In 2006 we, Katherine and Kevin, founded Mortgage Direct after having experienced the complexity of the Spanish mortgage and real estate market. We soon realises that there was a similar need to in the Portuguese market and applied the same principles there. With a combined 50 years of experience in the financial industry, we identified the need to provide international property buyers with transparent and quality mortgage advice. Today we can proudly say that not only have we achieved that, we can also offer exclusive mortgage conditions not available at any branches due to the strong relationships we have established over the years with the banks.
Founding Partner & Mortgage Adviser
Kevin set up the business in early 2006 with the other founding partner Katherine Walkerdine. As well as specialising in mortgage advice for high-net-worth clients, Kevin also deals with the public relations side of the business which includes writing articles on the Portuguese mortgage market. Prior to setting up Mortgage Direct, Kevin spent 11 years working in the UK pension industry, including 7 years as a consultant for Mercer, one of the world’s leading actuarial firms.
Founding Partner & Business Developer
Katherine has been living in Spain since founding Mortgage Direct in 2006. Prior to that, she had her own practice in London for 15 years advising high-net-worth clients on their investment and taxation planning and she still holds the FCA and UK mortgage qualifications. Her main roles are in advising clients and business development to ensure the company maintains its leading position in Portugal.