Jon Taylor has been appointed as area director for the South East, joining from Countrywide where he worked as regional sales manager.
Jason Whiteley (pictured) has been hired as area director for the North East, joining from Primis, where he worked as area manager.
The pair will provide support and backing to Just Mortgages’ self-employed brokers to help them make their businesses a success.
They will help with business plans, ensuring brokers are FCA compliantand encouraging them to become part of their local communities. They will help brokers find introducers.
Whiteley’s is a new role, while Taylor takes over from Rob Perrin, who has been promoted to regional director.
Whiteley has worked in financial services for 22 years. He began his career as a consultant at Royal Liver Assurance before moving to Reeds Rains where he worked for 18 years as a mortgage and protection adviser.
He subsequently worked as financial services manager of a team of brokers based at estate agencies throughout the group.
Taylor started his career as a branch manager at Lloyds where he worked for 14 years before moving on to become a mortgage consultant at Countrywide. He was there for more than 18 years holding a variety of different roles.
Support for brokers
Just Mortgages director of business partnerships Carl Parker said: “As more brokers come on board we have increased the number of managers too, so we can ensure all brokers receive the support they need. By April, we will hope to have two more area directors so we are able to support our continued growth.”
Parker attributes the self-employed division’s success to the way it is helping brokers who are looking to go self-employed but are worried about losing the support they get from their employers.
He added: “Unlike other networks with self-employed arms, we don’t charge a monthly fee, so it is in everyone’s best interest for our self-employed brokers to be successful.”