How Just Mortgages’ self-employed division has expanded

Ryan Bembridge

May 3, 2017

Just Mortgages’ self-employed division has 38 brokers on its books after launching from a standing start in March 2016.

What is more the division is expected to have 60 by the middle of the year, as 21 intermediaries are currently applying to join the division.

Self-employed brokers operate as appointed representatives of Openwork, with Just Mortgages offering training, development, compliance support and high proc fees.

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The division is on track to bank £3.5m of income this year.

Carl Parker (pictured), head of Just Mortgages’ self-employed division, said: “I believe the phenomenal growth that we have experienced has been in a large part to the support and training that we provide to brokers making the move to be self-employed; support that is not only provided on joining us but on an ongoing basis.”

Last month Ashley Edwards joined as divisional sales manager from Reeds Rains, who will be charged with supporting self-employed brokers in the North.

Parker added: “This support will be taken to a whole new level now with the recruitment of Ashley Edwards.

“Ashley’s knowledge and ability can only help to grow the Just Mortgages self-employed division still further, by providing a level of support that helps every broker to fulfil their maximum potential.”

Brokers making the move from employed to self-employed are shown how to set up their own business and how to create relationships with potential introducers.

Edwards said: “Just Mortgages provided me with a great opportunity not only to progress my own career, but to help progress that of other brokers too.

“It is a forward looking organisation with considerable growth plans and the fact that they are already exceeding these is a testament to what they also help brokers to achieve.”

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