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Independent mortgage company takes on first adviser

Written by Peter Davison on .

Daniella Black


A fledgeling independent mortgage company run by two experienced advisers has recruited a third team member during lockdown.

TED Mortgages, founded almost three years ago by Thomas Brennan who was joined around a year later by fellow expert and now director Chris Blackwell, has been one of the fortunate small businesses which has grown during lockdown.

The pair, who have 17 years of experience in mortgages between them, have recruited Daniella Black, of Purton, to join the team. The 26-year-old is an additional mortgage and protection adviser who previously worked for six years at a well known financial institution.

Chris said: “We are incredibly fortunate that we’ve been very busy over this last year, given the difficulties many other businesses have faced. We’ve supported people in getting on the property ladder, moving up the ladder or perhaps, downsizing as they move through their lives. It’s got so busy that we realised we needed an experienced pair of hands to support us and we hope to recruit again in the very near future.”

Daniella is Swindon born and bred and a former student of the Dorcan Academy. She went on to Swindon College studying business, economics and travel and tourism. From there she secured a job with one of Swindon’s biggest employers in the financial sector specialising over time in mortgages.

She said: “I am super excited to get back into helping people with their individual needs, whether it be moving up the ladder, downsizing, relocating, protecting their home and loved ones or reviewing their mortgage. I am here to support them and make the process as stress-free as possible.”

Tom Brennan, who founded TED Mortgages, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Daniella to the team. We wanted to find someone who, like us, will work in the customer’s best interest using our knowledge, experience and wide range of lenders to provide the best possible outcome.

“We are very optimistic about the growth of the business and will soon be looking to expand further. Our business model will rest on skilled advisers working from home offering a bespoke service – we have no plans to have a fixed office – as we want to be a flexible and forward-thinking enterprise.”