An expanding Staffordshire based mortgage company with a passion for growing its own talent has appointed Jonathan Edwards as Compliance Manager.
My Simple Mortgage has grown rapidly in recent times, appointing four new staff and adding independent mortgage advisers across the Midlands and North West.
Jonathan joined the team as a junior case manager in 2017 and his rise to the important role of Compliance Manager marks a significant change of fortunes for the former supermarket delivery driver.
James Adams, a Director and founder of the Basford-based business, said: “We’ve concentrated on building a strong team at My Simple Mortgage and a big part of that is developing our staff. Jonathan joined us in 2017 with no experience in the mortgage sector but with a clear desire to learn. Growth at My Simple Mortgage has led to the establishment of a Compliance Manager role and we see Jonathan as a perfect fit.”
Jonathan, aged 29, said: “I was working at the warehouse at the Waitrose superstore, Leek, and it was due to close with everyone being offered redundancy. At the time, I had recently bought a house and I was interested in how the mortgage process worked, so I asked a friend in recruitment if there were jobs available in that sector.
“That led to an interview with My Simple Mortgage and a job offer. It was a completely new career to me but I was able to learn on the job. The company has grown by reputation and I’ve seen the team expand rapidly and mortgage applications treble. The Compliance Manager role is important as it ensures all Financial Conduct Authority requirements are met, and standards of customer services are as high as possible. With in-house mortgage advisors and a network of independent advisors working for My Simple Mortgage, a compliance manager is essential.”
My Simple Mortgage has grown year on year since it was founded by James Adams in 2014, primarily working with customers in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire. Growth has continued in 2020, with demand at a high level following the lifting of the severest Coronavirus restrictions in the summer.
The company specialises in mortgages and re-mortgages, conveyancing, buy to let mortgages, bridging finance, home insurance and finance protection services.
To find out more about My Simple Mortgage, please go online to www.mysimplemortgage.co.uk.