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Isle of Wight, UK


Q&A with Lucy Hockey, Customer Service Representative

Friday 12th April 2024

Meet Lucy Hockey, our vibrant Customer Service Representative at Cherry Godfrey! With a passion for helping others and a knack for staying calm under pressure, Lucy shares her journey and insights. Read on to discover her story of resilience and teamwork.


Wedding Insurance: the perfect “something new…”

Monday 08th April 2024

A fairy-tale, destination wedding. An intimate elopement. Your own personal Glastonbury...No two dream weddings are the same – but they are equally precious and worthy of protection. Wedding Insurance provides all-important peace of mind, so take a little bit of pressure off the most important day of your life and confine the drama to negotiating the seating plan!


Enjoy an Easter Adventure with Cherry Godfrey’s Travel Insurance

Wednesday 27th March 2024

The upcoming Easter long weekend and school holiday are a great chance for a getaway! One thing you must remember to do is your travel insurance. Read on to learn more about how travel insurance with Cherry Godfrey can ensure your journey is memorable and worry-free.


Tailoring Loan Terms to Your Financial Needs: Cherry Godfrey's Approach

Tuesday 19th March 2024

At Cherry Godfrey, we understand that financial circumstances vary from person to person, and that's why we take a personalised approach to crafting loan solutions. In this week’s blog, we spotlight the flexibility that underpins both our personal and business loans.


Q&A with Lee Taylor, Senior Lending Executive

Wednesday 06th March 2024

I’m most excited about what we can achieve for the Isle of Wight branch. The Cherry Godfrey team has given me confidence that my efforts have been recognized and valued and gives me extra determination to continue the growth of the Isle of Wight branch to challenge (and overtake) the already established branches.


Q&A with Hazel Turvey, Group Director of Collections

Tuesday 27th February 2024

I joined Cherry Godfrey because I wanted to work for a local company whose ethos was to put the customer first: support them through their good times, and their bad times. I’ve worked here for over ten years now and I love what I do! Cherry Godfrey’s core values really support my desire to genuinely help people, which is something I still find so rewarding every single day.


Q&A with Gary Quirk, our Mortgage Adviser, Isle of Man

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Favourite quote or saying: You can’t win until you’re not afraid to lose.


Q&A with Kerrie Carlyon, Senior Mortgage & Life Adviser, Jersey

Wednesday 31st January 2024

Name: Kerrie Carlyon Company Role: Senior Mortgage & Life Adviser


Welcome to a New Financial Chapter: Start Your 2024 right with some simple steps by Cherry Godfrey

Wednesday 17th January 2024

Happy New Year! By now, lots of people have made resolutions for 2024 - but have you considered your financial health? January is the perfect time to cast a discerning eye over your finances and take back control. A thorough evaluation of your current position also helps set financial goals for the year ahead. With our checklist, you can put positive habits in place that will carry you through the New Year and beyond. Let’s dive in!


Q&A with Simon Davies, Lending Manager in Jersey

Thursday 11th January 2024

Name: Simon Davies Role: Lending Manager Favourite quote or saying: “Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”


Navigate the chill with our five tips for winter budgeting

Tuesday 19th December 2023

Baby, it’s cold outside! And it's not just the weather that can send a chill down your spine – your finances might feel the freeze, too. Brr!


Getting to Know You: A Q&A with Kelly Burke from Cherry Godfrey, Isle of Wight

Wednesday 13th December 2023

To celebrate the launch of Business Insurance services on the Isle of Wight, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Senior Commercial Insurance Broker, Kelly Burke! With a wealth of experience and a passion for helping businesses safeguard their futures, Kelly promises to bring a fresh perspective to the local financial services landscape.


An exciting new chapter for Cherry Godfrey on the IOW

Wednesday 06th December 2023

Earlier this year, Cherry Godfrey turned thirty and, fittingly, celebrated this milestone with a fantastic event on the Isle of Wight. This event was testament to our remarkable growth; from our beginnings as a finance brokage in Guernsey into a fully rounded financial services company in Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man and on the Isle of Wight. We talk to Andrew Tapsell and Sarah Alabie about whats new for the IOW.


Cherry Godfrey Expands, Launching Insurance Business on the Isle of Wight

Monday 27th November 2023

Cherry Godfrey, an independent financial services company, is pleased to announce the launch of its personal and commercial insurance business on the Isle of Wight.


Cherry Godfrey Acquire Mortgage and Life Specialist on the Isle of Wight and South Coast

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Cherry Godfrey, an independent financial services company, is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired NRM Financial Limited (Priory Mortgage Advice), a well-established small company offering mortgage and life Insurance advice, across the Isle of Wight and the south coast.


