This week we’re getting to know MortgageGym’s Chief Commercial Officer; Jeremy Moll.
Let’s get right on and hear what he had to say.
What is the story of your career so far?
“I spent the first 11 years of my career in retail banking, and became Head of Retail Operations at Norwich and Peterborough Building Society having previously joined Nationwide on their Graduate Development Programme. I subsequently joined BGL Group and set up Comparethemarket.com in 2007. I remained Commercial Director for six years and, along with an outstanding team, we guided the business from a challenger to the number one insurance price comparison site in the UK. I then became Commercial Director at Beagle Street, the first digital life insurance business in the UK.
This year, I was delighted to join MortgageGym as Chief Commercial Officer.”
What was it that attracted you to the mortgage market?
“Having always worked in financial services, I was aware that the mortgage distribution landscape was painfully fragmented and inefficient. In order to benefit brokers and customers alike, the mortgage market is in need of a holistic technological solution, MortgageGym is creating that solution.”
How do you see SMR affecting brokers?
“We’ve had the Approved Persons and CF10 regimes for a while now, so I think for most large brokers it’s won’t be too much of an issue. It’s a change in the name of a function, with important additional responsibilities, for something someone is already largely doing. Smaller brokers, who by definition will have less resources, are more likely to need their hands held, but for Ars, their network will take on this role. Fundamentally the market will adapt. It always does.”
You’ve recently announced an exciting investment from GoCompare, how do you see this partnership boosting the business and the wider market?
“We are excited to partner with GoCompare, which has impressive ambitions to extend the price comparison offering to products outside of insurance, and to provide their customers with a transparent and progressive service. We are delighted that such a trusted and recognised brand has been so supportive of our forward-thinking approach. We believe that their plans to grow and develop their mortgage proposition can only be great for their customers, MortgageGym, and the health of the mortgage market.”
What are the key relationships MortgageGym is looking to build over the next 18 months?
“People applying for a mortgage have many other needs, so MortgageGym will be offering its customers a wide range of products embedded directly into the user journey in a transparent and seamless way. We believe in putting the customer first in every transaction, and helping them find the right products at the right time and at the right price. As time moves on, we will also be seeking other distribution partnerships to support complementary brands with their growth ambitions.”
Which sessions are you most looking forward to at the conference, and why are they important?
"There is plenty going on that I am looking forward to, but I am particularly interested in the session called 'Adapting to change in the broker market'. The mortgage broker market is set to go through monumental changes and those that embrace this will come out stronger and able to better meet the needs of their customers. I'm excited about hearing the thoughts of other leaders in this field."
Thanks Jeremy, and make sure you get the chance to hear more from Jeremy, you’ll be able to find him at the conference around the MortgageGym stand.