Chris Schutrups

Chris Schutrups

Founder & Director
Chris founded The Mortgage Hut in 2011 following a career in Stockbroking and latterly as a bank manager for Natwest/Royal Bank of Scotland

His colleagues would describe him as customer centric, Chris grew The Mortgage Hut to become an award winning brokerage focused on giving his clients the best experience possible.

Chris' main responsibilities in the business is overseeing our marketing, business development and technology functions.
Managing Director Nicola Schutrups

Nicola Schutrups

Managing Director
Nicola worked in banking after she left school but her sense of adventure steered her into a role for British Airways as cabin crew. 

Her colleagues quickly realised that Nicola’s niche knowledge could help them get a mortgage with their unpredictable incomes. After 5 years of flying and studying for her CeMap at 37,000ft, Nicola joined The Mortgage Hut team and took over as MD when Founder Chris was head-hunted for a role in Dubai.

Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus is an absolute must on a playlist for Nicola, who can be found at her desk helping those who might otherwise be unable to find a mortgage.
Giacomo

Giacomo Stevens

Operations Director
Difficult challenges do little to waiver Giacomo’s vision for success. As Operations Director, he co-ordinates the internal structure of The Mortgage Hut helping the company to continually push forward and adapt to meet the ever changing demands of the modern mortgage industry.

Working across the globe in varied roles has developed his expansive knowledge which has helped so many who previously believed they couldn’t buy a home. His advice for borrowers is simple; learn how to improve your credit rating.

Wayne Danks

Wayne Danks

Mortgage and Protection Consultant
Towards the end of his military career, Wayne helped many of his fellow soldiers with their financial affairs, including helping them move out of military accommodation and into their own homes. A natural communicator, it was only natural for Wayne to progress into financial and mortgage advice after leaving the army. 

His wealth of knowledge and willingness to help others are just a couple of reasons why Wayne is an advisor who can be depended on and he’s not just a military man. His skills also lie in finding mortgage solutions for first-time buyers and equity release too. 


Rebecca Vears

Rebecca Vears

Sales Manager
Drawn to the ocean, Rebecca would love a beachfront property where she can enjoy a glass of wine and sea views.

An advocate of learning, Rebecca continually quenches her thirst for knowledge, always improving and expanding her expertise which has enabled her to manage teams in a variety of roles.

Rebecca has an impressive history of helping people both in her work and personal life. Her organisational skills are second to none, so it’s no surprise that her advice for getting a mortgage is be prepared and know what your priorities are.

Leah

Leah Coates

Mortgage & Protection Specialist
A happy face from a customer who’s excited to take the next steps brings Leah great joy and she uses her passion for giving good advice to make that happen. 

She started her career in a building society and works hard to make sure the knowledge she passes on to those she helps is accurate, reliable and actionable. Leah’s tips for someone looking for a mortgage include saving a deposit as big as you can and never missing a payment.

David Bland Post Offer Administrator

David Bland

Post Offer Administrator
David began life in the industry as an estate agent and progressed through an array of specialist roles including Stockbroker, Financial Advisor, Mortgage Advisor and now, Post Offer Administrator.

Seeing happy homeowners gives David a real sense of joy and in his spare time, he and his wife train guide dogs for the blind. 

Ever the explorer, David dreams of adventure and looks forward to travelling to the next country or tropical island he stumbles across. 

Josh Rankin

Josh Rankin

Mortgage & Protection Advisor
Josh used to be an Estate Agent and learned through helping customers that he had a knack for making people feel comfortable. Kind, caring and smart, Josh has found mortgages for people who truly believed that they couldn’t buy a home, something he and the team are incredibly proud of. 

One of Josh’s peeves is seeing people base their mortgage decisions on incorrect or outdated information because it limits their options and means they waste time looking at unsuitable or uncompetitive deals. His advice? It’s much quicker and efficient to get the right advice. 