Preparing for the festive season with financial good cheer!

Friday 20th October 2023

The holiday season is very nearly upon us, bringing with it the promise of joy, celebration, and cherished moments with loved ones, but let's not forget that this magical time of year can also be a pricey one. At Cherry Godfrey, we understand the importance of maintaining your financial well-being while enjoying the festivities. So, let's dive into some budgeting tips and hacks to make your holiday season merry and bright.


Future proof your finances and explore your options for financing an electric vehicle

Tuesday 03rd October 2023

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, with many governments around the world – including the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, offering incentives, and implementing regulations to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. They are starting to become more affordable and widely available, making them a viable option for many people wanting to make the move to an EV vehicle.


Going to the chapel and we’re…gonna get savvy!

Friday 22nd September 2023

As any financially switched-on bride or groom knows, having your special day outside of the peak wedding season can help you save some all-important honeymoon budget. Saying “I do” mid-week, waiting until autumn, even looking for a pre-loved dress or suit: these are all smart hacks for the savvy couple.


Told to hit the road by your motor insurance provider? Cherry Godfrey have you covered

Friday 08th September 2023

One of the primary motor insurance brokers in the Channel Islands has recently notified several customers of the impending cancellation of their current policies. This action is in response to a legal alteration in Gibraltar, where one of the company's insurance providers operates.    If this news affects you, please, do not panic. In this blog, we’ll explore how Cherry Godfrey - your friendly, local broker can provide motor insurance solutions catered to your unique needs.


Finances feeling the burn after summer spending?

Wednesday 06th September 2023

We are all familiar with “making hay while the sun shines” and treating our families and loved ones to a summer of magical memories. But with interest rates still on the rise and the new school term looming, you might benefit from consolidating your commitments into one manageable payment.  


Hop on the E-Bike Trend and Help the Planet (and your Wallet!)

Wednesday 30th August 2023

Whether you're swapping your car for a bike on your commute or seeking a smoother ascent on trails, an electric bike provides all the advantages of a regular bike, combined with motorized assistance available at your fingertips (not to mention the bonus of lightening the load on the planet and your finances).


Student Loans: Apply Now & Achieve Your Academic Dreams

Thursday 17th August 2023

Are you in Student grant limbo? Concerned that you might not be able to find the financial support you need to continue with your education? If you’ve applied for funding but aren’t sure you’ll get it, or if you find that you haven’t received enough, Cherry Godfrey’s Student Loans team are here to help you achieve your academic dreams.


Kevin Farrington Q&A

Tuesday 30th May 2023

Name: Kevin Farrington Company Role: Director Favourite quote or saying: ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ – Nelson Mandela.


Life Insurance – Your Questions Answered with Richard Le Ruez

Monday 22nd May 2023

We’ve got life insurance on the brain at Cherry Godfrey this week – and who better to talk to than Richard Le Ruez, the Associate Director of our Jersey Office? Richard has been a broker for over 25 years – and is one of the most experienced and expert brokers on the Island, in fact! – so we were thrilled to get a chance to pick his brains about how life insurance works, and who might benefit from


Rethinking Mobility and Road Safety Week

Wednesday 17th May 2023

The week of 15th May marks two important initiatives: WHO’s UN Global Road Safety Week. Encouraging citizens to rethink the way they travel and how are roads are used, with the aim of improving safety, wellbeing, and creating a positive impact on the environment.


Enjoy Your Dream Holiday with a Hassle-free Holiday Loan

Friday 05th May 2023

Getting itchy feet? Planning a big break or your next foreign adventure? A holiday loan could turn your fantasies into a reality; allowing you to spread out the cost so that it’s easier to keep on top of your finances.


Do I Really Need Marine Insurance?

Tuesday 02nd May 2023

If you’re dreaming of heading out onto the water in the next few months, you may be asking yourself: do I really need insurance? In our view, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’! Marine Insurance offers valuable protection in many scenarios – from loss and damage to potential third-party claims. If you aren’t insured, you could find yourself embroiled in a costly – and distressing – situation, particularly if your vessel is a prized possession or has sentimental value.


Sandra Takes on the Guernsey Dancefloor Challenge!

Friday 21st April 2023

Cherry Godfrey’s Insurance Manager Sandra Takes on the Guernsey Dancefloor Challenge! Keeeep dancing! The Guernsey Dancefloor Challenge returns in 2023 with a bang, as local personalities and dancers showcase a variety of dances from around the world at three exciting events on 28th and 29th April.


