James Male

Mortgage Advisor

Clients say: "Globe IFA has advised us through several major financial decisions, including home-buying, remortgaging, self-employment and planning for our family's financial security. They have always offered us sound advice, and we know we can trust them to help us make the right decisions."

Professionally

I am one of the founder members of Globe. I’ve been in financial services since 1978, starting with Sun Life of Canada and then moving onto Allied Dunbar (now Zurich).

In 2006, I started specialising purely in mortgages, including equity release, and protection. I now run the mortgage side of the company which has over 400 clients.

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Personally

1978 was a big year for me; not only did I start in financial services but I also got married. We now have three children and six grandchildren.

As a family, we have always had dogs. We currently have two, along with a tortoise (which doesn’t need as many walks). My hobbies include annoying the grandchildren, children and wife (in that order) along with gardening, watching cricket, eating good food and golf.

Get to know

Here’s your opportunity to find out a little more about James.

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

Pottering about in the garden.

My favourite holiday destination is:

Madeira.

My favourite song to play in the car is:

Cream Album.

The first album I bought was:

Derek & Clive.

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:

Danger Mouse.

If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:

Annoying the grandchildren.

When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

A clean plate and cutlery.

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Honesty, straightforward, clean.

My pet peeve is:

Background music on TV programmes and documentaries.

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

A dachshund puppy.

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

Gerard Durrell, Alexander the Great, Groucho Marx.

The three small things that make my day better are:

Considerate driving, no loud noises and warmth.

My proudest moment as a Financial Advisor was:

Being a finalist in the MoneyFacts Awards 2017 for Equity Release Adviser of the Year.

Three things I love most about my job are:

Conversation, education, every day is different.

The types of people I most enjoy working with are:

Open-minded.

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