Gill Jackson

Gill Jackson

PA to Group Managing Director
Gill goes above and beyond and consistently multi-tasks to ensure the smooth running of our Managing Director Nicola’s week. Her ability to foresee future problems and plan accordingly makes Gill an irreplaceable member of the team and many describe her as caring, kind hearted and warm.

Gill has 13 years of experience in estate agency and consequently she has a fantastic catalogue of knowledge which she has brought to the business.

Kieran

Kieren Dewey

Mortgage & Protection Adviser
Kieren had ambitions of becoming a lawyer but decided to use his communication skills to negotiate mortgage deals, helping people buy their forever homes.

He uses his creativity to make a positive impact on his client’s lives because he knows all too well from his experience within banking, just how important it is to secure the right type of mortgage with affordable payments. 

First-time buyers and those looking to move to their next home feel reassured by Kieren’s calming presence and his ability to plan. His advice? Start your search as early as possible with a broker so you know what you’re working towards.

Daniel Dawkins

Daniel Dawkins

Mortgage and Protection Specialist
Daniel’s determination to skydive stems from his love of the skies and his daredevil nature, that has so far swayed him to ride rollercoasters, abseil cliff edges and plan ice-capped cabin adventures in the Canadian Rockies. 

His young family keeps Daniel on his toes and he combines this experience with his knowledge of the mortgage industry, to protect the pockets of those who seek his advice. Determined to be mortgage-free himself one day, he works hard to find practical solutions for people who need an affordable mortgage.

Bob White

Bob White

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Senior Mortgage Consultant Bob has impressive experience within many aspects of the mortgage industry, allowing him to provide expert consultancy that can be depended on by all who seek his advice.

Bob specialises in both the residential and buy-to-let market sectors here at The Mortgage Hut and was one of the first advisors to join our team.

Andy Holding Mortgage Administrator

Andy Holding

Mortgage Administrator
Being in the pit at a Springsteen show makes Mortgage Administrator Andy feel alive but the buzz that comes with making a real difference to people’s day to day life is also a great source of joy for this kind soul, who has 35+ years of experience within the financial and banking industry.

“Don't let your heart rule your head” says Andy, who is always happy to share his wisdom if it helps people save money when getting a mortgage.

Andy really is a fountain of knowledge and can help with a multitude of mortgage queries about New Builds, Remortgaging, Equity Release, Bad Credit mortgages and so on. 

Elliot Murtagh

Elliot Murtagh

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Elliot puts his family at the heart of everything he does which is why he makes for such a personable consultant. His daughter’s smile always makes his day better but crisps will always go down well too! 

Elliot used to work as a financial advisor but his experience and love for helping people get a home led him into mortgage consultancy. If you’re looking for a mortgage, his advice is simple; Check your credit, organise your documents and give him a call.

Kiran Singh

Kiran Singh

Mortgage and Protection Consultant
Kiran is an ambitious Mortgage & Protection Consultant who likes to think outside the box when helping her clients find an affordable mortgage. The day wouldn’t be complete for Kiran without music and you can expect to see her at her desk singing Billie Jean while sipping a strong hot coffee and occasionally nibbling cheese and grapes. If you want effective advice built from experience, Kiran will be happy to help.

Call Kiran on 02380642018 or send your questions to kiran@themortgagehut.net.

Georgiana Oliphant

Georgiana Oliphant

Senior Mortgage Broker
Georgiana loves seeing the excitement on her client’s faces when she successfully helps them complete on their dream home. 

Building a legacy for her son is at the heart of Georgiana’s passion. She understands the need for a home you can call your own and dreams of a property surrounded by rolling green hills herself. 

Explaining the pros and cons of the mortgage process are just one of Georgiana’s many strengths but it’s her personable and warm nature that has helped her to progress to Senior Mortgage Broker, a role she takes great pride in. 

Jacky Lambert

Jacky Lambert

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Senior Mortgage Consultant Jacky brings joy to the office with her love of lights, glitter and music. Her zest for happiness, determination to help people and experience within the many aspects of the mortgage process are just a few of the reasons why Jacky is one of our most sought after advisors.

