Meet the Team


Desmond O'Hara  CeMAP CeRER

Equity Release Specialist

Equity Release Specialist, member of Equity Release Council Standards Advisory Panel

Desmond is from a family steeped in financial services and accounting with both his father and brother being Chartered Accountants; he is driven to assist homeowners and make sure clients benefit from the most comprehensive and best priced products at all times.

Based in Brentford, Middlesex, he has been servicing clients’ mortgage and protection needs in London and the South for many years. He has built an enviable reputation for excellent customer service; visiting clients old and new, either at home or work. Desmond prides himself on offering practical, timely solutions to meet his clients’ various requirements.

Desmond joined Lifetime Mortgage Solutions in order to provide truly independent advice from the whole of the market offering clients expertise in relation to lifetime mortgages, retirement lending and protection. Desmond holds the Certificate in Regulated Equity Release as well as being qualified to offer all forms of mortgage advice.
Peace of mind and prosperity for his clients are his primary objectives.

Interests and Hobbies
Des lives near to Twickenham, with his wife Angela, which is just as well as the whole family are rugby nuts. They have two children Daniel who has played in just about every position on the rugby field and daughter Holly, an avid fan.

Des enjoys music, swimming, holidays, travelling, and recently he and Angela have joined their local SUP standup paddle-boarding club on the river Thames. Trying to relive youth now that both children have left for University.

Matthew Standish CeMAP CeRER

Equity Release Specialist

Experienced Equity Release Adviser

Matthew has worked in financial services for 15 years and specialised in Equity Release for the last 10 years. Matthew is a founding member of the Equity Release Council and has a real passion for the industry having being responsible for educating and mentoring new advisers to the sector. Dedicated to find the right solution and always looking to go the extra mile for his clients

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire Matthew has been providing Equity Release advice both regionally and nationally for many years. Having also worked for an Equity Release solicitor he boasts knowledge of the different areas of Equity Release and fully understands the whole customer journey. 

Matthew was excited by the opportunity to join Lifetime Mortgage Solutions and to be able to provide holistic advice to his clients is vitally important to him. Being independent and whole of market allows Matthew to fulfil his promise to his clients by offering impartial and quality advice.

Interests and Hobbies

Living in the countryside on the outskirts of Leeds, Matthew is very much a family man and loves spending time with his 3 children. He loves all sports, and in a bid to improve his fitness and taken up running. Taking part in 10k’s and half marathons he caught the running bug and in October 2016 completed the Yorkshire Marathon raising thousands for charity along the way. Matthew’s goal is to complete the London Marathon and hopes to one day get through the ballot system.

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