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About Us

Assist is a Whole of Market mortgage brokerage, established since 2001. Dene Wootton is the proprietor of Assist and runs the brokerage on a day to day basis.  The Assist ethos is to provide individual service and advice for its customers based upon their needs.  We have a very strong team in place who are able to provide this advice and service with integrity and efficiency.  We can manage the entire mortgage process for you. You do not even have to take time off work, as we can contact you via email and telephone.

Why Choose Us?

Our clients choose to trust us over the competition because of the way we conduct our business.

Individual advice
We provide our services to suit you, You do not even have to take time off work, as we can contact you via email and telephone
Full market mortgage finder
We search the whole market to ensure we find the right mortgage for you
Client for life philosophy
We continue to monitor the market place and will keep you updated on opportunities
We specialise in Residential, Buy to Let and Limited Company Buy to let Mortgages. But we can also deal with your Life Cover, Commercial Mortgage, Protection and Buildings and contents needs.
Worry Free
Once you are a client of ours, we will aim to contact you in good time before your current mortgage product ends to ensure you remain on a competitive product for the life of mortgage.


It's our team work that makes your dream work!

Dene Wootton


I have been in the Financial Services Sector for 25 years and am experienced in most areas of finance but particularly in mortgage advice. Areas of expertise are buy to let and residential mortgages advice. I also am an introducer for commercial mortgages and deal with Life Cover, Buildings and Contents insurance, Unemployment cover, Accident and Sickness cover and Landlords Insurance.

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Or call me directly on 07956 652084

Helen Cox

Manager and Mortgage Adviser

I have worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years and spending much of that time as a Mortgage Underwriter. During my career, I have gained experience of Residential and Buy-to-Let mortgages, secured loans/second charges, porting mortgages and mortgage appeals. I am fully CeMap qualified and advise on both Residential and Buy-to-Let mortgages, along with managing the day-to-day tasks to ensure the mortgage process is as stress free as possible for our clients.

Email me at:
Or call me directly on 0118 40 500 40

Kylie Hopwood

Senior Adviser

I am a mortgage and protection adviser with experience within many aspects of the financial services industry as well as working within estate agents and letting agents. I am passionate about my clients receiving the best advice for their mortgage and family protection. I ensure clients are fully supported during the entire house purchase and remortgage process and continue to monitor that their mortgage and protection needs are fully met.

Email me at:
Or call me directly on 0757 2040158

Lorraine Storer


I have a dual role within Assist, I deal with the day to day administration of mortgage, life cover and building & Contents applications but also deal with the Accounts.

Email me at:
Or call me directly on 07903 966295


We think that are services are second to none, but don't just take our word for it...
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

The guidance and/or information contained within this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore targeted at consumers based in the UK.

There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The precise amount will depend on your circumstances and the procuration fee (commission) paid to us by the lender but may be up to £650.  Any fees will be confirmed prior to be charged.

Assist, a trading a name of Dene Wootton is an appointed representative of H L Partnership Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. You can find them on their website Their registration number is 198273.

Our registered address is Assist, 18 Buxton Avenue, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7BU