Anthea Pienaar

Protea Financial Services


8 Deneside
BN20 0HU
East Dean

Anthea Pienaar

Protea Financial Services

Protea Financial Services Mortgage and Protection Specialists

With more than 40 years of combined Financial Services experience, we are well placed to help you with all your Mortgage and Protection requirements. In addition we also provide Mortgage Capacity Reports for use at Court in divorce proceedings.

We have been catering for clients' Financial Services needs since 1994, and specialise in providing mortgage and protection advice. We make recommendations using the Whole of the Market, and we are fully regulated and are registered by the Financial Conduct Authority No. 686017

We are a family run business with integrity as our cornerstone. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience, specifically within the mortgage and protection arena, as well as our role as expert witness in family law proceedings. Our business has grown over the years, and one of the main reasons for this growth has been clients referring friends and family, having had an excellent experience. This applies equally to clients and solicitors who have instructed us to produce Mortgage Capacity Reports. We are firmly in favour of the Collaborative Law process and are proud of our Resolution membership.

What we do...

  • Commercial mortgages

  • First time buyer mortgages

  • House move or re-mortgage

  • buy to let mortgages

Experience & Qualifications

"My wife Anthea and I are passionate about helping people with all aspects of their Mortgage, Protection and other borrowing needs. We believe in providing honest professional advice and integrity is the cornerstone of our business".

Jacques Pienaar - Principal 

Jacques has been in UK Financial Services since 1994 and prior to that in South Africa since 1989. He has had his own IFA business and has also worked for a number of well known companies including Eagle Star, Scottish Amicable, National Mutual and Standard Life. Jacques is a retired rugby captain and still enjoys the occasional Sunday cricket match playing for East Dean Cricket Club. Jacques also acts as an expert witness in family court proceedings. He regularly produces Mortgage Capacity Reports for solicitors and their clients to demonstrate clients' capacity to mortgage following divorce.

Anthea Pienaar CeMAP - Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Anthea has been a Mortgage and Protection Broker since 2003, having worked as a Personal Choice Manager at Lloyds Bank for a number of years prior to that. Anthea enjoys regular walks on the South Downs with the family and their dog, and she practices Yoga whenever she can make the time.
"When deciding to establish Protea Financial Services, Jacques and I decided
to use our wealth of collective experience to focus on what we believe to be the area with the greatest potential for growth, and one that we both enjoy helping clients with, namely Mortgages and Protection . The Protea is South Africa's national flower, and as Jacques and I were both born there (and I love flowers) it seemed a fitting name for our business."

Customer Testimonials

"I've been consulting with Protea Financial Services for mortgage advice over many years now and for a number of mortgages. I am always extremely happy with the service I receive, and they make the process move incredibly smoothly from their initial advice right through the application to completion. I can thoroughly recommend them."

"This is my second time using protea, Anthea found the best deal which fit my needs for my new mortgage. Always kept me up to date on how things were working out and letting me know what was needed for the banks. Highly recommend!"

"Anthea made the whole process of arranging a mortgage completely stress free for me after being let down by an inadequate bank. My mortgage was not straight forward due to age and pensions, but she still sailed this through in very short time, with an excellent offer being the result. I cannot praise Anthea and her company enough, great communication from the word go, very personal and professional."

"Great devotion - superb support and a dogged determination to get the best possible deal for you "


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