More Recognition

Our outstanding advice was recognised again having been nominated for, and shortlisted in the ‘Best Equity Release Adviser’ category at The British Mortgage Awards 2014.

Each year nominees and winners demonstrate excellence in the intermediary sector.  It was an extreme honour to have received this nomination, especially within the Equity Release sector which is an area where excellent advice is paramount.


Vive Le Tour! 

Matt & Richard will be raising money for St Barnabas this month by taking part in L'Etape du Tour 2014.
L'Etape 2014 allows amateur cyclists to experience the 18th stage of the Tour de France and is a gruelling test of strength & endurance ...both mentally and physically.
They will be setting off on 20th July, cycling the Pyrenean route from Pau to Hautacam which will cover 148km.  Enroute they will first climb up Col du Tourmalet, the summit of a 17.1km ascent with an average gradient of 7.3%.  The descent 
towards Luz Saint-Sauveur will provide a final stretch of respite before they face the fearsome ascent of the Hautacam, covering 13.6km with a gradient of 7.8%!  For those who aren't in the know - that's tough!!

We wish them and their fellow riders the best of luck in their challenge.  If you would like to support Matt & Rich and raise money for St Barnabas, simply click on the button below.

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A running start to the year

To kick start our charity fund raising for St Barnabas, two of our team ran in the Brighton Half Marathon held on Sunday 15th February.

The weather was perfect for Alex N and Andrew T and they completed the 13.1 mile run in 2hrs 10min and 1hr 47mins respectively!

More of the team will be running in the Bluebell run on April 27th, so more charity news to come!

Fundraising for St Barnabas

St Barnabas

Our Emerald Finance team have decided to set themselves more challenges this year and raise money for St Barnabas House, a local independent charitable hospice located in Worthing, Sussex.

Our target is set at £3,000 and we are positive we can achieve this and hopefully raise even more for this fantastic charity.  

We kicked off the challenge on Sunday 16th February when Alex N and Andrew T ran the Brighton Half Marathon.  An amazing achievement for them both and they've certainly set the bar for the rest of us.  

Sporting events will be our main focus and a full list will be confirmed for the year very soon!

A part of the local business community

Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce

We have become a member of the Adur and Worthing Chamber of Commerce which allows it's members the opportunity to promote their business and offers many other benefits including advice and support on a wide range of business issues such as marketing, employment, sales, surviving the recession and much more.  As a business we are passionate about working for the benefit of the local business community and joining the Chamber has given us the opportunity to do just that as well as develop Emerald Finance at the same time. 

A winning start to 2014?

We are delighted to be up for yet another award for Equity Release.  The 2014 Mortgage Strategy Awards  celebrates the intermediary mortgage market's triumphs and successes.  It is the definitive bench mark by which the industry measures itself so again, a huge huge honour for Emerald Finance.

The awards will be held on 26th February 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London and we are hopeful that they will mark a successful start to the year for us.

Equity Release Awards 2013

We are honoured to have reached the finals of the Equity Release Awards again this year. Having made the top three across the UK, unfortunately we were just pipped at the post, but being among the three is a a fantastic achievement and the whole team are very proud at being recognised at these prestigious awards once again.

Another relationship

We have struck up another new partnership and now work alongside Robert Luff Estate Agents.  This is a fantastic new business relationship for us as both ourselves and Robert Luff are Worthing businesses who are passionate about supporting and promoting our local community.

Highly Commended Medium Business

Highly Commended Medium Business 2013
Highly Commended Medium Business 2013


We are extremely pleased to announce that we received 'Highly Commended' Medium Business at this year's Adur & Worthing Business Awards.

Held in October at The Pavilion, Worthing and hosted by Fred Dinenage, the awards saw many local businesses nominated.  Medium business size ranged from 10 - 50 employees and being one of the smaller ones in this category only adds to this huge achievement for our team.

Building business relationships

We are now working with Sawyers Estate Agents in Worthing.  We are very happy to have secured these new business introducers.  

