Opening hours
Mon - Sat: 8am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
57 High Street
Rayleigh, Essex, SS67EW
Phone numbers
01268 330 880
07738 165 602
Phone numbers 01268 330 880

So who are we? Click or hover on the profile pictures below to see what we’re about and what we are into. We are real people just like you.

Building a strong team is a key part of Russell Financial Solutions' vision. This then builds strong relationships with every one of our customers.

The team

Glen has been in financial services for over 20 years which includes various roles such as a Bank Manager for various financial institutions and Advisory roles.

Customer service and client experience is key to Glen's core values and this is filtered through the team at RFS which is evident in client reviews which he prides the business on.

Glen has always been a local lad and loves spending time with his family and friends including his wife and young son which keep him very busy. Not to mention his very demanding dog that takes up a lot of his spare time walking. In Glen's words he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Company Director
Mortgage & Protection Broker
Glen Russell Cert CII (MP)

Darren is an experienced Mortgage, Protection and Equity Release specialist.

Darren has been in financial services since leaving school and has worked for various large banks and financial institutions. Darren specialises in adverse/bad credit mortgages and lifetime mortgages (equity release), as well as helping first time buyers, the self-employed and contractors with their mortgage and protection needs.

Before joining Russell Financial Solutions, Darren worked for a mortgage compliance company managing over 100 brokers, ensuring they followed the correct rules and FCA regulations as well as setting a high bench mark for customer satisfaction.

Outside of work, he plays for a local bowling team and regularly challenges his friends at snooker (although he tends to lose).

Mortgage, Protection & Equity Release Broker
Darren Ford (CeMAP CeRER)

Jack has worked in financial services since he was 17. This started off within a large financial institution where Jack helped customers back on their feet with their finances when they were in need. Jack later become a trainer within this role and helped new/existing staff. Jack was unfortunately made redundant from this job after 5 years of service and took it upon himself to study the CeMAP qualification while out of work. After qualifying with his CeMAP, Jack joined a large Mortgage network as a Business Development Consultant, taking care of up to 250 Mortgage Advisors. Jack would have daily meetings with advisors to ensure they were compliant and giving the customer the right advice.

Jack later then become an advisor himself, with knowledge in all areas such as, Bad Credit, First-Time Buyers, Additional Borrowing and Contractors.

Outside of work Jack enjoys going to the gym and attempts lots of DIY work to his car... which doesn’t always end well, but he enjoys it none the less.

Mortgage & Protection Broker
Jack Johnson CeMap

Maxine has an extensive career in customer services. Her role consists of admin support for the brokers, liaising with solicitors and updating clients amongst many other things. The list is endless as I’m sure she would agree.

Out of work Maxine is currently Social Secretary of a large local WI group, Broadway Belles. Where she is busy organising a variety of social & charity events for 110 members, from visits to water treatment plants to cocktail making. As a group they are currently supporting a local charity, Age Concern Westcliff, which provides help for the elderly and Dementia sufferers.

Maxine has recently been blessed with a grandson who also keeps her on her toes.

Business Administrator
Maxine Glester

Nicole is a Chartered Accountant with 13 years accountancy, management and business strategy experience.

After graduating with a degree in Aerospace Engineering she went on to work in an accountancy practice and studied towards her ACCA qualification. Once qualified she left practice life and started her career in the commercial sector. With a passion for engineering she managed to grow within a leading global automotive engineering company and earned her place on the senior management team. Guiding the UK finance department through systems upgrades, times of economic uncertainties and rapid company growth.

In 2018 Nicole embarked on a new journey, motherhood. One of her most rewarding challenges yet.

Accountant & Company Secretary
Nicole Russell BSc ACCA

We are searching for Mortgage and Protection Brokers all the time. Do you have what it takes and want to be a part of a growing and dynamic team? If so, contact us today.

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  • Kerry Slater
    Very happy with the service we have received! Very quick replies to emails and proactive in helping with the whole process. Not just the mortgage service included but also life and home insurance services too! Many thanks to Jack Johnson and Glen for their help specifically, will continue to use them both in the future :)
  • Hayley Thirkettle
    From day 1 glen and his team showed commitment and such a professional standard. He made sure all my questions and concerns were dealt with promptly. He made getting my first mortgage / property a breeze... highly recommend.
  • Joanna Kurn
    Fantastic service. Found the best deal for our remortgage in very quick time. All went through with no problems. Helped with all the documents we needed and informed us when we had completed on the mortgage. Would highly recommend.
  • Paul Addison
    Brilliant Service, from the initial phone call with Glen, to emails with Maxine it was very easy and painless. Got a great new deal , completed bang on time, and cannot find any fault at all. Would highly recommend, and will back when this deal is due to expire!!
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