Jersey’s Tortoise Takeover: An Interview with Artist Ben Robertson

Tuesday 18th April 2023

In the summer of 2023, the landscape of Jersey will be taken over by dozens of unique tortoise sculptures – a real ‘Tortoise Takeover’! This wonderful public art trail aims to raise awareness of the valuable work undertaken by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust whilst protecting some of the most threatened species on the planet.


Guernsey’s Puffin Parade: A Q&A with Artist Libby McIntosh

Friday 31st March 2023

April sees the launch of the ‘Puffin Parade’ in Guernsey: an island-wide exhibition of 62 individually-painted Atlantic Puffin sculptures, all of which have been decorated by local artists, charities, schools, clubs and community groups, and day centres. Cherry Godfrey are delighted to have sponsored one of these statues, and to have collaborated with artist Libby McIntosh, who has been charged with decorating our particular puffin.


Women’s History Month: Five Inspiring Women with Alexie McGrath

Friday 24th March 2023

With International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month all taking place during March, we thought it would be a great time to check in with one of Cherry Godfrey’s trailblazing women, Alexie McGrath. In this blog, Alexie talks about five women who have inspired her, both personally and professionally.


Q1 Financial Health Check: Three Steps to Take Now

Friday 10th March 2023

The first quarter of 2023 is drawing to a close, making this the perfect time to review your finances and make adjustments for the year ahead. Are there easy things you can do now that will improve your financial health? The answer is ‘yes’ – and we’re here to help!


Cherry Godfrey is 30!

Tuesday 28th February 2023

Here at Cherry Godfrey, we’re delighted to be celebrating our 30th anniversary – and the 30th birthday of our COO, Tanzy Cherry! Is it a coincidence that the company and Tanzy share a birth month? No – in fact, the company began the day that Tanzy was born (expert succession planning!). Read on to learn more about Cherry Godfrey’s history and the journey of our founder and CEO, David Cherry.


How to Support Children with Anxiety

Monday 20th February 2023

Anxiety is on the rise – and not just in adults. In 2022, a record 420,000 children a month were treated for mental health problems in the UK alone. In addition, the World Health Organisation noted a 25% increase – globally – in anxiety and depression during the pandemic. However, the unfortunate truth is that specialist services are overstretched, and many young people who need mental health support are either forced to join a long waiting list or to develop their own coping mechanisms.


E-Bike Insurance: An Introduction

Wednesday 08th February 2023

As more and more people turn to cycling as a healthy, eco-friendly form of exercise and travel, the global bicycle market size has continued to boom. E-bikes (also known as EPACs [electrically power-assisted cycles] and EAPCs [electrically-assisted pedal cycles]) have also become increasingly popular, with the value of the e-bike market in Europe alone projected to grow up to 16 per cent year-on-year until 2027. Indeed, one in twenty people in the UK now own an e-bike.


Gavin Jones

Monday 30th January 2023

Name: Gavin Jones Role: Personal Lines Broker Branch: Jersey Tell us a little more about you, Gavin. You work for the Jersey branch but you’re based on the Isle of Wight. What brought you there?


Let’s Talk About… Life Insurance

Tuesday 24th January 2023

The idea of insuring a home or car is familiar; but, for many of us, Life Insurance isn’t so straightforward. For example, it’s a common misconception that Life Insurance is simply a great way to protect your mortgage – but it can be so much more than this. In fact, the right policy will provide affordable financial protection for both you and your family.


Finessing Finances in 2023: Financial Health Check

Friday 13th January 2023

The start of the year is the perfect time to check on the ‘health’ of your financial situation. Not only does a review make it easier for you to assess your position, but also the process will assist in the setting of financial goals for 2023: helping you form and maintain good habits, formulate a strategic and well-considered financial plan, and more. We’d recommend that you perform a financial health check once every three to six months – and there’s no time like the present!


Finessing Finances in 2023: Ways to Cope with Financial Stress

Friday 06th January 2023

For many of us, living with financial stress has become the new normal – and especially at this time of year. With this in mind, ahead of ‘Blue Monday’ (which is said to be the most depressing day of the year, and in 2023 falls on January 16), we wanted to share a few tips to help you manage financial worries. There’s no reason you can’t finesse your finances in 2023, and get the year off to a fantastic start!


How Do I Apply For a Holiday Loan?