Her dream home would include a huge kitchen which leads out to a veggie patch where she can spend time in the sun being social.

Chloe House

Chloe House

Mortgage and Protection Specialist
Miss Independent is one of Chloe’s most played songs in the car but like any true Sotonian, she knows all of the words to Craig David’s 7 days. Chloe adores her daughter and the best part of her day is when she gets to sing with her in the car after nursery.

Personable, funny and yet always dependable, Chloe is an advisor to seek out if you’re looking for help with finding a good deal.

Natasha Strath

Natasha Strath

Mortgage & Protection Advisor
A sandy beach in the sun motivates Natasha but it’s her daughter’s smile that really drives her determination. 

Her career has taken her into a range of roles within fraud investigation, financial advice and mortgage consultancy. This wealth of knowledge combined with her caring nature and ability to find solutions, is precisely why she makes such a stellar advisor.

Natasha loves the buzz that comes with helping people, especially those who are convinced they can’t buy a home. 

Tessa Kimber

Tessa Kimber

Mortgage and Protection Specialist
Tessa has over 5 years of experience working at an estate agency and over 2 years experience working within the mortgage and protection field. She moved into mortgages and protection after she went through the process of purchasing her first home. She saw the importance of a mortgage advisor and making sure that the clients get the right mortgage for them. Tessa fully understands her clients to find them the right mortgage and protection, as well as showing she is reliable and committed. In her spare time, Tessa enjoys up cycling furniture.
Rachael Living

Rachael Living

Mortgage Administrator
Rachael made the transition into the mortgage industry after working in insurance and has ambitions to progress into a specialist role that allows her to help people find their forever home.

Rachael’s goal in life is to be happy and she projects this positive outlook for life to all that she meets. Breathing in the fresh air of foreign lands and immersing herself into new experiences really excites Rachael, who can’t wait to travel with her husband.

Nahid Hussain

Nahid Hussain

Senior Mortgage Consultant
A tennis court and a 5-a-side football pitch are on Nahid’s wish list for a dream house and a long as there’s a well stocked chocolate cupboard too!

Nahid is an enthusiastic Mortgage Adviser with several years experience in the industry, specialising in Buy to Let, Help to Buy and New Builds.

Nahid is passionate about delivering a top class service and dedicated to building a longer term relationship with all his clients.
Mia Tariq

Mia Tariq

Mortgage Adviser
Mortgage consultant Mia has helped lots of people find a mortgage through Help to Buy and her knowledge of money-saving schemes for first-time buyers is unrivalled. 

Mia is an advocate for never giving up and encourages anyone looking to buy a house to keep looking for a mortgage with an expert and resist pressure from estate agents to buy quickly. The right deal should never be rushed.

A penthouse in London would be ideal for Mia, specifically; a modern suite with a view overlooking the London lights at Christmas.


Kathryn Walker

Kathryn Walker

Mortgage Administrator
Often described as an absolute star by both clients and colleagues, Kathryn is an invaluable member of The Mortgage Hut team.

A natural communicator, Kathryn continually keeps her client’s in the loop with friendly updates and meaningful conversations which help her to source the most suitable and well-matched options for those she helps. 

Her 12 years of experience in the Financial sector have developed Kathryn’s many abilities, yet she still strives for self-improvement, learning in her own time to fulfil her passions.

Jennie Neary

Jennie Neary

Mortgage Adviser
Jennifer’s caring and compassionate nature helps to settle the nerves of anyone feeling apprehensive about applying for a mortgage. 

Growing up with family in the industry has ingrained the mortgage process into her mind which is how she is able to quickly identify any issues that could hinder an application, helping people avoid unnecessary stress.

A huge Grease fan, Jennifer can impressively sing any of the musical’s classics, just offer her a strong coffee and a couple of biscuits beforehand!

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