So why choose us?

At Abode, we have many years of experience in financial services and created Abode in 2017. I take pride in being genuinely friendly, approachable and non-judgemental. Please see our many 5-star Facebook reviews that confirm the service we offer.

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Meet the team

Claire Hancock

Founder, Mortgage & Protection Expert

My passion is helping people achieve their property dreams and ensuring their financial futures are secure.

I have many years of experience in financial services working for high street brands but created Abode in 2017 to offer more choice to my clients. I also wanted to create a healthy working environment where staff welfare and progression is a priority.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband David, my step children and step grandchildren. I also enjoy socialising with my friends and holidays with David. I am passionate about health and wellness and you will often find me running and cooking lovely homemade food for my family.

Kate Lishman

Mortgage Administrator

Claire & Team Abode helped me secure my first home in April 2021.

I witnessed first-hand the passion and dedication of Claire and the Abode team so when a role became available in early 2022, I knew it would be an amazing opportunity to join them.
When not at work I love spending time creating memories with my gorgeous but crazy daughter, Isla, who loves playing outdoors.

Since joining Abode, I have passed my CII R01 exam which is the first module towards becoming a qualified mortgage adviser. I have also gained my General Insurance Adviser status and can advise you on your Buildings & Contents Insurance. To end 2023, I passed the Financial Services Administrator Apprenticeship with a Distinction!

Who knows what 2024 and beyond might bring!


Pablo joined Abode on the hottest day of the year in Summer 2022. Pablo made an instant impact on the Abode team, not only for his cuteness but also his love for life! You will often find him chilling out on an office chair or playing with his toys.  If you would like to see Pablo’s adventures, check out his Instagram page @pabigram

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