Fairstone NI mortgage adviser Wanda Moore has won a coveted national industry award.
Wanda has been named Mortgage Planner of the Year at the Money Management annual Financial Planner Awards, recognised as one of the most prestigious awards in the advice profession.
Now in their 23rd year, the awards celebrate excellence within the financial planning sector. Wanda, an Independent Mortgage and General Insurance Adviser at Fairstone NI, beat off stiff competition to be presented with the award at the glittering ceremony in London’s Oxo Tower.
Commenting on the sought-after award Wanda said: “I was incredibly overwhelmed by the whole interview process and it wasn’t until I arrived at the Financial Times’ large offices in London, that I realised the magnitude of the process I had entered.
“I come from a small, tight-knit office in Lisburn and the team’s support has been brilliant. I feel incredibly humbled and thankful to all my colleagues, family and friends, as without their backing, none of this would have been possible.”
Wanda, who has over 24 years experience working in the financial services industry, started her career working for a major UK bank as a Premier Manager and Mortgage Adviser.
As part of the award process, candidates were asked to supply an example of client work and a written piece describing how their work fitted the criteria. Leading contenders were then invited to a face-to-face judging session to answer questions on a case study and provide solutions to numerous situations of a complex nature.
This process was designed to highlight Wanda’s knowledge of the mortgage and protection sector and the international financial planning standards set by the Financial Planning Standards Board.
Celebrating Wanda’s achievement, Fairstone NI Business Principals Sean Larkin and Peter Savage, said the award acknowledges Wanda as one of the industry’s best and brightest at a time when good financial advice has never been more important.
Sean Larkin said: “The Fairstone team are incredibly proud of Wanda’s achievement, which shows great determination, professionalism, knowledge of the mortgage market and first and foremost, her passion for the job and her clients. Wanda always puts her client’s best interests at the heart of everything she does, and this award is a testament to her expertise and selflessness.”
Peter Savage added: “Wanda is an outstanding mortgage adviser and this accolade and recognition is very much overdue and well deserved.”
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