Ellis Hansborough is to join Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) as an equity release adviser this month.
This new appointment takes the company’s tele-advice team to 10 people in total, with an adviser network of 52.
2019 saw the company report a rise in the value of their applications to 37% year-on-year, along with the value of issued business up 29% year-on-year.
Hansborough (pictured) began her career at HSBC before beginning work at Age Partnership, where she became one of their top equity release advisers during her seven years there.
Mark Gregory, founder and CEO of Equity Release Supermarket, said: “We’re delighted to have Ellis joining the Equity Release Supermarket team. The industry is becoming increasingly aware of our exceptionally high standards of advice and inclusive culture, which continues to attract the most talented of people to the business.
“We never rest on our laurels and Ellis is certainly reflective of our mission to have only the best of the best working for us.
“Ellis is a rising star in the field, and the fact that she’s chosen to join Equity Release Supermarket speaks volumes for what we’re building here. We have big ambitions and are continuing to grow our expert team. I’m really looking forward to her getting immersed in the business.”
Hansborough added: “I’m so excited to get started at Equity Release Supermarket. They have an incredible reputation and their outlook, energy and ambition is infectious. How they’ve propelled the industry to meet consumer demands with their pioneering technology is admirable and I’m looking forward to being part of a growing, innovative company that is both enjoyable and flexible to work in.”
Gregory said: “2019 was a momentous year for us – bucking the market trend, evolving our talented team and working on pioneering technology. We continually invest in our people and are still maintaining quality recruitment in key areas this year to support our growth targets and attract the very best in class.
“Whilst we are only two months into the year, we are already seeing phenomenal growth. Our applications, in terms of value, are up 89% compared to January and February in 2019 and we have new technologies underway to help support this momentum.
“We continue to be digital innovators in our field and lead the way in terms of ground-breaking new initiatives. This comes with great opportunity and marks significant change within the industry. We look forward to another successful year ahead.”