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John McAllister

Mortgage, Protection & Equity Release Adviser

I am experienced in most types of mortgage, so I can provide detailed mortgage planning advice to my clients. In my advisory career I have chosen to focus on mortgages advice rather than investment and pension planning as I believe it is important to focus on one area of advice in order to be an expert and to be able to maintain that level of knowledge and expertise in a constantly changing industry.

John McAllister specialisms

  • First time Buyers
  • New build mortgages including Help to Buy Shared Equity and Shared Ownership
  • Home Movers
  • Remortgages & Product Transfers
  • Adverse Credit Mortgages
  • Buy-to-Let Mortgages
  • Equity Release Lifetime mortgages

I started working in the financial sector with Barclays in 2000. After many years working in retail banking I wanted to become an adviser and began my career as a mortgage adviser with a whole of market mortgage brokerage firm in 2014 with Mortgages First Ltd in Colchester. During my time with them I handled many different types of mortgages but the emphasis being within the newbuild sector.

In 2018, I moved to Charles Derby Mortgage Bureau as a self-employed adviser. It was important to me to have more autonomy over the number clients I advise each month, allowing me to spend more time with each client and providing excellent service as a result. I believe building good relationships with and providing the best service provides the right outcomes for my clients and helping them to achieve their goals is my paramount concern.

During my time with Charles Derby Mortgage Bureau, I completed my studies for my certified equity release qualification, enabling me to advise on a broader range of mortgages including lifetime mortgages and retirement interest only mortgages.


I live in Essex with my wife, daughter and two rescued greyhounds (Penny & Harley). When I am not busy working or walking my dogs, I like to practice martial arts or relax by playing guitar and reading.


  • CeMAP 1,2 & 3 – Certifcate in Mortgage Advice and Planning
  • CeRER - Certificate in Regulatory Equity Release

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