Tuesday 03rd January 2023

It’s the beginning of a new year – what better time to take a well-deserved vacation? Whether you’re hoping to shake off the stress/excess of Christmas, centre yourself for the year ahead, or simply enjoy some winter sun, going on a fantastic holiday will get things off to a great start. But holidays don’t always come cheap; and, if you have new financial goals for 2023, you may be wondering how best to pay for your next adventure.


Cassidy Jones Q&A

Thursday 22nd December 2022

Name: Cassidy Jones - Marketing Assistant Favourite quote/saying: “Don't feel stupid if you don't like what everyone else pretends to love.” - Emma Watson


How to Keep Costs Down at Christmas: 6 Super Saving Tips

Monday 19th December 2022

After a year of rising costs – from food and fuel prices to energy bills -Christmas might feel like both a welcome relief and a cause for concern. According to recent reports, one in five parents are expected to go into debt this year due to overspending on festive gifts. Is it possible to enjoy everything you love about Christmas without breaking the bank?


How to Stay On Budget This Winter

Monday 12th December 2022

Winter certainly has many charms: crisp weather; hearty food; roaring fires; and, of course, the festive period. However, the colder months also bring challenges. With energy costs rising sharply, as well as the pressure of entertaining, hosting, and buying gifts, it can be tricky to stay on budget.


Carrie Highfield- Group Lending Executive

Friday 02nd December 2022

Favourite quote or saying: Go for it, because missed opportunities hurt more than rejections.


How to Meal Plan: A Guide for Students

Monday 21st November 2022

Watching your budget is just part of being a student, right? Well, this may be true: but, due to the present global situation (with international conflicts, coronavirus and inflation impacting the cost of living), many students are finding that money is tighter than ever. The good news is that, with a bit of effort, students can save hundreds of pounds a year just by making meal preparation a part of their weekly routine.


Sarah Audrain- Sales Director, Jersey

Monday 14th November 2022

Name: Sarah Audrain- Sales Director Favourite quote or saying: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.


Kelly Burke

Friday 21st October 2022

Name: Kelly Burke Favourite quote or saying: There are three types of people. Those who are good with numbers and those who aren’t.


Financial Health Check

Friday 21st October 2022

At Cherry Godfrey, we pride ourselves in tailoring solutions to the needs of our customers, every Islander is different, and their financing requirements should reflect that. Our motto is ‘finance that values you’ – and we honestly believe in it. We pride ourselves in listening, understanding, and putting our customers first. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ with us.


Nigel Quick

Friday 21st October 2022

Name: Nigel Quick - Jersey Office Company Role: Managing Director Favourite quote or saying: “We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall never surrender!” – Winston Churchill, 1940.


Business Women’s Day

Friday 21st October 2022

Business Women’s Day takes place on September 22nd: a special celebration of the vital role women play in the world of business. Whilst Business Women’s Day started as an American holiday, it’s now acknowledged all over the world, so we wanted to blog about this important movement – and pay tribute to the amazing women who work for Cherry Godfrey.


Summer Holiday Tips

Wednesday 10th August 2022

The summer season is in full swing – but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop! Whether you’re jetting off on an international adventure or hunkering down for a family staycation, there are plenty of ways to turn the summer break into a financial masterclass for your children.


Teaching Children About Interest Rates

Friday 05th August 2022

Teaching your children about interest rates – and how they work – is one of the most valuable financial lessons you can give. As adults, their most important transactions will be impacted by interest rates – so it’s really useful to help them understand how interest can both negatively and positively affect their financial health.


How to Teach Your Children About Credit

Wednesday 20th July 2022

Learning how to manage finances – and spend responsibly – is key to financial success as an adult… and it’s never too soon to get started. Teaching your children about how credit works (and how to use this mechanism wisely) will not only help them build a good credit score, but also could improve their overall financial health in future. Here are a few tips on how to begin.


The Next Chapter in a Family Success Story

Wednesday 13th July 2022

At Cherry Godfrey, when we say that ‘family is at the heart of everything we do’ – we mean it! From our customers to our employees, we consider each person at each branch to be part of the Cherry Godfrey family: an ethos that guides and underpins everything we do. That ethos has been strengthened further by the fantastic news that Chief Operating Officer Tanzy Cherry – daughter of founder and CEO David Cherry – has recently purchased a substantial shareholding in the firm.


Cherry Godfrey Strengthens Family Ethos

Thursday 23rd June 2022

The next chapter in the success story of a leading financial services company has been officially written.


How To Teach Children About Money

Tuesday 21st June 2022

In this blog, we’ll share some helpful tips – how can we look after money – savvy shopping to ensure that you’re able to make your money go further this summer.


