Contents Insurance for clients, his primary roles now are to liaise regularly with providers, update clients, and to provide support for Matt.

After hours, as well enjoying the occasional night under canvas, and the buzz of a live music gig, he appreciates fine food and a beer or two with friends.

Support crew

At Moving Experience we rely on an outsourced ground support crew of specialists, to assist the team with areas including Marketing, HR, Coaching, and Accountancy. That leaves us to concentrate on doing what we do best, building relationships and serving our clients.

They’re an essential and trusted part of the business!

Dylan Railton

In May 2018 Dylan became the third apprentice to join the business. He follows in the footsteps of Yvette, who we enjoyed working with for 3 ½ years (until she took the rucksack we bought for her 21st birthday and went off to see the world!) and Will who joined us in 2014.

Dylan is currently working towards his Business Administration Apprenticeship, and considering more specific industry qualifications in the future. His primary roles include speaking to product providers and solicitors, so that he can clients informed, as well as completing general office duties and providing support for Will.

Outside the office if he’s not bass playing, guitar strumming, PC Gaming, or gym going, then you’ll probably find him on the terraces supporting Exeter city with his grandad, or enjoying a drink with his mates.

Quick Taster Studies

Starting again

A couple that were left facing some financial challenges, following a redundancy and the birth of a new baby. Once Mr Client had found a new role, and the family had taken large steps to achieving a more stable financial position, we were able to obtain a 90% ‘mainstream’ mortgage from a high street lender, enabling the couple to purchase a new family home.

The Business partner

A professional person who was offered the opportunity to purchase a share of the business where he worked. We found a lender, offering a great product, that allowed remortgage including ‘capital raising for business purposes’.

The Newly-weds

Young couple, recently married, looking to buy their first home. Mrs. Client is a UK citizen, & Mr Client is a foreign national who moved to the UK following the marriage. Although Mr C had not yet been granted ‘indefinite leave to remain’, we identified a lender that (after considering their circumstances) was prepared to provide the loan.

What our clients say about us

“Straightforward reliable advice, with a friendly and easy approach to make getting a mortgage/re mortgage less stressful an experience.” 9/2017

“I always feel that my best interests are at the forefront of any advice given and I have benefited hugely from that.” VD 10/2017

“Matt is absolutely AMAZING. We had an unpleasant experience with the bank, but Matt was fantastic with us! He recognised how important purchasing our first home was, and explained everything clearly and simply.” BP 3/2014

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