MS columnist made an offer she couldn’t refuse

Sue Read has quit Marshall James & Co after 11 years and joined Jobson James Mortgage Services as head of mortgages.

Read – who champions mortgage brokers in her weekly Mortgage Strategy column – started her new role at the IFA firm last week.

She says despite being sad to leave Marshall James, Jobson James made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.

The mortgage expert has 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having worked in the past for firms such as brokerage Chase de Vere and lender National & Provincial before it was acquired by Abbey.

Read says her aim is to expand the IFA’s mortgage proposition.

She says: “The mortgage service at Jobson James is in its infancy so I have almost got a blank sheet of paper to work with.

“Ideally, I would love mortgages to become a significant part of what Jobson James is all about and it would be nice to grow the adviser base on the mortgage side.”