The UK’s No.1 independent equity release advisory service, Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), continues to expand its UK operations with the news that two new advisers have joined the organisation.
The pioneering digital-tech company are adding to a growing national team that now stands at 60 advisers strong in order to strengthen their presence within the industry and support their growing customer demands.
Latest appointments – David Bishop and Tim Feather – bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise from within the general financial services sector.
Mark Gregory, Founder and CEO of Equity Release Supermarket commented: “Over the past two years, we have implemented new online processes, helping us to connect seamlessly to our customers, all of which has been highly well-received, therefore we have continued to aid this digital ambition in order to meet the changing demands of our customers.
“To support this continued drive, we are thrilled to welcome David and Tim to our expansive and well-established team. Their respective expertise will help us to further strengthen our position and reach throughout the UK. It is always our aim to provide the best possible quality service to our customers, which is why we invest so heavily in our people, expertise and technology.
“We are also very proud to be creating new career opportunities at a time that continues to place people under a lot of strain, pressure and difficulty. These additional hires will also enable us to greatly serve our customer’s changing needs.”
The newcomers will cover areas including the North of England and Yorkshire to support the company’s growing national expansion plans.
With over 40 years’ experience in the financial services arena, David opted to specialise in offering expert advice in the later life lending market, given the rising need for advice in what he believes is probably the most important financial planning stage in life.
David Bishop CeMAP Adv CeRER commented: “It’s genuinely a privilege to join Equity Release Supermarket. They have a very strong work ethic and incredible reputation, as well as being at the forefront of several industry changes. So, I’m delighted to be part of the team.
“The thing I love about this job is seeing how much I can help make a difference to people’s lives. That can be to pay off a mortgage, tidy up finances or live out a long-term dream such as home improvements or holidays. Equity release can be a wonderful option to do such things for people over the age of 55, but it’s not always suitable for everyone so it’s my job here at ERS to review each client’s individual circumstances and advise them accordingly. I always offer expert, open and transparent advice tailored to the specific needs and objectives of my clients.”
The second new face is Tim, who has worked in the financial services industry since 2000, and two years later became a successful equity release adviser. Tim was eager to work at Equity Release Supermarket as he finds it particularly rewarding to see clients benefit from whole of market advice, which includes lifetime mortgages, retirement interest only mortgages and home reversion plans. Prior to joining Equity Release Supermarket, Tim held managerial roles in Lloyds TSB and Barclays, and subsequently went on to work as an Equity Release Adviser.
Mark continued, “We have an exceptionally talented and pro-active team who deliver unparalleled support and services to our clients, which have enabled the business to continue to excel.
“This year we’re seeing greater demand in the market, with many turning to equity release to fund home improvements or repayment of residential mortgages in particular. Our new offering launched last year – smartER – the UKs only ‘people first’ equity release search engine enabling consumers to independently research equity release continues to grow in popularity. Therefore, it’s an exciting time for our new recruits to join and be part of this sector digital transformation.”
Equity Release Supermarket believe in recruiting advisers on the quality of their advice and developing them through their in-house training academy.