Just Mortgages grows self-employed broker count

Ryan Bembridge

July 19, 2016

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Just Mortgages expects to have at least 100 brokers catering for the self-employed by the end of the year.

It originally planned to hire 50 self-employed brokers by the end of the year but is set to hit that target by September.

Four months after launching its self-employed division the brokerage wants to have 150 brokers by the end of 2017.

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The brokerage has hired Rob Perrin as sales director from Countrywide to manage its growing number of recruits.

Carl Parker, head of Just Mortgages self-employed division, said: “I worked with Rob at Countrywide where he was the top performing sales manager for a number of years.

“Rob’s experience, knowledge and passion for his people will fit perfectly with what we are achieving here at Just Mortgages and I am really pleased to have brought such an experienced sales manager on board as I know he will add real value to our brokers’ businesses.

“Due to our current success in recruitment I have brought Rob in a few months earlier than planned, and I have no doubt that he will be instrumental in helping us drive our results and headcount even higher.”

Rob Perrin said he was “ecstatic to be joining the Just Mortgages self-employed division.”

He added: “I recognise that this is a natural next step for many employed brokers.

“The opportunity for a broker to run their own mortgage and protection business, whilst at the same time receiving full support and guidance, is extremely exciting for both parties.

“The support and the potential for a broker with Just Mortgages was a real eye opener for me.”

Perrin will be tasked with helping its brokers identify lead sources and resources.

Just Mortgages plans to bring another sales director on board at the beginning of October, which it said would help increase its volumes and headcount going into 2017.

Parker added: “We are currently seeing applications come in from brokers across the country, some looking to take their first steps into self-employment while other brokers are already self-employed but are unhappy with their current support, remuneration or both, who find that the Just Mortgages proposition is far more attractive.”