Two more great causes

Chance to Ride
Richard Brown, Luke Rowe and Matt Sutton


In September, Rich & Matt rode 240km over two days from Birmingham to Cardiff in aid of raising money for the charities 'Laureas' and 'Chance to Shine'.

They rode with ex-England Cricket Captains Michael Vaughan and Andrew Strauss along with others, following the route between the One Day cricket Internationals against Australia.


Get An Offer

Secured a relationship with a Get An Offer Estate Agents - a quick sale agency based in Worthing, West Sussex.

Our Grand Total....

Chestnut Tree House
The Emerald team present their cheque to Chestnut

Our fundraising for Chestnut Tree House came to an end with Madison completing her first Marathon in 4.5hrs!  

The total raised was an amazing £2253.00 and we visited Chestnut Tree House to present the cheque and have a tour.  

You can keep up-to-date with everything that goes on at Chestnut Tree House by liking its Facebook page here and following it on Twitter here

Still loved....

mostloved Feb 2013
Richard Brown with Mayor of Worthing Robert Smytherman & bestof's Melanie Peters

Another Valentines Day and time to see who the 'mostloved' members of thebestof were!

First place for us again in the South East area and only just missing out on top spot for the whole of the UK - a huge amount of votes were received by our customers and another great honour for us. 

thebestof are among a number of companies we have business relationships with, to see more, click here.

Equity Release Council

Equity Release Council membership

We secured our exclusive membership with the Equity Release Council (ERC), the governing body for the Equity Release sector.

The ERC ensures that all members abide by their Code of Conduct which puts into place safeguards so our customers can have 100% confidence in the advice we give on all products and services.  

Visit our Equity Release pages for more information. 

Rock Fundraiser

Rock Fundraiser Night

In August 2012 we teamed up with The Burlington Hotel for more fundraising for Chestnut Tree House.

It was more dancing for charity, rather than running or cycling, as a one off gig was held with local band, Champagne Supernova, performing.  We raised lots of extra cash with generous donations from those who attended as well as The Burlington adding their takings for the night.

Pure Acquisitions

We are very pleased to be working alongside Pure Acquisitions, an investment company with offices on the south coast.

Fundraising for Chestnut Tree House

In Spring 2012 we embarked on a sporting challenge to raise money for Chestnut Tree House, children's hospice.

Chestnut Tree House is the only children's hospice in East and West Sussex and cares for over 280 children and young adults from 0-25 years of age with progressive life-limiting conditions from Sussex and South East Hampshire.

For such a great cause we set our target at £2012 and our events list is below:

Chestnut Tree House

We are 'Mostloved'..

Rock Fundraiser Night

To mark Valentine's Day, 'Thebestof' launched a nationwide competition to find the 'mostloved' businesses across the UK.

Voted by clients and business associates we achieved first in our category in the South and a fantastic second overall!

Northwood Lettings

We are pleased to be working alongside Northwood Lettings in Worthing so if you are looking to rent or let a property we can point you in the right direction.

Equity Release Awards 2011

Equity Release Awards 2011
Managing Director, Matt Sutton receiving award

The highly prestigious Equity Release Awards honour companies and individuals across the Equity Release industry nationwide.

On 30th November 2011 at the Merchant Taylors' Hall, London, we won Best Financial Adviser (with under 10 employees).

We are extremely proud to have received this honour as the awards were voted for by our clients so are a direct result of the first class Equity Release service we provide. 

2011 - An Award Winning Year

In October 2011 we were Highly Commended in the Customer Care category at the Adur & Worthing Business Awards. 

Adur & Worthing Business Awards are held annually at The Pavilion Theatre in Worthing and are an accolade to businesses in the local area and we are extremely proud to have been recognised in this category.

We believe it is testamount to the whole Emerald team who constantly strive to give the highest quality of service to our clients year in year out.

To find out how people feel about us, visit our Testimonials page.

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