Consultant Zone

Raising standards in
governance, risk and compliance

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.

Examples of what we do - for wider definitions contact us

Governance

Assessment of processes and structures, policies and decision making frameworks

Risk Reviews

Identification, assessment, mitigation, monitoring and reporting

Compliance

Assessment of regulatory and legal compliance against standards and best practice

Due Diligence

Portfolio reviews (vendor or purchaser), securitisations and book trades including; land registry searches and property revaluations

Agreed Upon Procedures

Data verification and assessment of loan level data

Policy & Operational Reviews

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

Re-underwriting

Independent assessment of decision making processes at origination and throughout the life of a loan

Funder Reviews

Independent oversight for funders including forward flow arrangements

Staffing Services

Short or medium term placements to resolve work force needs

Consultancy Services

Helping clients by providing specialised expertise and support

Third Party Supplier Oversight

Assess and monitor the performance of external suppliers

Arrears, Collections & Recoveries

Monitoring and review of arrears, collections and recoveries processes and decision making

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

2008
Rockstead established

Founded in 2008 by Brian Pitt and Richard Gater.

2009
Offices opened in High Wycombe

Moved into larger premises to accommodate operational expansion. 

2010
Joined CML as Associate members

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

2015
Established Irish subsidiary

Set up operations in Ireland, broadening international reach.

2017
Recruited 30th staff member

Demonstrating our market leading position.

2018
Established Yabber Global

Expanded services globally with the establishment of Yabber Global.

2019
Awarded FSQS accreditation

Achieved significant independent endorsement of our professional standards.

2020
Expanded office premises

Accommodating continuous growth. 

2022
Strengthened executive team

Supporting growth and succession planning.

2023
Joined Equity Release Council

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

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