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Meet The Team

Catherine Rafferty CeMap

Director /Mortgage consultant

Cathy started her Financial Services career in 2001 working with National Irish Bank which was part of National Australia Group. She gained vast experience in company account management & personal banking.
From there she managed her own Branch of REA Mortgage Choice in Dublin which was voted Ireland’s Best Mortgage Broker firm for 3 consecutive years. After travelling for a number of years she returned to Ireland & worked as an IFA specialising in Pensions & Investments before moving to London in 2013.

Her hobbies include kayaking & Rugby (watching not playing)!

Michelle Barlow

Associate Director

Michelle began her Financial Services career as a Mortgage Administrator in 2004 at a Broker Firm in her native Liverpool. When she moved to London in 2011, she joined Elysian Finance & has progressed to Associate Director.

She enjoys watching her son play football for his Sunday league team, she is an avid Liverpool supporter & a movie buff.

Joanne Pope CeMap

Senior Mortgage consultant

Joanne has held Relationship Manager roles with Citi Bank, Natwest & Lloyds TSB where she gained invaluable experience within Regulated Mortgage Sales, Retail & Wealth Management Banking. She joined Elysian Finance in 2014 as a Specialist Mortgage Consultant.

In her spare time she loves to cook & read crime novels.

Phoebe Shepherd BSc (Hons) CeMap

Mortgage Consultant

Phoebe studied at Cardiff University where she obtained her Maths degree. She was recruited by Elysian Finance through our Graduate Program in 2018, within 3 months she became fully CeMAP qualified & achieved her Competent Adviser Status within 6 months of joining. She is our New Homes & Help to Buy Scheme Specialist.

Her favorite activities are karaoke & going to concerts.

Dan Duncombe CeMap

Mortgage consultant

Dan started his career as a Mortgage Broker in 2015, he has extensive knowledge of the property market having gained experience working as an Estate Agent. He joined Elysian Finance in 2019 as a Mortgage Consultant, he is also a Specialist in Later Life lending and Equity Release.

He enjoys all sports. 

Lisa Atkinson

Mortgage Manager

Lisa started her career as a Conveyancing Assistant. She embarked on her Financial Services career through a Mortgage Lender then Mortgage Broker firm joining Elysian Finance in 2014 with her wealth of knowledge from these difference perspectives of the process.

Her favourite hobbies are Escape Rooms & Baking.

Zeyna Faik-Yildirim

Mortgage Administrator 

Zeyna joined Elysian Finance in January this year to assist our mortgage consultants. She has been a quick study and is already an important member of the Elysian team.

She enjoys travelling and live music in her spare time.