Alan Braithwaite, Specialist Mortgage Advisor
As of April 2019 I have 15 years’ experience as a mortgage advisor working for numerous brokers including 3 years within the corporate world with The Halifax. I have spent the last 20 years working for Whitegates Estate Agents where I spent the first 10 years as the mortgage adviser.
Working with high street Banks as well as more specialist lenders, helping clients buy their first homes & forever homes including clients who are unable to obtain mortgage finance on the high street due to poor credit or short term self-employed for example.
Being a landlord myself I can also appreciate the frustration sometimes experienced when dealing in the But To Let market & my knowledge & experience helps me greatly when I am helping other established or would be landlords with financing their new investment.
I live with my partner, Helena of 20 years & her son Jack. We moved in together for the second time in August 2018. It's a long story!
We are currently contemplating getting a dog but not having had a pet myself before, I am still not sure if I am ready for such a commitment but excited at the prospect.
We love to holiday in Cornwall & mostly visit Newquay in apartments overlooking Fistral beach. We have been so many times, it's like a second home.
I genuinely love to help people regardless of the task at hand & cannot wait to get stuck into my role & get back into mortgages with South Yorkshire money on 29th April 2019.
Favourite Quote? Nothing ventured nothing gained
First car? Chocolate Brown Triumph Dolomite Sprint purchased in 1987
Favourite film? Stand By Me
Ideal night out? Drinks with friends, listening to a band in a pub then on to the local Italian or Indian restaurant.
Favourite biscuit? Anything covered in chocolate
Last holiday? New York . Jan 2019.
Who would play you in a film? Tom Hanks.
First Home? 2 bed terrace in 1995 which cost me £25000. I still own this now & let it out.
How do you Relax? Weekend away in a nice hotel with my partner
What are your goals? To retire soon enough to enjoy it.
Favourite thing to do? Eat & drinking on weekends away