Jordan Smith joined Mortgage Advice Bureau in February 2020, after previously being employed by a popular high street bank.

We asked Jordan to share his experience with us about joining our network, becoming self-employed and advice for others who may be thinking of making a similar change. 

Why did you choose to join Mortgage Advice Bureau?

I wanted the flexibility of being my own boss. After working for a bank for ten years, the thought of running my own business was the attraction for me. 

In my previous job I had quite a long reporting line of managers, so there was an element of having to tell people my exact movements every single day, whereas now I control my own diary and look after myself. 

What do you like about being self- employed?

I now answer to myself. I control when I work and when I want to take holidays etc. The responsibility I have has massively increased but the rewards I’m seeing for it are fantastic.

My family life has got better, I’m at home more. My earning potential has increased. But I didn’t leave my employed role to earn more money, I left to increase my work/life balance, or as I now look at it my ‘life balance’.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining Mortgage Advice Bureau as a self-employed mortgage adviser?

If somebody was in the position that I was in before, an employed mortgage adviser working in a corporate environment and considering making the jump to go self-employed, I would massively advocate it.

If I was to rate my experience with Mortgage Advice Bureau, I’d give it a ten out of ten.

If you’re a qualified mortgage adviser and would like to explore the self-employed opportunities available within our network, why not get in touch? Our Business Development Manager, Lisa Godfrey, is always on hand to have an informal chat and explain what we can offer. You can contact Lisa by phone on 07950 946423 or by e-mail at [email protected]