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Chris Knapman

Chris -  Owner & Mortgage Advisor at the Mortgage Guy

I joined the Financial Services Industry in 2002 specialising in mortgages.

Previous to this I had spent most of my working life in engineering, first as an apprentice and finishing as a line manager in a firm in Plymouth responsible for 60 staff, over 3 shifts, handling both raw sheet metal through to painted and assembled components. Although a busy position this type of work gave me no satisfaction at the end of each day so I thought a change was needed.

Having left the engineering industry I needed to think about a new career, but in what?

After a 12 month break a friend invited me to work 15 hours a week in the back office of a busy mortgage broker, thus enabling me to have an insight into another industry and to see if I liked it, 6 months later I applied to a national broker who supported me through all of my training and exams.

Following 3 years employment with them I decided to move into self employment as I believed I could offer a better service to people.

I have always been a driven person; I always gain great satisfaction from resolving difficulties people may have and seeing them happier as a result of it.  

My own mortgage experiences taught me an awful lot. Looking back now at my first two mortgages, arranged by other people, I realise that I didn't have a clue about the agreement I was taking out. The result of this was that back in 1992 I was left with a property I could not afford. Had I been given the correct advice by another advisor I would have been able to keep my property as an investment and buy another property for myself. I don't wish for anyone to be left in a similar situation.

I have always maintained I will do my best to achieve whatever is financially viable for my client and provide an informative service whilst doing so.

In brief that’s me, so please call and try out the Mortgage Guy I promise not to let you down.


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