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‘Mortgage advice is a good career option for women’ – Star Letter 09/03/2018

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‘Mortgage advice is a good career option for women’ – Star Letter 09/03/2018
Mortgage Solutions and its sister title Specialist Lending Solutions select the most thoughtful or thought-provoking comment as Star Letter.

This week the accolade goes to Lisa Peach-Hill for her response to the post: A client once told me ‘women can’t be trusted with money’ – Marketwatch

She said: “Some excellent advice in the closing paragraphs from Adele Turton about balancing work and family commitments.

“I also think that advice is important for men too, particularly in the financial services advice industry – many men work very long hours and struggle to get that balance.

“It is true that mortgage advice is a good career option for women wanting higher earnings and more flexibility, particularly if self-employed.

“What the industry needs to do is find a solution to bring more women into the independent advice sector from scratch rather than them having to endure many years working in banks to get qualifications and experience.

“It is difficult for entrants to the industry to gain Competent Adviser Status any other way.”

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