We believe mortgages should be...

Simple

Everything should be simple to understand, and the rules really clear, so it's stress-free.

Fair

You should know how much you’ll pay in the long term, and if your lender’s moving you onto a higher rate.

Available to all

If you’re a freelancer, or your credit history’s less than perfect, you should still be able to get a mortgage.

So we’re putting you and your mortgage first

We're completely free

We find you the most suitable mortgage for your circumstances and don’t charge you anything for our expertise.

We try to save you money

We work out precisely how much you’ll pay in the long run. And tell you when it’s time to switch to a better deal.

We’re really quick

It only takes you 15 minutes to give us the information we need to find the right mortgage for your situation.

Trussle - Marching for fairer mortgages - Digital march

And we're starting a revolution

The mortgage industry should be fairer and more transparent.

It’s particular unfair that so many UK homeowners are paying £4,700 a year more in interest than they need to.¹

So we’re calling on lenders to sign up to our Mortgage Switch Guarantee to make switching mortgages easy.

¹ Trussle Mortgage Saver Review 2018

Our manifesto

We stand for:

homeowners not big banks

showing the True Cost not hidden fees

finding the deal that suits you best not the one that suits us best

working with 90 lenders not just your broker’s favourites

searching 12,000 deals using algorithms not biased opinions

switching you to a better deal not letting you slide onto higher rates

one click remortgages not weeks lost to paperwork

celebrating self-starters not giving them self-doubt

helping people with low income not shutting them out

lobbying government for change not resting on our laurels

leading by example not making empty promises

We’re fighting for fairer mortgages

Read more about what we stand for

Who are we?

CEO

Ian Larkin

Ian has held senior roles at Lloyds, Virgin Money, McKinsey and Accenture, and most recently was CEO of Target Group.

During his five years at Target the business grew significantly with the help of technology to improve productivity, risk management and customer experience.

He’s a qualified accountant, holds an Insead MBA and graduated as a biochemical engineer from University College Dublin.

Ian lives in Bristol with his wife and dog and has a thing for kitesurfing.

Chairman

Simon Williams

Simon has more than 30 years of financial services experience. He spent nine years at Citigroup heading up its International Retail Bank and was head of HSBC’s Wealth Management group until 2014.

Over the last 10 years, Simon has been involved with numerous successful fintech businesses in both Silicon Valley and London’s Silicon Roundabout, including LendingClub, OnDeck Capital, Nerdwallet, and Crowdcube.

He joined Trussle as Chairman in April 2019 and has been pivotal in setting the company’s strategy and leading the board.

When not poring over a chessboard, or The Times cryptic crossword, you can find him either skiing down – or cycling up – the nearest mountain.

Senior leaders

Todd Zino - Chief Technology Officer

Todd built the core product for two successful start-ups with very exciting results, then led merger and acquisition activities on both sides of the Atlantic.

When separated from his laptop he runs after his two-year-old daughter almost as fast as he runs marathons, and occasionally stops for a glass of wine or whisky.

Philip Kelvin - Chief Financial Officer 

Philip started his career in the corporate world of investment banking, where he advised banks, financial service companies and governments.

He then spent some time at a global strategy consulting firm before putting his skills to use at Trussle in 2018.

But it’s not all spreadsheets and aligning slides for Philip. In fact, he’d rather be seen out of breath on a rugby field or tennis court before settling down with a good history book, some Rachmaninov and a large glass of red.

Miles Robinson - VP Sales & Operations

Miles leads our team of mortgage advisers and case managers.

He’s had senior roles in some of the largest brokers in the UK, and was shortlisted for Business Leader at the British Mortgage Awards in 2019. As Trussle's spokesperson, you can often find Miles on TV or radio talking about the latest mortgage news.

When not taking his black lab for walks in the country, or spending time with his family, Miles can be spotted in the terraces cheering on Chelsea FC.

Stephanie Marrs - VP Risk & Compliance

Steph, a risk management and oversight leader, has experience in managing a large mortgage portfolio at a top six bank and customer life-cycle risks.

She enjoys travelling around the country to witness the unique spectacle of her local club, Bristol Rovers, playing football.

Mortgage advisers

We’ve got almost 30 CeMap-qualified mortgage advisers on a mission to find you the most suitable mortgage for your circumstances.

They’re an excitable bunch. After all, they’ve got 90-odd lenders and 12,000 mortgages at their fingertips.

They can make a bit of a racket, to be honest.

But we think it’s worth it.

Software engineers

Our engineers build our platforms and systems so your journey to owning a home goes as smoothly as possible.

They get a real buzz out of working with best-in-class technology. Largely in silence.

They go wild at the Christmas party, though.

Investors

We’ve partnered with a number of leading tech investors:

  • Propel Venture Partners

  • Seedcamp

  • Goldman Sachs PSI

  • Finch Capital

  • Rabo Frontier Ventures

  • LocalGlobe

  • ZPG

CEO

Chairman

Senior leaders

Mortgage advisers

Software engineers

Investors

Ian Larkin

Ian has held senior roles at Lloyds, Virgin Money, McKinsey and Accenture, and most recently was CEO of Target Group.

