For a large amount of people, choosing the right mortgage will be one of the most important financial decisions they will ever make.

Life Assurance

Life assurance, also known as investment life insurance, whole life insurance, or permanent life insurance, is a policy to cover the eventual imminent death of the insured.


Choosing the right critical illness, building and contents, income protection can be a mine field let us guide and advise you with the best possible solution for you.


We are a small dedicated team of Financial Advisors who work to develop long term relationships with our clients across Peterlee, Seaham, County Durham. However, if you are a client in London or Manchester or further afield and would like completely impartial advice at a cost effective price, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We offer impartial financial advice in areas such as: Mortgages, Life Assurance and Insurances.

Your dedicated financial advisor

We ensure our clients financial requirements are catered for throughout the different phases of life by developing close personal relationships, applying our knowledge and professionalism to every aspect of finance, however small.

Our focus is your life

Our strength lies in our relationships with our clients, and that's all about people. With being in the industry since 1991, we have many years of experience through several different companies before deciding that the best way of serving our clients is to be, indeed we have kept many of our original clients through to today.

Expert Advice

For Mortgage Payment Protection, and Buildings and Contents Insurance we usually offer products from a limited panel of providers. For other general insurance products we usually act as introducers.

If you are looking for impartial mortgage advice on your next property purchase, or looking for an insurance policy that is tailored to your needs, our financial advisors are here to help you every step of the way. Call our Durham office on 0800 824 7678 today to speak to a member of our team.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

For mortgages we can be paid by commission, or a fee of usually £400 or a combination of both.

Tom Garside Financial Services is a trading style of Thomas Garside. Thomas Garside is an appointed representative of Sesame Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.