About Us

Stepping Stones Financial Services Ltd – Experts in Commercial and Residential Finance


At Stepping Stones Financial Services, we have one main objective when it comes to advising our clients – to provide a service tailored to their individual needs.

As qualified independent financial advisors we have a wealth of experience regarding the financial industry. With a strong customer focus in mind we offer our residential clients a free consultation service with weekend and evening appointments to fit around work commitments, whilst our commercial services cover everything from start-up business loans to asset finance.

Based in Penistone, South Yorkshire we work across the Yorkshire district.

Our experts are:

Ian Hanson – Independent Mortgage Adviser

As a professional independent mortgage adviser I specialise in providing thorough and completely independent mortgage advice.

Providing a personal service for my clients is very important and I treat my clients like the individuals they are.

My working relationships start with face-to-face contact because I like to get to know the people I work with. I understand that every personal and financial situation is different – after all, mortgages and finances are a very personal subject. That’s why I take the time to really understand this aspect when meeting with a client.

With many years of experience as an independent mortgage adviser, I have the contacts and market knowledge to advise on the most appropriate financial products.

Steve Ebsworth – Commercial Finance Consultant

I have over 15 years of experience within the business and commercial banking sector and an excellent reputation of supporting clients and delivering solutions to achieve their financial goals.

My aim is to provide outstanding customer service and build strong relationships with my clients. My detailed knowledge of commercial finance allows me to understand my clients’ business and then structure a bespoke solution that will meet their needs.

With first-hand experience of the challenges and restrictions businesses face to obtain the right source of funding, I provide an independent and impartial service to ensure clients have access to the appropriate lenders and financial solutions they require.

I can support clients with both regulated and non-regulated facilities and have access to key contacts across both the high street and specialist lenders. This ensures proposals are dealt with in a time effective manner and that clients benefit from the most competitive rates and terms available.