During his five years at Target the business grew significantly with the help of technology to improve productivity, risk management and customer experience.

He’s a qualified accountant, holds an Insead MBA and graduated as a biochemical engineer from University College Dublin.

Ian lives in Bristol with his wife and dog and has a thing for kitesurfing.

How did we get here?

Feb 2015 - Ishaan Malhi and Jonathan Galore found Trussle

The pair spend two hours in a north London cafe venting about how needlessly difficult it is to get a mortgage. They join forces to do something about it.

Dec 2015 - Trussle launches

Camping in someone else’s office, and fuelled by pizza, Ishaan and a handful of software engineers stay up to 3am to usher Trussle into the world.

Feb 2016 - £1.1m seed funding round

We’re backed by some of Europe's leading technology investors including LocalGlobe, Ed Wray (founder of Betfair), Ian Hogarth (founder of Songkick), Seedcamp, and Zoopla Property Group.

Dec 2016 - Win PropTech Startup of The Year

We win PropTech Startup of The Year at the Elevator Pitch LIVE Awards for making mortgage complexity a thing of the past.

July 2017 - Launch the Mortgage Switch Guarantee

We publish a white paper on our Mortgage Switch Guarantee, which mirrors switching in the energy and current account markets. Homeowners could save £375 a month on average by switching from a Standard Variable Rate.

May 2018 - £13.6m backing from Goldman Sachs PSI and Propel Venture Partners

We announce our Series B funding of £13.6m backed by Goldman Sachs PSI and Propel Venture Partners.

July 2019 - MPs champion the Mortgage Switch Guarantee

So many people have been supporting our campaign to make mortgages fairer we’re invited to bring it to Parliament. Speakers at our event include Shadow City Minister Jonathan Reynolds who champions our proposals to fellow MPs.

Sept 2019 - 2,000 five-star reviews on Trustpilot

We're the number one online mortgage broker on Trustpilot and now have 2,000 five-star reviews.

Our expert authors and reviewers

Everything you read on Trussle has been written by a mortgage or personal finance expert, and reviewed by one of our CeMAP qualified mortgage advisers. Here is a list of our authors and expert reviewers.

Sebastian Anthony

Sebastian Anthony - Editor in Chief

Sebastian Anthony is the editor in chief of Trussle. From his office in London, with a team of mortgage experts and personal finance wizards, he is fighting to make homeownership easier and more attainable for everyone in the UK.

With an industry background in science, technology, and engineering, Sebastian is an expert in all things digital - from fintech and open banking to autonomous vehicles and mobile networks. He sees mortgages and homeownership as two of the most important areas that haven't yet been disrupted or significantly improved by technology.

Sebastian was formerly the editor in chief at Condé Nast and head of content at Zoopla and uSwitch. His byline has featured on MSNBC, AOL and Yahoo, and he regularly appears on broadcast radio and TV for the BBC, Al Jazeera and others.

You can follow Sebastian on Twitter or Instagram, or find out more about him on his homepage.

Julia Stuart

Julia Stuart - Senior Mortgage Editor

Julia Stuart is an award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling novelist. She was a staff feature writer for the Independent and the Independent on Sunday for many years before moving to the Middle East where she freelanced.

She has written for numerous international brands and finds the world of mortgages strangely intriguing. She believes in the need for homeownership and that mortgages should be fair for all.

Visit Julia's homepage or Wikipedia entry to learn more about her (and her published books!)

Katherine Mosquera

Katherine Mosquera - Mortgage Writer

Katherine is a mortgage writer at Trussle, and spends much of her time ensuring that everything on our site is regularly updated with all the helpful mortgage info that customers need.

As a digital native with a background in digital marketing and PR, and having worked at agencies and financial publications, Katherine knows her way around the world of online content and thrives when utilising her creative and analytical skills.

Like many other twenty-somethings aspiring to one day get onto the property ladder, Katherine found that the world of mortgages and personal finance is obscured by mystical jargon and inaccessible information. She’s determined to do her bit to help prospective home buyers better understand mortgages and the options available to them.

Alysia Marie Annett

Alysia Marie Annett - Mortgage Writer

Alysia is a content designer and mortgage writer who makes sure the customer is at the heart of every piece of content.

You're likely to find her looking through analytics or testing our pages with real people to see how we can make things simpler.

Her mission is to destroy all FAQs, jargon and uncommon abbreviations once and for all.

Alysia finds that the thought of mortgages can be daunting but is keen to help make the process more accessible for all.

Joe Gaytten

Joe Gaytten - CeMAP Qualified Mortgage Team Manager

Joe, a mortgage team manager who helps review Trussle's guides and content, has been a CeMAP qualified mortgage adviser since 2013.

He started his mortgage advice life at Lloyds Bank in Gloucester, became an in-house adviser at an estate agent in London in 2014 and finally joined Trussle in 2017.

