Rupert Bastick was the owner, and director of a UK financial services company that went Bankrupt in October 2010. See attached.
He now appears again as a director of this new, international mortgage brokerage, again, out of Exeter. For the last 3 -4 years he has been employed as General Manager by AES International in Qatar - a position of trust. He had originally applied to join one of the companies in Qatar that is actually regulated there, via the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) but was rejected because he is not considered 'fit for purpose' in the UK and the same applies in Qatar. It is easy to find a large number of experienced financial planners that left AES Qatar since he joined, preferring not to be associated with him.
Beware of being asked to pay fees upfront. There are better options out there for expatriates looking for a mortgage.