Just Mortgages is set to expand its mortgage and protection advice business throughout Scotland.

Since the start of the year, it has almost quadrupled the number of self-employed brokers from four to 15, and in the next 12 months it is aiming to reach 28 self-employed brokers in total.

The current self-employed team are generating record levels of business in Scotland, according to the lender.

Kevin Gardiner, Scotland area director at Just Mortgages, said: “We are attracting a lot of interest from brokers looking to become self-employed but under our model where they continue to get help, support and training.

“All a broker needs to become self-employed is a phone and laptop, and the drive to run their own business.

“With the professional support and compliance provided by Just Mortgages, those that have already joined us are thriving.

“The client demand is certainly there. The Scottish market is incredibly busy with offers being accepted before the for-sale sign has gone up.

“With the market so hectic, the need for quality advice is crucial as buyers have to act fast to be in with a chance.

“While the growth we have already achieved is impressive, this is just the beginning and we want to continue growing the team in the next few months.”