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OneFamily doubles advisers in equity release push

OneFamily doubles advisers in equity release push

Financial services company OneFamily is doubling its team of advisers as it targets expansion in the equity release area.

Five advisers will join the Brighton-based company in May, following five advisers joining in January this year.

The recruits are Katie Wilkinson, Ellie Marner, Ian Williams, Joe Marchant and Peryush Patel.

Wilkinson, who joins from Canada Life and previously worked as a whole of market mortgage broker.  

Marner, Marchant and Patel worked at AGE Partnership and together have 25 years of experience within the sector.

Williams joins from Key and has worked in mortgages and equity release for 17 years.

OneFamily expects a further expansion of the team over the course of 2022.

Matthew Ellis, head of OneFamily Advice, said: “Our business model is based on our experienced and friendly advisers offering honest and considered whole of market equity release advice remotely.  

"So, when the pandemic hit last year, it was business pretty much as usual for us – whereas it took some competitors weeks to adjust.

“We’ve always felt that customers have been comfortable receiving advice over the phone and the last year has shown that we were definitely ahead of the curve.

“However, our service relies on the expertise and approachability of our people.  Having a warm and friendly voice to speak to is essential for our customers and I’m proud to say that our new colleagues are already proving to be real assets to our team.”

Ruth Gillbe is a freelance reporter for FTAdviser