Fintech start-up Eligible announces Advisory Board

Article originally published in Mortgage Finance Gazette on 24th February 2020

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Eligible is a fintech start-up aiming to shake up the mortgage market with its smart AI retention solution, Retain, and has announced a new Advisory Board.

Comprised of mortgage industry leaders, the Advisory Board will work with management to ensure that Eligible stays at the forefront of industry trends. Eligible says it is on a mission to help the mortgage industry build client relationships that last.

Zafar Alam (chairman), Andy Gray, Maria Harris, Peter Rollings and Saul Conway join the board to provide strategic and product expertise.

Chairman Zafar Alam has 40 plus years in investment banking. He was a part of the top executive group of ABN AMRO and RBS. Zafar managed and grew several banking teams and is now focused on building finance businesses.

Andy Gray has 30 plus years in the UK banking sector. He was managing director of mortgages at Barclays, deputy chairman of the Council of Mortgages Lenders and a member of the executive committee. In 2015, Andy received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Mortgage Awards.

Maria Harris has 25 plus years in management across sectors. As director of intermediary lending at Atom Bank, Maria designed, built and launched the UK’s first fully digital mortgage. Maria was recognised for her services to banking as the winner of the inaugural Women in Finance Award.

Peter Rollings has 30 plus years in real estate. Previously, he was Marsh & Parsons CEO and managing director of Foxtons where he was responsible for leading the rapid growth of both businesses. Today, Peter provides tech and sales expertise to technology and property businesses.

Saul Conway has 15 plus years in compliance and client management. He is the founder and managing director of broker firm AS Financial, which deals with £1bn+ in property transactions every year. Saul is also a senior partner in Atlantic Swiss Independent Financial Advisory Service.

Rameez Zafar, CEO and co-founder at Eligible, commented:bn“We’re excited to have industry leaders join our journey. Their guidance will help us grow, innovate and (most importantly) help us do the best by our partners.

“They believe in us, our vision and our product, which is a resounding enforcement for the work we’ve put into our business. Together we’re looking to make a transformational impact for the mortgage market. Watch this space.”

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