Mortgage advice is provided by a number of different types of businesses; direct to consumer through banks & building societies and also via mortgage intermediaries in the form of independent brokers or advisers linked to an Estate Agent or New Homes Developer. Due to changes in regulation, including the ‘Mortgage Market Review’, the role of the Mortgage Adviser has become more technical, with increased regulatory requirements and has led to an increase in demand for qualified practitioners in the sector.
The role of a qualified mortgage adviser is to identify and satisfy customer mortgage requirements and associated protection needs, through fully compliant regulated meetings. These meetings can take place in a variety of environments, depending on the type of employer including face to face (either in business premises or in a customer’s home) or over the telephone. In addition to giving advice on appropriate mortgage products, the mortgage adviser also advises on related protection products including life assurance, critical illness, accident, sickness and unemployment, income protection and buildings and contents insurance. This apprenticeship offers an ideal entry point for a career in the mortgage advice sector or for potential progression into other Financial Services roles and can attract candidates from various backgrounds with differing skills and experience