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Katie Tucker to leave mortgage industry

Katie Tucker, chief operating officer at Private Finance, is to leave the mortgage industry to become a teacher.

Tucker joined Private Finance in March, having worked as head of communications at Mortgageforce since September 2008.

Prior to this Tucker worked as a technical manager at John Charcol from 2002 to 2008.

Tucker has just finished a City & Guilds course in art and design, which she says made her want to pursue a more artistic career.

She says it will be a relief to leave the mortgage industry and be able to observe the market as a consumer and not a commentator.

Simon Checkley, managing director of Private Finance, says he will be sad to see Tucker go.

But he says: “I’m happy that Katie is leaving to do something she feels so passionately about.”

Tucker will leave Private Finance at the end of the month.



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  • Anonymous 12th October 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Now I understand when I spoke to them why they don’t offer a pension scheme and long term benefits 🙂

  • John 13th August 2010 at 10:14 am

    So what!! I’ve never heard of her. Have you??

    Those that do;DO. Those that don’t – Teach. Say no more. No doubt you will be reporting on all the IFA’s that will be forced out of their chosen career by the FSA’s dictum in a couple of years time.

    This article’s info is ‘tickle tackle’, not substance!!

  • Raj Gill 12th August 2010 at 12:50 pm


  • John 12th August 2010 at 10:19 am

    Could not give a monkey’s !!!

    Who is she anyway??

    Another case of ‘those that can do;DO, those that can’t; TEACH.

  • Tom IFA 12th August 2010 at 9:59 am

    C’mon please what about the thousands of IFAs being forced to leave the industry at the back end of their careers with no options. The sad thing is not about this one individual but the fact that many bright young people are also leaving financial services in droves as they realise that this is now a career that will forever be battered by polticians, regulators and lawyers.

  • Iain Wood 12th August 2010 at 8:39 am

    Only a couple more years part-time study and I will be doing the same…Can’t wait!

    Best of luck in your new career

  • C Jones 12th August 2010 at 12:07 am

    Such a shame our once thriving and innovative industry is losing yet another talented individual. Good luck Katie, youve made the right decision and I wish you all the best.

  • Mark edwards 11th August 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Yet another quitter, I am getting fed up with negative news and comments try working in a factory, or selling door to door, I’m earning more than i ever have in other industries and I am fairly new to finance. Mortgage/IF advisers need to understand that they need to change their outlook and diversify instead of moaning,

  • c.buckson 11th August 2010 at 5:51 pm

    how is she going to manage having fewer holidays! and finishing as late as 3.30!!

  • peter stenson 11th August 2010 at 5:48 pm


  • alastair howitt 11th August 2010 at 5:47 pm


  • Vince Sammon 11th August 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Good luck Katie, I’m sure you’ll be a massive asset to teaching as you have to the mortgage industry!

  • Christine Newell 11th August 2010 at 4:51 pm

    A big loss to the Industry and a massive gain for education and teaching. Good luck Katie

  • Michelle Stevens 11th August 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Crikey – she has only been there since March … thats all of 5 months.

    I can’t blame her for wanting a change in career – this industry hasn’t been the nicest place to work in over the course of the last 3 years.

  • Anonymous 11th August 2010 at 4:49 pm

    This is a shame. Katie has been a well-known figure in the industry for a number of years and I enjoyed reading her column in strategy. I wish her well

  • Christine Newell 11th August 2010 at 4:47 pm

    A big loss to the Industry but a massive gain for Teaching. Good luck Katie

  • Kathy Owen 11th August 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Well done Katie don’t blame you it a difficult sector to stay motivated in.

  • Chris Simpson 11th August 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I’m going home to look after my daughter at 5.30pm – is that newsworthy?

  • Darren Newton 11th August 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Those can, do! Those who can’t, Teach!

  • Sajj Mahmood 11th August 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Who is she??

  • Danny Lovey 11th August 2010 at 4:33 pm

    A sensible decision I think Katie, even being a teacher with it’s stresses and strains is likely to be more fullfilling and rewarding long term career than this market is likely to be
    Best wishes & luck

  • Matthew Sandwiches 11th August 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Can’t believe it!!

  • Matthew Sandwiches 11th August 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Can’t believe it!!

  • Ian Griffiths 11th August 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Never heard of her but good luck all the same. A lot will be following you!

    Is this just a free advert for Private Finance?

  • Aaron Strutt 11th August 2010 at 4:11 pm

    That is a real shame. Private Finance are going to have to try pretty hard to find a better replacement than Katie.

  • Jonny Jones 11th August 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Absolutely gutted!!!