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Meet the Derbyshire Mortgage Services team

Michelle, John and Laura have a collective 100 years experience of providing friendly and professional financial advice in a local business built entirely on word of mouth recommendations. We are confident you will find the adviser to meet your needs and develop a long term working relationship with us to help you through lifes tough financial decisions. As independent mortgage professionals, we look at the whole of the UK market and provide a highly personal service to help you own and protect your home and assets. Get in touch and ask for an initial free, no obligation consultation.


Michelle Woolley: Michelle's friendly, honest approach and broad experience in all aspects of mortgages and protection makes her a first class adviser. Michelle started her career at Yorkshire Bank, qualifying as a mortgage adviser before moving to a large estate agent as their senior mortgage consultant, from here Michelle decided to form her own business and set up Derbyshire Mortgage Services. Having over 15 house purchases to her name, Michelle is personally proficient in the process of buying, selling and investing in property as well as remortgaging for those all-important renovations. Whether a first time buyer or moving up the ladder she will advise you on how to go about making the most suitable choices for your circumstances. Michelle is passionate about explaining the mortgage process and ensuring every customer is confident and happy every step of the way which has enabled her to build long term relationships with her clients, many of whom have stayed with her for the life of their mortgage. Mum of two and step-mum to two, Michelle likes tea, a good chat and Derby County Football Club.

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Call Michelle on 07808 273228

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John Hall: John has over 40 years experience in the mortgage market, including over 30 years at the Derbyshire Building Society. John tells it like it is and there isn't much John doesn't know when it comes to mortgages. Whilst claiming to have taught daughter Michelle everything she knows, Michelle has persuaded John out of retirement to keep a fatherly eye on the smooth running of DMS. John is a keen Derby fan also and has 9 grandchildren to keep him busy.

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Call John on 07483 111285


Laura Scrivens: Experienced independent mortgage and protection adviser, Laura, has a friendly approach, making her a great choice for first time buyers to get the lowdown on mortgage complexities. With her business banking and financial services background, Laura has the inside track when it comes to working with business owners, as well as buy-to-lets. Laura likes to take the stress out of your mortgage process with her highly organised approach. Our networking queen and go-to-gal for all things Derby, Laura is a mum of two who enjoys swimming and reading and considers herself a bit of a foodie.

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Call Laura on 07517 987212

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John Summers: With well over 20 years working within the financial services sector John has a deep and wide-ranging knowledge of the mortgage market. He has arranged over one hundred million pounds worth of mortgages and enjoys long lasting working relationships with his clients. His straightforward no-nonsense approach means that he gets the job done as efficiently and pain-free as possible for clients. Outside work John is a keen runner, cyclist, and coach with his son’s football team.

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Call John on 07789 747675


All our advisers are CeMAP qualified and can advise on:

  • mortgages for first time buyers and next time buyers
  • remortgages
  • help to buy
  • buy-to-let mortgages
  • mortgages for: the self-employed; business owners; pensioners; graduates; shared ownership; new builds; self-builds; HMOs (House in Multiple Occupation); Live/Work properties; ExPats; Guarantors; holiday purchases
  • mortgage payment insurance
  • life cover; critical illness; income protection; family protection
  • buildings and contents insurance; landlord insurance
  • and anything else you could possibly need when taking out a mortgage.

We also specialise in matrimonial cases. At times of a relationship breakdown, getting appropriate advice on what options are available is crucial. So if you want to know if you can take on your home in your own right then please contact us.