Mark Taylor, Chris Bishop & Vanessa Taylor - Independent Financial Advisors and Residential Lettings experts.

A way of working tailored to the needs of today’s clients for residential lettings and independent financial advice.

Vanmark Financial Services was formed when founding partners, Mark Taylor & Chris Bishop decided that it was time Oxfordshire had an independent financial advisory service whose priority were their clients and were able to provide them with expert advice and services for all elements of the property market and later life planning.

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the financial and property industry; weathering the financial boom and bust culture of the UK property market, Mark has helped his clients in growing and maintaining their property portfolios. His no-nonsense, holistic, ‘thinking outside the box’ approach in finance, tax planning, property and investment means most financial issues or problems can be resolved.

Chris has over 25 years in the Banking industry and took the chance to join up with Mark as the in house Mortgage & Protection Broker. Chris also is a Wills and Trust specialist and he compliments Mark with his experience in the financial services sector and his friendly and professional approach.

Together, Mark & Chris have over 50 years’ experience and their aim is to advise and assist clients at all levels who are buying and dealing with property from first time buyers with no experience to professional landlords and portfolio managers who have in excess of 100 properties.

Vanessa, joined the Vanmark crew at the beginning of 2019 and brings with her a wealth of property and construction experience. Working for a big corporate company she wanted to make the change to join the family firm where she can put her clients first. Well versed in anything to do with ‘property development’ and ‘residential letting’ is perfectly placed to work alongside Mark & Chris in expanding the business within Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.

Toni Ball, our Group Administrator ensures the busy office runs smoothly and is a brilliant ‘multi-tasker’. Joining us this year she has transformed the back-office systems and kept us all on our toes! Friendly, professional, efficient, she is the glue that sticks everything together.

For Financial Advice please call Mark or Chris on 01865 959099 or for any residential lettings, property management related enquiries call Toni or Vanessa on 01993 835588. You will always receive professional, expert advice relevant to your personal circumstances.



Mark Taylor

Mark TaylorFounder and Managing Director of Vanmark Group

Mark has been in Financial Services for over 35 years, and was first an IFA in 1984. Due to his wealth of experience in all matters related to financial services, and property matters, he can offer advice on a wide range of subjects. With his background in the industry, and himself also being a property developer, Mark is perfectly placed to offer help for clients who have more complex situations or need assistance with residential & commercial finance, wealth management and estate planning - his particular area of expertise is development finance and providing solutions and tax planning for clients looking to invest in property. Although he is ugly, you will find Mark very friendly and helpful!! - he travels to visit clients in all parts of the UK (and Europe) to offer help and advice for our Clients. To relax and unwind Mark is a keen golfer and loves to play at least twice a week he is also addicted to fast cars!

Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor Managing Director of Lettings and Project Manager

Vanessa, joined the Vanmark team at the beginning of 2019 and brings with her a wealth of property and construction experience. Working for a big corporate company she wanted to make the change to join the family firm where she can put her learned skills to the test. Well versed in anything to do with 'property development' and 'residential letting' is perfectly placed to work alongside Mark & Chris in expanding the business within Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. No nonsense in her approach, she heads up the Project Management on all the new build developments to ensure they are delivered on time and within budget. In her spare time she has taken up golf and although a novice at the sport she takes great pleasure beating her husband.

Chris Bishop

Chris BishopPartner

Chris has over 25 years in the Banking industry and took the chance to join up with Mark as the in house Mortgage & Protection Broker. Chris also is a Wills and Trust specialist and he compliments Mark with his experience in the financial services sector and his friendly and professional approach. He is an Oxfordshire 'boy' and is very well known in the local business community. Chris specialises in Equity Release, later life planning, and specialist lending such as buy-to-let and commercial. He loves a game of golf and his nick name is 'Wild Thing' you never know which fairway he will play on!

Steve Bamsey

Steve BamseyEstate Planning Advisor

Taking a career change Steve re-joined the team this year and is our qualified Wills and Trusts specialist. He can assist with anything from a basic Will to Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney with empathy and professionalism. He is an asset to our team and we are proud to have him onboard. As part of his ongoing development Steve is training to become a Mortgage & Protection advisor. Being the youngest of the team he heads up our Facebook and Google business pages to keep us fresh, relevant and up-to-date. Steve loves to socialise if you ever need a recommendation for eating out or a refreshing drink Steve is your man.

Toni Ball

Toni BallLettings & Group Administrator

Joining us last year Toni heads up the Lettings and Property Management. Her friendly, organised and professional approach is a testament to the relationships she has built with tenants and landlords alike. Through word of mouth and recommendation she has expanded the Lettings portfolio where her hard work has been rewarded. A much loved member of the team, she is the glue that sticks everything together.

Christina Moss

Christina MossOffice Administrator

Christina recently joined the team and already feels part of the furniture and heads up our accounts department. She is super organised and keeps us on our toes. We also have the pleasure of getting to know her beautiful pooch Dug the Cocker Spaniel, who has become a regular visitor to the office and is officially our office dog.