Smart Money People’s Head of Business Development, Jess Rushton, has been officially recognised as one of the mortgage industry’s Elite Women of 2024!

Mortgage Introducer invited industry professionals from across the UK to nominate exceptional female role models for the third annual Elite Women list. Nominees had to be working in a role that related to, interacted with, or in some way impacted the industry and should have demonstrated a clear passion for their work.

Nominators were asked to describe the nominee’s standout professional achievements over the past 12 months, initiatives and innovations, and contributions to the mortgage industry.

After a thorough review of all the nominations, the Mortgage Introducer team narrowed down the list to the final 57 Elite Women who have made their mark in the industry. And our very own Jess has made the final list!

Jess’ credentials clearly impressed the judging team. Twice a year, we release our Mortgage Lender Benchmark report – which features many of the most well-known lenders and gives in-depth analysis of the mortgage market. Jess works tirelessly to communicate the value of our Mortgage Lender Benchmark to featured lenders and providers so they can benefit from the report’s insights. Today, it’s the industry’s largest broker feedback survey – with 105 lenders represented in the most recent H2 2023 report, and 792 broker responses.

Elite Women also recognise contributions outside the workplace – where Jess’ achievements are equally impressive. Jess raises awareness and fundraises for the charity ‘Lady Talk Matters’. She has an Instagram account where she advocates for better provision around women’s health, and even took her fundraising to a new level by completing the London Marathon last year!

Jess commented, “It’s a real honour to be recognised for the work that Smart Money People are doing in the mortgage industry. I’ve worked in the financial services space for over ten years now and have been inspired by many other “elite women” along the way. We’re looking forward to making an even bigger difference to the market in 2024, using our unique insight to help lenders and brokers provide the best service for homeowners up and down the country.”

Everyone at Smart Money People is extremely proud of Jess’ thoroughly deserved recognition.