The main thing that makes Joe tick is seeing his team succeed and customers getting mortgages quickly and seamlessly. He is also regularly involved in new projects and initiatives across the business, which he really enjoys.

Joe is one of the most active people at Trussle. He loves travelling, hiking, going to the gym and watching MMA fighting and rugby.

Sam Amidi

Sam Amidi - CeMAP Qualified Mortgage Team Manager

Sam is one of the CeMAP qualified mortgage advisers who expertly reviews the guides and content on the Trussle website. He has been a mortgage adviser since 2013.

Originally a primary school teacher, Sam developed an interest in financial services and mortgages and decided to study for the CeMAP in weekends and evenings. He worked at an estate agency brokerage for a few years before hearing about Trussle and its vision of making mortgages fairer for everyone.

For Sam, the most important part of being a mortgage adviser is the responsibility of helping thousands of people buy somewhere they can call home. He wants to look back in 10 or 15 years and know that his children will be able to get a mortgage more easily because of the work he did at Trussle.

Prakash Patel

Prakash Patel - CeMAP Mortgage Team Manager

Prakash has been a CeMAP qualified mortgage adviser since 2015, and has been reviewing Trussle's guides and content since he joined us in 2017 from L&C.

He enjoys working at Trussle because of its fun, high energy environment where everyone is focused on the company's mission of making mortgages accessible.

Prakash is an ardent Liverpool fan and loves socialising with friends - and he recently became the father of twins!

Ahmed Choudhry

Ahmed Choudhry - CeMAP Qualified Mortgage Team Manager

Ahmed has been a CeMAP qualified mortgage adviser for the past 8 years. He joined Trussle back in 2017 and has been expertly reviewing our content and guides since then.

He previously worked at an estate agency based brokerage, but joined Trussle because he wants to help disrupt the mortgage market and make home ownership more affordable for everyone.

The most important part of being a mortgage adviser for Ahmed is helping first time buyers navigate one of the biggest and most complex purchases they will ever make. He finds it massively satisfying helping people buy their dream home.

Ahmed loves watching movies, eating good food, and both playing and watching football.

Emma Lunn

Emma Lunn - Contributing Mortgage Expert

Emma Lunn is an award-winning freelance journalist who specialises in personal finance. She has more than 15 years’ experience writing for national newspapers, trade and consumer magazines, and specialist websites. She has a particular interest in writing about property and mortgages.

Emma prides herself on explaining complex issues in an easy-to-understand way and is keen to demystify the world of mortgages for first-time buyers and home-movers alike. She has written extensively about leasehold and freehold issues and would like to see the leasehold sector reformed.

You can follow Emma on Twitter or learn more on her homepage.

Ryan Bembridge

Ryan Bembridge - Contributing Mortgage Expert

Ryan Bembridge is a qualified journalist who's been writing about mortgages and property since 2014.

Until his departure in August 2019 he was News Editor of Mortgage Introducer, a magazine for mortgage brokers. Over five and a half years he broke many of the industry’s major news stories and wrote longer pieces, including an analysis of the impact of the failure of Lehman Brothers.

He also edited landlord publication PropertyWire, a magazine aimed at global investors, agents and developers.

His other writing credits include Properganda PR, Keyfact, Homelet and Sidedoor.

As well as writing about the housing market, Ryan is a comedy writer, performer and musician. He is also a keen follower of sport, supporting Nottingham Forest.

You can find more of Ryan's writings on his Muck Rack page.

John Fitzsimons

John Fitzsimons - Contributing Mortgage Expert

John Fitzsimons has been writing about mortgages for more than a decade, as editor of the mortgage trade title Mortgage Solutions and then the consumer personal finance website loveMONEY.

Since going freelance in 2016, he has covered the property market for a host of national newspapers and international publications, including the Mirror, the Sun, the Sunday Times and Forbes.

He takes pride in clearing up the many confusing aspects of the mortgage market for readers.

When he isn't demystifying mortgages, John is panicking about running his first half marathon and failing to get his sons to show an interest in football.

Follow John on Twitter or visit his homepage for more information.

Sebastian Anthony

Julia Stuart

Katherine Mosquera

Alysia Marie Annett

Joe Gaytten

Sam Amidi

Prakash Patel

Ahmed Choudhry

Emma Lunn

Ryan Bembridge

John Fitzsimons

Sebastian Anthony - Editor in Chief

Sebastian Anthony is the editor in chief of Trussle. From his office in London, with a team of mortgage experts and personal finance wizards, he is fighting to make homeownership easier and more attainable for everyone in the UK.

With an industry background in science, technology, and engineering, Sebastian is an expert in all things digital - from fintech and open banking to autonomous vehicles and mobile networks. He sees mortgages and homeownership as two of the most important areas that haven't yet been disrupted or significantly improved by technology.

Sebastian was formerly the editor in chief at Condé Nast and head of content at Zoopla and uSwitch. His byline has featured on MSNBC, AOL and Yahoo, and he regularly appears on broadcast radio and TV for the BBC, Al Jazeera and others.

You can follow Sebastian on Twitter or Instagram, or find out more about him on his homepage.

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