Hanif Hussain, key account manager at TML, takes part in our 60 Seconds Interview. Find out why clients think more people should be like him, why he believes the lifetime mortgage will be the next big thing and his guilty pleasure of milkshakesâ€¦
Q. Whatâ€™s your role at The Mortgage Lender and how do you help customers?
A. I`m a key account manager for The Mortgage Lender and I cover Scotland. I travel all over Scotland and meet brokers to tell them about us and the products we offer.
TML caters for a wide range of borrowers including employed, self-employed, those with impaired credit and lending into retirement.
Q. Describe yourself in three words?
A. Ambitious. Trustworthy. Hardworking.
Q. Whatâ€™s your biggest CV achievement to date?
A. My property portfolio and my Nissan GTR, although Iâ€™m not sure the latter is technically a â€śCVâ€ť achievement, nonetheless itâ€™s an achievement.
Q.What is the best thing about your role at The Mortgage Lender?
A. I really enjoy meeting new people and being able to play a part in one of the most important transactions of their lives. Oh and how could I forget, the tea and biscuits.
Q. Whoâ€™s the person thatâ€™s had the greatest influence on your career, and why?
A. Without a shadow of a doubt my late grandfather has had the greatest influence not only on my career, but also my life. From a young age he taught me to dream big and work hard and thatâ€™s exactly what Iâ€™ve done. I wouldnâ€™t be where I am today if it wasnâ€™t for him.
Q. What do you think is The Mortgage Lenderâ€™s greatest strength(s)?
A. I think our greatest strength is us! We have some really great people within the business and we treat each other like family.
Q. If you won ÂŁ10 million tomorrow, what would you do with it?
A. I would invest ÂŁ5m in property, give ÂŁ2m to charity, split ÂŁ2m between friends and family and the remaining ÂŁ1m buying a house, supercar and going on holiday but donâ€™t worry Iâ€™d still come in to work on Monday!
Q. Whatâ€™s your guilty pleasure?
A. I love milkshakes! Oreo, Kinder, Ferrero anything chocolate!
Q. Biggest compliment youâ€™ve ever received from a customer?
A. I was once told that if everyone in the world was like me, the world would be a better place.
Q. Is there a sector of the mortgage market that you think is really untapped?
A. I think the lifetime mortgage market will probably be the next big thing.
Driver or Passenger? Driver
Cats or dogs? Dogs
All-inclusive or self-catering? Self-catering
Batman or Superman? Superman
Rice or chips? Chips
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