A York mortgage and protection specialist is helping householders protect themselves against hardship – and supporting York Against Cancer charity into the bargain.
MAPIO Financial Ltd in Colliergate offers impartial, independent advice to help customers find the right mortgages and the best insurance packages to safeguard them and their families against illness or bereavement.
Founders Scott Anscomb and Liz Murdie chose York Against Cancer to benefit from a venture providing a significant boost to the charity’s work in local cancer care, research and education.
Every time a customer is recommended to MAPIO and goes on to take out a mortgage or insurance product with them, they will give £50 to the charity and £50 in John Lewis vouchers to the person making the recommendation.
And if someone mentions they are connected with York Against Cancer while taking out a product they will also receive £50.
Caring for customers
“At MAPIO we see protecting our clients and their immediate family as the best way to care for our customers,” said Liz, MD of MAPIO – Mortgages and Protection In One. She added:
People think serious illness will never happen to them or their family, but it can, and if someone has financial worries on top of the devastating news of cancer or another critical illness it can be too much to bear.
People readily take out insurance for their pets, but if they don’t protect themselves they don’t realise the impact it can have on the other people around them.
Someone has to take them to their appointments, take the kids to school, and their partner’s employer may not be sympathetic.
ladHaving the reassurance that money is available from an insurance policy can help take the financial strain away.
Cover could also secure the right medical help for individuals and their families, which could be crucial for rare illnesses or treatments not available in this country.
And it could ease financial concerns for families faced with the loss of a loved one.
MAPIO’s founders Liz and Scott Anscomb kick-started their new venture with a £500 donation to York Against Cancer.
Scott said his other business, Your Move Anscombs, had supported us for years and he felt we were an ideal fit to benefit from MAPIO’s work.
“I think cancer touches so many of us and York Against Cancer is local –and we like local! The big cancer charities are great, but we wanted to help people in York who are coping with cancer.”
Julie Russell, York Against Cancer General Manager, said: “I think this idea sits very well with our work, because we want people to have less stress. When cancer strikes money is massively important. We are really grateful that Scott and Liz have thought of us in this way.”
Your Move Anscombs and MAPIO are sister companies run independently but based in the same premises in Colliergate.
To find out more about MAPIO and its services call in or visit the website.