Consultant Zone

Raising standards in
governance, risk, compliance and due diligence

A leading provider of independent reviews across Europe

Rockstead was established in 2008, to provide a range of services to businesses involved in financial services as well as other regulated and non-regulated sectors.

We operate across the UK and Europe, and have established a reputation for independent, transparent reporting, based on our ‘tell it as we see it’ philosophy.

In 2019, we gained FSQS approval confirming our own best practices.  This endorsement reflects our passion for raising standards.

Our clients include: investment and retail banks, building societies, hedge funds, private equity companies, non-bank lenders, funders, originators, investors, asset managers, third party servicers, insurance companies and pension funds.

Market sectors supported include: residential mortgages, later life lending, commercial mortgages, bridging finance, development finance, motor finance, asset finance, buy now pay later, consumer finance and credit cards.

To find out more or to discuss your specific requirements, please get in touch.

What We Do at Rockstead

Due Diligence and Agreed Upon Procedures

Portfolio reviews (vendor or purchaser), securitisations and book trades

Funder Reviews

Independent oversight for funders including forward flow arrangements

Policy Reviews

Design, implement and/or review policies, procedures and controls

Consultancy Services

Manage and mitigate risk by addressing specific challenges

Staffing Services

Short or medium term placements to resolve work force needs

Contact Monitoring

A powerful voice to text transcription service to analyse 100% of phone calls

What differentiates us:

  • Wide range of services delivered by experienced subject matter experts

  • Strong client relationships, built through our consultative approach

  • Bespoke, quality outputs based on client needs 

  • Ability to respond quickly to rapidly changing markets and risks

  • Trusted by global brands

Rockstead established

Founded in 2008 by Brian Pitt and Richard Gater.

Offices opened in High Wycombe

Moved into larger premises to accommodate operational expansion. 

Joined CML as Associate members

Joined the Council of Mortgage Lenders (now UK Finance) as Associate members, strengthening industry presence.

Established Irish subsidiary

Set up operations in Ireland, broadening international reach.

Recruited 30th staff member

Demonstrating our market leading position.

Established Yabber Global

Expanded services globally with the establishment of Yabber Global.

Awarded FSQS accreditation

Achieved significant independent endorsement of our professional standards.

Expanded office premises

Accommodating continuous growth. 

Strengthened executive team

Supporting growth and succession planning.

Joined Equity Release Council

Providing market leading independent oversight to the later life lending market.

News & Insights

Consumer Duty – can you defend your position?

Consumer Duty – can you defend your position?

When our prudential regulator calls out a potential conduct issue, while at…

Later Life lending – regulatory update

Later Life lending – regulatory update

The FCA published the results of its multi-firm work on later life…

Managing risk in loan portfolios

Managing risk in loan portfolios

As risk consultants, with people that have lived through numerous previous recessions,…