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 and created Abode in 2017.

In my spare time, I enjoy visiting the gym, The Project, in Chesterfield. You will find me there 4-5 times a week. I also enjoy socialising and holidays with my husband David.

Emma Hancock

Mortgage and General Insurance Specialist

I have my work cut out for me at Abode – keeping Claire and Gripper in check is a full time job. (I’m actually the real boss!!) I do love supporting Claire, Gripper and all of our lovely clients, it’s so rewarding to be part of the home buying experience. I also enjoy helping our clients ensure they have adequate home and landlords insurance in place, saving them money in the process!

However, the most rewarding job of all is being a Mum to my incredible son Ajay. I’d love to bring him to work with me but we’d never get any work done! In my spare time I enjoy days out with Ajay,  making memories together, upcycling small or large projects and cooking.

Kate Lishman

Mortgage Administrator

Claire & Team Abode helped me and my partner secure our first family home in April 2021.

I witnessed first-hand the passion and dedication of Claire and the Abode team so when a role became available, I knew it would be an amazing opportunity to join them.
Since completing the purchase of our new home we have spent time undertaking renovations which will hopefully be completed soon!
When not at work I love spending time with my partner Laadan and being Mum to our crazy 2 year old daughter, Isla, who loves playing outdoors.


In Memory of Gripper 20/10/2010 – 13/07/2021

I didn’t really want to work full time, but Claire needed help, so she persuaded me to work part time (using the promise of lots of treats and walks!). When I’m not helping the girls in the office, you will find me mostly eating, sleeping and playing. I do have an Instagram feed @Grippergram where you can see my leisure time antics. This keeps me very busy as well as my part time work assisting Claire.

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