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Rob Starr

Rob Starr

Rob Starr is CEO and Founder of Seico Insurance & Mortgages, having originally set the company up in 1991 from his bedroom selling motor insurance and mortgages over the phone. Over the last 30 years, the company has grown to multiple offices around the UK, as well as having an Insurance Company based in South Africa.

As a fairly typical entrepreneur, Rob left school at 16 with no qualifications and built Seico Group through hard work, tenacity, and a sprinkle of luck.

In 2008, after the loss of his father very young, Rob set up a children’s charity called ‘The Starr Trust’ which aims to remove roadblocks for young people. So far, the Starr Trust has raised enough money to help over 4,000 young people fulfil their potential.

Accreditations & Qualifications

  • Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII)
  • Personal Finance Society (PFS)
  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMap)
Rob Starr


Rob Starr

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Personal finance

Realistically, an increase to mortgage interest rates is likely to happen, and very soon. But let’s not panic, please, says Rob Starr.

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Running a business

If you want to grow your business or make use of your cash in a better way, there’s likely a commercial mortgage that will enable you to do so.

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Personal finance

If you're working through an umbrella company and looking for your perfect mortgage, we have the answer for you.

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News and opinion

A number of lenders are now looking to actively support self-employed mortgage applicants by making it easier and quicker for them to get a mortgage

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News and opinion

Getting a self-employed mortgage isn't hard, especially when you ask the right people for help - like Crunch Mortgages!

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Personal finance

Many freelancers, contractors, and small business owners feel unfairly penalised simply due to not taking home a regular 9-to-5 salary. We're here to help.

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Personal finance

Self-employed and struggling to get a mortgage? We share insider tips that will increase your chances of securing a mortgage.

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