The Just Mortgages self-employed division has passed the 300-broker mark.

The division offers a solution to brokers looking for the independence of self-employment, with the support of traditional employment.

It was established in June 2016 with just three brokers; by December 2017 there were 81 advisers in the division, and by September 2019 this had grown to more than 200.

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This year has seen a further increase of 50%.

Carl Parker (pictured), national director of the Just Mortgages self-employed division, said: “Brokers benefit from a dedicated sales manager to support them, and all the backup they need.

“When something like COVID-19 hits, the knowledge that they are part of something bigger is something that our brokers have particularly valued.

“At the same time, brokers are self-employed and have the freedom to take their business in whatever direction they want to achieve their own goals.

“Unlike other networks with self-employed arms, we don’t charge a monthly fee: we earn when brokers earn, so it’s in our interests to help them succeed.”

John Phillips, national operations director for Just Mortgages, added: “The success of the self-employed division is testament to the hard work and commitment Carl and his team have shown, to grow the team and ensure that it offers brokers the ideal proposition.

“COVID-19 has created a great deal of uncertainty for everyone in the sector but the resilience and continued expansion of the self-employed team shows just how strong the business model is.”