The Cost of Living Crisis: Smart Money Saving Tips

Monday 30th May 2022

Wherever in the world you live, you’re likely to have seen the cost of living increase this year, with a number of unprecedented factors – such as the pandemic and ongoing conflict in Ukraine – leading to shortages and escalating prices in a number of areas.


Best Budgeting Apps to Try Now (2022 Edition)

Monday 30th May 2022

How are you at keeping track of your spending? Do you often go over or find it a struggle to save? Budgeting apps can be a great tool.


Riverfest 2022: A Chat with the Chef!

Monday 30th May 2022

Cherry Godfrey were thrilled to take part in this 2022’s ‘Riverfest’: a free, fun community event at Newport Harbour.


Cherry Godfrey Cook Up a Storm at Riverfest 2022

Monday 30th May 2022

On Saturday 14th May 2022, The Quay at Newport Harbour was to 'Riverfest': a free event for families and locals to enjoy, offering a great line-up of entertainment, music, and food.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: Helping Children Manage Anxiety

Monday 30th May 2022

Here at Cherry Godfrey, we’re passionate about the local community, and feel strongly that we should all be working together to promote mental health awareness – particularly in young people.


The Story of Cherry Godfrey

Thursday 28th April 2022

Cherry Godfrey has come a long way since its inception in the front room of a little cottage in Guernsey’s Saltpans. Read on to learn more about the story of our family business: from personal challenges, to big career changes, to the phone call that changed everything.


Coping with Financial Worries

Thursday 28th April 2022

In honour of Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to explore one of the top causes of stress: financial worries.


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Women's History Month

Wednesday 09th March 2022

Women’s History Month: An Interview with Tanzy Cherry



Meet the Team - Natalie Labrosse

Monday 28th February 2022

I was born and raised in sunny Blackpool and have always loved living by the sea. I moved to the beautiful island of Guernsey two years ago – a decision with which I could not be happier! It may not have the bright lights of the Blackpool illuminations, but Guernsey is a wonderful, peaceful place to live.  


Debt Consolidation: What You Need to Know

Monday 17th January 2022

Managing debts can be challenging (not to mention a little confusing, particularly if you’re handling more than one liability). If this scenario sounds familiar, debt consolidation – the process of merging debts into one loan – might be a viable option for you.


Credit Agreements: What Do Lenders Really Look At? 

Monday 17th January 2022

Ah, the mysterious credit agreement process – and the equally enigmatic credit score.


Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Monday 17th January 2022

In this helpful guide, we’ve put together some straightforward steps to credit score success.


New Year’s Resolutions and Your Finances

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Only 35% of people who make resolutions stick to them. Is this practice of New Year goal-setting helpful – or simply too much pressure?


Say Goodbye to the January Blues with Cherry Godfrey

Wednesday 05th January 2022

Blue Monday is around the corner; and at Cherry Godfrey our aim is to alleviate any financial worries that may be causing a melancholy mood


Mortgage Trends and Tips for the New Year 

Monday 20th December 2021

Mortgage Trends and Tips for the New Year 


Ian Stewart

Meet The Team Ian Stewart

Monday 13th December 2021

Find out more about Ian’s career to date; why Cherry Godfrey has such a special atmosphere; and why it’s never too late to learn the drums!


John hunter

Meet the Team John Hunter

Tuesday 07th December 2021

John Hunter, Cherry Godfrey Isle of Man’s fabulous managing director, talks us through his vision for the business, what makes the Isle of Man a really special place in which to work, and why Cherry Godfrey should be a household name on the Island.


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Meet the Team - Andrew Tapsell

Thursday 18th November 2021

We sat down with down with Andrew Tapsell, MD of our Isle of Wight office, to learn more about what makes Cherry Godfrey special, and why a human approach to lending is so important.


Credit Agreements

Thursday 18th November 2021

What Do Lenders Really Look At?


How to Create Budget

Wednesday 03rd November 2021

Take a look at our blog which has some helpful tips on how to create a budget


Save Money as a Student: Food

Tuesday 02nd November 2021

We have put together a guide with tons of tips to help you save money on food as a student.


Six Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Wednesday 06th October 2021

We have put together a helpful guide including some helpful steps to credit score success.


Cherry Godfrey Student Guide

Tuesday 28th September 2021



Andrew Tapsell and David Cherry  in front of a balloon arch in front of the Isle of Wight office. David Cherry is cutting the ribbon for the grand opening

Cherry Godfrey Isle of Wight Opening Party

Friday 24th September 2021

We hosted an opening party to celebrate the launch of our new Isle of Wight Office located in Newport.


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