Daniel Bailey, an independent mortgage adviser from North Derbyshire, has bagged one of the financial industry’s most prestigious awards.
Bailey, director of Middleton Finance, has been crowned as the Mortgage Adviser of the Year in the 2017 Unbiased Media Awards.
The awards, there to celebrate the work of financial advisers and journalists who promote the value of advice, are open to more than 26,000 independent financial advisers. Bailey was one of 14 industry professionals to be honoured at the awards ceremony held in Central London.
This was the fifth successive year Bailey had been shortlisted for the award, but this time he fought off the competition from five other mortgage advisers to be named the winner by a panel of financial journalists.
“I am delighted to win the award,” Bailey said. “It is fantastic to be recognised for my contribution and opinions in the media on the mortgage market. With more than 75% of all mortgages being organised through a mortgage broker today, there is increasing demand for my services from the media, particularly for comment that is jargon-free and decodes an increasingly complicated and changing industry.”
Bailey founded Middleton Finance in 2009 and has become a regular face in local and national media for comment and opinion on mortgage matters in recent years.
“Getting a mortgage to buy a home is easier to get than many people think,” Bailey added. “After 15 years in the industry I still get a buzz from finding exactly the right mortgage for my customers. Buying a property remains one of life’s biggest decisions, and it’s a rare privilege to play a part in helping people realise their hopes and aspirations.”