Stuart Mair joined the company in 2015 after 25 years at a major high street lender. Our customers benefit from his extensive knowledge of the financial services industry as a qualified Financial Adviser and latterly leading a mortgage division of over 80 advisers across Scotland. He is passionate about ensuring unbridled customer experiences from end to end – and he has instilled this passion throughout CARA Mortgage Services. Originally from Kilmarnock, Stuart has recently returned to the area, where he enjoys golfing and spending time with his four children.
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Ian Thomson is also a founding member of CARA Mortgage Services and is now the company’s Director of Operations and a Senior Mortgage and Protection adviser. With over 30 years of experience in the mortgage and protection industry, Ian has successfully developed relationships with estate agents, solicitors, and accountants who regularly refer their clients to him for trusted advice. He passionately believes in delivering outstanding customer service to his clients, who return over and over again for financial guidance. Ian is an expert in dealing with a wide variety of scenarios ranging from first time buyers, home movers, remortgage clients, buy-to-let investors along with complex arrangements like self-build mortgages. He is married with three grown-up children and enjoys golfing and socialising with friends.
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Grant Pollock has over 25 years of experience within the financial services sector, where he worked as a successful relationship manager with a major high street bank before starting his own mortgage broker business in 2003. During this time, Grant built up a large and loyal network. This, along with his mortgage and protection marketplace experience, provided him with the perfect platform to move into Business Development with CARA Mortgage Services. Since taking on this role in 2016, Grant has developed significant referral relationships with legal firms, estate agents, accountants and new build companies. He has also successfully introduced employee benefit schemes with some large-scale organisations across Scotland. Pollock is passionate about customer experience and providing clients with first-class service. His ethos is always to listen to the customer and do whatever it takes to deliver a fantastic solution. Born in Edinburgh and still based there, Grant is married with two teenage children. He enjoys golfing and watching rugby and football.
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Jackie Beveridge is a veteran in financial services with over 24 years’ experience ranging from banks to brokers. Jackie heads up our client services team who are the first point of contact for all our clients at CARA Mortgage Services. With the wealth of knowledge Jackie and her team possess they are able to put minds at ease from the outset and make sure the client is speaking to the right broker from their first appointment. Not one to shy away from challenge Jackie likes to cycle in her spare time and socialise with friends and family.
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