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Getting A Self-Employed Mortgage!

If you are thinking of applying for a mortgage, start your preparations early, about 12-24 months in advance is ideal. This gives you time to sort out any potential sticking points that might arise, like overdrafts, or deposit amounts, or even proof of addresses. This article is going to look at all the paperwork you […]

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What Is A Self-Employed Mortgage?

You would be surprised the number of times my team and I get asked: ‘what is a self-employed mortgage?’ You see, in the UK there aren’t different types of mortgages available to different types of employed people. Everyone has access to the same products (within reason). It is the hoops you have to jump through, […]

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How Your Self Employed Staff Could Get You Into Trouble

When your company is small and you’re moving from one-man-band into a properly structured company, it can be tempting to hire people who are Self Employed rather than making them employees of your own company. The main reason is not having to run payroll and take care of their taxes, sick pay and holiday entitlements. […]

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3 Things That Stops Company Directors Getting On The Property Ladder

I deal with thousands of business owners every year, and a good number of those are company directors.  As such, I have a great understanding of the reasons why mortgage applications fail. It usually comes down to three reasons for company directors. Deposit Credit Proving Income Mortgage applications are decided on lending criteria and decisions […]

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Gary Das

Gary Das - Active Brokers

Owner and Founder (ENTJ) Gary became self-employed on 1st November 2006 and has a vision to make Active the No. 1 Broker in the UK, championing the self-employed and business owners. He is easily the most energetic and motivated in the office. Gary aspires to work with a developer to build leading mortgage software and […]

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Lauren Tilly

Active Brokers | The Self Employed Mortgage Experts

Operations Manager (ESFJ) Joined Active in 2012 as an administrator, assisting Gary with the general running of the business and ensuring the highest level of customer service. She wants to make her own money and feel proud of herself for everything she achieves. Lauren enjoys a fair bit of banter, can compete with Jake for […]

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Jake Rogoff

Active Brokers | The Self Employed Mortgage Experts

Mortgage & Protection Broker (ESTJ) The 1st Active team member, Jake joined in 2009 and is the most committed. He started as a life insurance adviser and became qualified to provide mortgage advice in 2015. Jake aspires to offer financial and pension advice as he gets older.* Enjoys shouting loudly while talking to customers on […]

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