Katherine Walkerdine – Mortgage DirectAugust 22, 2022 |
Founding Partner & Business Developer
Katherine Walkerdine co-founded Mortgage Direct in 2006 along with Kevin Monger, after having experienced the complexity of the Spanish mortgage and real estate market. They identified the need to provide international property buyers with transparent and quality mortgage advice. Today, Katherine and Kevin work with a team of internationally qualified mortgage advisers who are devoted to achieving exclusive mortgage conditions and easing the mortgage process for international property buyers ensuring profitable and safe investments.
Mortgage Direct offers an independent mortgage service (mainly aimed at foreigners buying in Spain) and through their banking contacts, they are able to offer exclusive mortgage conditions to their clients. The company prides itself on their super-friendly, transparent and professional service. Since the inception of the company, they have created good relationships with lenders, agents, lawyers and other professionals in the industry, which has helped them develop a deep understanding of the market in which they operate.
The company offer initial mortgage advice and up to two no-obligation mortgage quotes to property buyers without any charges. When the property buyers proceed to formal approval, Mortgage Direct charge an administration fee which comes with a money-back guarantee in case the mortgage quoted cannot be achieved. Mortgage Direct receive an income from bank commissions once a mortgage is completed; this allows them to keep the fees to property buyers to a minimum.
Katherine previously had her own practice in London for 15 years advising high-net-worth clients on their investment and taxation planning. Her main role is in business development to ensure the company maintains its leading position in Spain.