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Equity Release Supermarket mark 2020 with boosted growth and key new hire

Equity release rising star, Ellis Hansborough, is to join Equity Release Supermarket as an equity release adviser this month.

Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), one of the leading independent equity release advisory services, is continuing to gear up for expansion and this new appointment takes the company’s tele-advice team to 10 people strong with an adviser network of 52 in total.

The company already announced a record-breaking year in 2019 despite the relatively unchanged industry performance figures, surpassing the industry standard and reporting a rise in the value of their applications to 37% YOY, along with the value of issued business up 29% YOY.

Mark Gregory, Founder and CEO of Equity Release Supermarket commented: “We’re delighted to have Ellis joining the Equity Release Supermarket team. The industry is becoming increasingly aware of our exceptionally high standards of advice and inclusive culture, which continues to attract the most talented of people to the business.”

Ellis got her start at HSBC before beginning work at Age Partnership, where she became one of their top equity release advisers having worked there for near on 7 years.

Mark continued, “We never rest on our laurels and Ellis is certainly reflective of our mission to have only the best of the best working for us.

“Ellis is a rising star in the field, and the fact that she’s chosen to join Equity Release Supermarket speaks volumes for what we’re building here. We have big ambitions and are continuing to grow our expert team. I’m really looking forward to her getting immersed in the business.”

Ellis added: “I’m so excited to get started at Equity Release Supermarket. They have an incredible reputation and their outlook, energy and ambition is infectious. How they’ve propelled the industry to meet consumer demands with their pioneering technology is admirable and I’m looking forward to being part of a growing, innovative company that is both enjoyable and flexible to work in.”

Ellis gained industry attention when she became the 2019 Retirement Adviser of the Year at the Financial Reporter Women’s Recognition Awards.

The company, now 52 advisers strong based across the UK, believes in recruiting advisers on the quality of their advice and developing them through their in-house training academy. The result has been an upward trend in results.

Mark commented on the company’s results and future plans: “2019 was a momentous year for us – bucking the market trend, evolving our talented team and working on pioneering technology. We continually invest in our people and are still maintaining quality recruitment in key areas this year to support our growth targets and attract the very best in class.

“Whilst we are only 2 months into the year, we are already seeing phenomenal growth. Our applications, in terms of value, are up 89% compared to January and February in 2019 and we have new technologies underway to help support this momentum.

We continue to be digital innovators in our field and lead the way in terms of ground-breaking new initiatives. This comes with great opportunity and marks significant change within the industry. We look forward to another successful year ahead.”