Mortgage Success is 10 years old!

It would be a pretty poor to miss an opportunity to say we are 10 years old this month.

Who would have thought 10 years ago when I set up on my own we would have gone through everything we have gone through and still been here? Between lockdowns, a recession, starting a family and everything else we are still here to

A funny little story…

In October 2013 I left my employer (who gave me the encouraging words of “you will fail”) and I set up Manchester Mortgage Broker. In 2013, I was looking at taking on my first broker and he happened to be from Liverpool.

You may or may not know this, but typically Mancs and Scousers are not the greatest of mixes – although I would like to think most of it is just banter. But I figures I cant really have a scouser walking around Liverpool with “Manchester Mortgage Broker” on his business cards… I suppose I could have done for a laugh.

I decided to change the name of the business and went limited at the same time. 2015/16 is when we became Mortgage Success Ltd.

Some stats

  • Over the last 10 years we have done over £50,000,000 in mortgages.
  • Gone from writing around £3m in mortgages per year to over £10m.
  • Helped over 500 people obtain a mortgage.
  • Spoken to some soap actors and also a Hollywood film actor (one of which is a repeat customer).
  • Spoken to a ladies leading sports star.
  • Done a mortgage for an influencer and a youtuber (I dont even think I had heard of either of those 10 years ago!).
  • Had tears of happiness when helping some families who have been through a rough time get on to the property ladder.
  • Thanks to some underwriters, noticed the start of a receding hairline.
  • But most importantly loved almost every minute of it!

What does the future hold?

This month I have had 3 customers drop me a whatsapp/text asking if I am still doing mortgages. It made me smile as I know that in the world it is all doom and gloom and so I suppose they are thinking we may be feeling it and struggling.

The reality is though we are in a good place. We will carry on plodding along. We will never be the biggest mortgage brokers but we are in a good place meaning we will be around for many more years to come.

Unfortunately our 10th birthday has come at a bad time but we do have plans to grow. We still want to stay small and family orientated, my daughter (now 6) still comes into the office to help me with scanning and things occasionally in the holidays. She is also learning how to play golf – which means she is also basically a qualified mortgage broker.

If you are looking for a mortgage brokers for the long term, you have found us. We aim to be around for as long as you need us and maybe even for your kids when the time comes.

Thank you

To all of our existing customers, this seems like a great opportunity to say thank you! We need our customers to carry on. We try to treat you like you are part of the family, we try to have a laugh and enjoy the process as much as possible.

To those of you have not used us yet, thank you in advance if you do decide to work with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

To those of you who decide not to go with us, we still wish you the best of luck.