Swindon-based independent mortgage company TED Mortgages has recruited another team member during lockdown.
Founder Thomas Brennan and fellow director, Chris Blackwell have already welcomed an additional mortgage and protection adviser, Daniella Black to the team and she is now joined by James Harris.
James said, “I am very excited at being able to bring my experience to an already thriving team. I know the guys at TED Mortgages take a great pride in customer service, as I do. They believe in going that extra mile for their customers and this is exactly what I aim to do.”
After leaving school, James (25) who lives in Calne, started his working life with his father in the building trade, and then to set up a buy-to-let investment portfolio business.
It was whilst discussing mortgages for an investment property with his financial adviser that James decided his future lay in mortgage services, despite his limited experience at the time.
Enterprising James used his own savings to fund his CeMAP (the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualifications and succeeded in obtaining the CeMAP accreditation, which is widely recognised as the qualification for professional advice standards.
From here, James went on to work for a corporate estate agency and then became self-employed just before the pandemic struck in early 2020 and he’s now joined the TED Mortgages team as a self-employed associate.
“The beginning of 2021 has been really busy. The property and mortgage business has certainly been helped by the Government initiatives such as the five per cent deposit scheme and the extension to the stamp-duty holiday.”
The whole team at TED Mortgages are home-based and James is looking forward to working from his home in Calne that he shares with his wife, Jasmine and pet dog, Finn. James and his wife have been together for just over 11 years, married for three and are now very excited to be expecting their first child, a daughter, at the end of July.
TED Mortgages is an independent, fee-free, certified mortgage brokers that will work with their customers with a ‘whole of market’ approach that is tailored to each person’s circumstances in order to help their customers understand all their mortgage and protection options. Visit TED Mortgages online at: www.tedmortgages.co.uk.