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Just Mortgages launches self-employed team with the appointment of Countrywide’s Carl Parker PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 March 2016

Just Mortgages has launched a new ‘self-employed’ division.  The new division will cater for mortgage brokers who would prefer to be self-employed and run their own businesses rather than being employed.  Each self-employed broker will operate as an appointed representative of Openwork, but will receive day-to-day support from the Just Mortgages team. 

The Just Mortgages self-employed division is to be headed up by Carl Parker, who joins Just Mortgages from Countrywide where he was National Financial Services Director. Carl who has been at Countrywide for just short of 23 years leaves to head up this new Just Mortgages division. Carl has extensive experience in recruiting and developing talented individuals, with experience of training people already within the mortgage industry and those new to it.

The new self-employed division will launch on the 6th March. It has been designed to provide new opportunities to brokers who want to continue advising clients but who also want the opportunity to grow, to progress and to run their own operation. It is also looking to attract other brokers who are looking for better help, support and rewards.

Every broker will receive leads from the group as well as training and compliance support and some of the highest procuration fees available. For people making the move from employed to self-employed they will be shown how to set up their own business, how to create relationships with potential introducers and useful business relationships such as solicitors and estate agents. They will also have guidance in setting up a marketing and business plan. Depending on location, there may also be the opportunity to work from one of the Spicer Haart estate agency branches.

The aim is to grow the Just Mortgages self-employed division to at least 100 broker firms in the first two years. There are already five brokers within Just Mortgages eager to join the new division and yet others expressing an interest.

John Phillips, group operations director of Spicer Haart and Just Mortgages says, “We are launching this new division to provide career progression opportunities to our mortgage brokers and Carl Parker is exactly the right person to lead this for it to develop and grow. It will also provide an exciting and supportive place to work for other mortgage advisers who have their own firms. Often when someone has worked as an employed mortgage broker for some time it is natural that they look for new opportunities and this new division provides them with the opportunity to move on without the need to leave the Spicer Haart group.”

Carl Parker, head of Just Mortgages self-employed division, says, “Just Mortgages self-employed division will help people who want to take the first steps to being self-employed and running their own mortgage and protection businesses. We will help brokers to set up their own businesses, ensure they have robust plans in place and help them to find and develop business. We will also pay some of the best procuration fees in the market to ensure that they are well rewarded for what they do.”

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