Specialist Derby-based mortgage broker Create Finance have been awarded the title of Mortgage Broker of the Year at the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2023.
The company, which is based at Connect Derby’s Friar Gate Studios, scooped the coveted award at a ceremony which took place at the JW Marriot Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Create Finance beat off competition from fellow mortgage brokers Coreco, Connect Mortgages, Mortgage 1st, The Mortgage Mum and The Mortgage Store to win the award, which is widely acknowledged as the pinnacle of success in the UK mortgage industry.
The company was founded in 2015 by experienced mortgage broker Gindy Mathoon, who set up the business at Connect Derby’s Riverside Chambers.
In 2018, Create Finance relocated to the managed workspace’s Shot Tower building before relocating to Friar Gate Studios in 2022.
The move came as a result of the company’s significant growth, with a 23 strong team of brokerage moving into the headquarters of the Connect Derby scheme.
Create Finance are a specialist mortgage brokerage which works with a range of customers who are struggling to find a mortgage - from the self-employed, contractors and professionals to people with adverse credit ratings and are first time buyers. They are often able to help clients to obtain a mortgage where other banks and brokers have failed.
The company has the most 5-star Google reviews of any Derbyshire mortgage broker and has been awarded a Feefo platinum award for their outstanding customer care.
Commenting on the award, Gindy Mathoon, senior mortgage broker at Create Finance, said:
“This accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. Create Finance will be celebrating its eighth birthday this year, so to be recognised as the best the industry has to offer is a real celebration of all we have worked for.
“The future looks very bright, and we look forward to expanding our already excellent staff and taking the whole team with us on this brilliant journey.’
Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby, added:
“Massive congratulations to Gindy and his team for winning this fantastic national award.
“To be named Mortgage Broker of the Year is a tremendous accolade and is testament to all the company’s hard work over the past eight years as a Connect Derby tenant. We would like to wish them every success for the future.”
Judges at The Mortgage Strategy awards, added:
“Widely recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the mortgage industry, the accolades are not awarded lightly. Several rounds of shortlisting take place before a selection of expert judges’ comb through each entry to decide on a winner.
“A culmination of all the hard work and effort made by the industry over the past twelve months, the rigorous judging process associated with the Awards ensures that winning one of the 28 categories really is a mark of excellence.”