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The Diss Mortgage Centre is headed up by:

Phil Scott
Phil Scott
Director

Phil has worked in the financial services industry since 1992, having started with a large insurance company. He went self employed in 1996 as an Independent Financial Adviser before setting up his first company, Needham Market Home Financial in 1999.

After four years, he decided to concentrate solely on mortgages and related insurances, and Needham Mortgage Centre was born. Since then, Phil has been influential in the opening of several new offices as the business continues to grow.

Hannah Barham
Hannah Barham
Mortgage Adviser

Hannah joined The Mortgage Centres in February 2014 as an apprentice. During this time, she has progressed from learning how the administrative side of the mortgage application process to gaining great knowledge and understanding of the mortgage industry.

Since completing her apprenticeship, Hannah has gone on to successfully pass her CeMap qualifications and is now advising based at the Needham branch, however primarily travels to her clients for appointments within the Diss, Harleston, Eye and Halesworth area.

Rachel Woodward
Rachel Woodward
Mortgage Adviser

I came into the industry in 2007 having left a job as a claims handler for an insurance company. I started as an admin assistant at Ipswich Mortgage Services for my Dad, Graham Denny. I took my qualifications whilst being immersed in the daily running of the business and qualified in 2008, going on to juggling a dual role of advising and administration.

I stayed with the business until 2011 when I left to gain a new perspective, working for Barclays as a mortgage adviser. I enjoyed my time with the bank, and it has certainly given me a different outlook, as I often found myself having to think outside the box to help my customers. It also reminded me of the value of insurance, ensuring customers protect their homes and lifestyles should things not go to plan.

Niki Rowlands
Niki Rowlands
Administration Manager

Niki joined The Mortgage Centres in October 2007 straight from university. As a member of the administrative team she has gained a greater knowledge and understanding of the mortgage industry. She enjoys supporting our mortgage advisers and working with our clients to make sure they are always looked after to the best of her abilities.

Laura Meale
Laura Meale
Administrator

Laura joined The Mortgage Centre in September 2016 as a member of the admin team. Since joining she has gained a greater understanding of the process which helps speaking to clients, lenders and solicitors. Before joining the team in Needham Laura gained 5 years’ experience working in admin with her previous job.

Gordon Funnell
Gordon Funnell
Compliance Manager

Gordon joined the business in June 2017 and has nearly 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for the Compliance of the company which includes the auditing of the advisers activity. All business is conducted under the regulation of the Financial Services Authority and it is Gordons remit to ensure that any mortgage, life assurance or any other related arrangement is written in the correct manner. He will always apply the Principal of “Treating Customer Fairly” throughout any activity with our clients.

Emily Scott
Emily Scott
HR Manager

Emily trained as a Compliance Officer 15 years ago, working for a large national insurance company. She joined the firm in 2004, taking on the role of Compliance and HR Manager. As the group has expanded, she is now specialising solely in HR and is currently studying for her HR Management Level 5 qualification through the CIPD.

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