New award at Contractor Financials

January 16, 2013
Lisa Merriman

Hot on the heels of our award for IFA of the year we are proud to announce that mortgage adviser Lisa Merriman has won ‘Young Adviser of the Year’ at the prestigious SBG Adviser Awards last week. Lisa accepted the award from BBC News anchor Kate Silverton during the star studded event which also featured guest speakers Sir Bob Geldoff, Professor Ian Goldin and Dragons Den’s Rachel Elnaugh.

Lisa was awarded the coveted ‘Young Adviser of the Year’ title in recognition of her commitment to helping contractors to get on to and move up the property ladder. Since joining the company in 2010, Lisa has worked tirelessly alongside our MD Tony Harris to negotiate contract based underwriting with some of the UK’s biggest lenders and has already helped many hundreds of contractors to buy their own home.

The panel of judges were impressed by Lisa’s specialist knowledge of contractor mortgages and her impressive record of securing lending for the UK’s freelance community.

This award comes off the back of Lisa having already been crowned top adviser in the country for Clydesdale Bank applications last year. This is no mean feat and means she has secured mortgages for more contractors than any other adviser in the UK has secured for even regular ‘permi’ clients.

We believe this speaks volumes of Lisa’s commitment to our Contractors and this further award gives her the recognition that she deserves.

How can our award winning adviser help you?

Lisa and her colleagues in the mortgage department at Contractor Financials specialise in finding mortgage solutions tailored to your Contractor status. Instead of relying on the more traditional route of relying on accounts to assess your affordability for a mortgage, Lisa and our other advisers will use a multiple of your annualised contract rate alone. This not only saves you the hassle of compiling your accounts but it also allows you to borrow more because your application won’t be affected by any tax saving measures that your accountant has taken.

Using contract based underwriting enables you to borrow up to five times your annualised contract rate and we even have access to lenders that are willing to consider contractors on the first day of their first contract so there is no need to wait three years before you apply. Lisa and her colleagues simply need a copy of your current signed contract, two forms of ID and your last three months bank statements to complete your application; so it really is pain free!