Mark has previous roles for Lloyds, HBOS, Capital Bank, Bank of Scotland and Connells Estate Agency meaning he has gained Industry-wide experience in all types of mortgage lending with experience in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Customer Retention and Products.
“I was looking at the market and saw that the number of mortgage brokers had fallen sharply following the credit crunch. This meant more & more customers might have to use non-advised direct sales, so I set up in Edinburgh to address this and we set out to deliver high customer satisfaction through recommended products and a personalised expert service.”
Mark has lived in Edinburgh for the last 12 years, he is married to Dawn and they have a young son. His hobbies include eating out around Edinburgh’s great restaurant scene, reading and (for his sins) following his beloved Leeds United. The occasional run is intended but not always delivered.
‘’Since the credit crisis we have seen all UK lenders tighten their belts. The lending criteria is more stringent and the lenders are more choosy. Finding the right deal has never been more challenging – however with the expertise that we have in the company, we can make sure that our clients are taking out the most appropriate and cost effective financial products.’’
In the team with Mark are 4 whole of market advisors and 3 support staff making us one of the larger broker firms in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Mortgage is also delighted to have supported the launch of Thistle Finance (www.thistlefinance.com) that supports clients looking for specialist lending such as bridging, development and commercial.