Olu is the founder and principal mortgage and protection specialist at BSL Financial Services LTD.
Olu holds a CeMap qualfication and BSc degree in Finance, Economics and Banking. He has several years’ experience working within the financial industry and says’s that the most rewarding part of his job as mortgage broker is the reaction of his clients when he informs them of a mortgage offer to complete their property purchase.
One way or another, Olu found himself helping those with adverse credit get through the process and realise something they thought was not possible is made possible when they obtain a mortgage, and this brings him great joy. When it comes to adverse clients with registered CCJs and Defaults against their names Olu is an expert and now find himself mentoring people on how to be financially prudent and manage their finances properply.
Augusta is a fully qualified (Level 4) financial adviser who introduces mortgage business to BSL via Songhai Property Finance. She has been giving advice around property finance for over 7 years and is focussed on helping her clients solve complex financial problems and build wealth with property.
She is a multi-award-winning adviser, notably winning Mortgage Adviser of the Year at the Financial Reporter Women’s Recognition Awards and has an average score of 4.8 out of 5 on rating website VouchedFor. Having spoken at several events and conferences in London and across the UK, she is a consummate entrepreneur, managing other property businesses in development and serviced accommodation.
She is mentor and feminist, championing education and wealth creation, particularly amongst ethnic minority families who may not have previously had the opportunities to accumulate. Personally, she is also family orientated, married with a daughter and in business with her husband and mother. Clearly, she recognises the importance of great family relations! She also enjoys international travel and Netflix and hosts a YouTube channel called “The New Face of Finance”.
Antonio has been in the property industry since 2006, sourcing tailor made properties for his clients and helping them find the best financial solutions. He eventually decided to tie the properties and the finance together so achieved the Cemap qualification. He has been worked closely with experienced brokers for many years so the transition to becoming an adviser was smooth and he is now a valued member of the BSL family. He operates under Platinum Money Solutions, an appointed representative (AR) of BSL.
Antonio – like the other BSL advisers – is not you traditional broker but more of a problem solver: he listens to his clients’ needs and with an excellent eye for detail and his unique approach will offer the best solutions to complex problems. The result is excellent service and repeat business.
Away from the hectic world of finance, Antonio is kept very busy with 4 children, but finds the time to enjoy travelling, physical training, yoga and meditation. He is also a black belt in Wing Chung and spent 2 years in his younger days as a Greek commando… which he says helped him bring balance and control in a frantic world. His core beliefs are respect and treating others like you would like to be treated. Antonio’s moto is “life is too short, make each day count and make sure today is better than yesterday”.
Michael Obuobisa is Mortgage Consultant at BSL Financial Services. He enjoys working with people from all walks of life and finding solutions to help them achieve their long-term goals. When asked why he loves what he does, he responded by saying “It’s hard not to be satisfied when you are part of key moments in people’s lives like achieving their dream home or building an investment, or paying for their children’s education”.
In addition to working at BSL, Michael is also a partner at Anthony Allen Estate Agents in Abbey Wood London as a Sales and Lettings Manager. There, he is responsible for arranging the sales of properties to first-time buyers and portfolio investors as well as organising lettings of new properties on the market.
Michael holds a CeMAP qualification and a BSc degree in Finance, Money, and Banking from the University of East London. He is married with three young kids and he enjoys travelling around the world as often as he can, meeting new people, learning about different cultures.
Ken is a Business Development Specialist and a knowledgeable Mortgage Broker. His years in automobile sales, new business development and business ownership have provided him with the leverage for success in his more recent career within financial services – specialising in mortgages, protection, and commercial property financing. His energy and fulfillment are derived from clients’ satisfaction.
Ken likes to give first time buyers keys to their new homes by obtaining tailored products they can afford; he enjoys working with clients in their quest to remortgage for best rates or to release equity for further investments and more. He thrives when working with new and existing landlords to secure the best products and rates for their Buy-to-Let purchases and remortgages, and has solid experience securing bridging loans and various funding for his diverse commercial property investment clients. He credits himself as problem solver, is CeMAP qualified and holds an MBA from Ashcroft Business School in Cambridge.
Jon is a fully CeMAP qualified Mortgage and Protection specialist at BSL Financial services. He has been involved in the financial services industry for 15 years and has a vast experience in all aspects of the property marketplace. Jon enjoys assisting people to realise their goals and helping to manage their expectations. Jon possesses excellent interpersonal skills and is a great relationship builder: he likes to ensure that everyone has a great experience whilst delivering first class service.
Jon has a passion for family life and has 3 grown up children and a beautiful granddaughter.
Vicky has 4 years’ experience providing full administrative services to experienced mortgage advisers as key members of national financial advisory firms. Her role includes the processing of all mortgage applications with various financial institutions, back-office compliance checks, liaising with clients and third parties such as Estate Agents and Solicitors, whilst keeping everyone updated on the progress of their particular case. In her current position as Executive Administrator for the team of Mortgage Brokers at BSL, she enjoys the daily challenges. She builds a great relationship with the firm’s clients and when receiving mortgage offers on behalf of clients, Vicky enjoys informing them about their success and sharing the great news with the wider team.
Prior to this, she worked within Banking as a Personal Banker at a local High Street Bank, and spent some time with a Government department on a contract for inward investment. Her experience across such environments means that she works really well under pressure and is great at problem solving. She prides herself on honesty and expresses herself freely and openly. Vicky lives Suffolk however very close to Cambridge where she works from home due to having a young daughter in primary school.
Julie graduated in Economics & Finance at London School of Economics and has lived in 5 different countries. She is optimistic, caring, resourceful and has a good sense of humour along with getting on easily with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Besides huge interest in finances and property, Julie writes for several online magazines and blogs about personal development.
Julie is into reading, painting, golf and meditating. She loves to cook and spend time with her 7-year-old boy who means the world to her.
Jo is a Compliance Administrator with over two years’ experience providing compliance admin support to experienced mortgage advisors within her team. Jo’s previous experience involved working alongside Lawyers for 19 years, providing full PA/admin support services so is very well versed when it comes to offering the support that is needed on a day to day basis.
She possesses excellent communication skills and has built great relationships with her team and other financial advisory firms. She manages the day to day compliance processes once cases have completed to ensure that sound quality advice has been offered on all cases.
Jo lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and daughter and enjoys spending time with her family, as well as watching new box sets on Netflix!