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Mortgage Maestro - Dinesh Shonchhatra
Dinesh Shonchhatra based in Harrow Wealdstone High Street is perhaps one of the most sought after mortgage brokers in North West London.
He has been a mortgage broker for over seventeen years and is directly authorised by the FSA.
Dinesh Shonchhatra‘s company, Major Estate Financial Services along with his estate agency Major Estate and Imperial Financial Service is Based at 77 High Street Wealdstone Harrow, HA3 5DQ. He is an independent mortgage broker as well as an independent financial advisor. His is one of the busiest mortgage centres around this part of London. The reasons for this continuous line of customers are not far to seek. Dinesh Shonchhatra keeps an open door policy for his clients. He is always available to listen to the problems of his clients and is eager to find the right solution for their financial needs. Not surprisingly, his reputation is mainly based on the recommendations of his existing clients. “A satisfied customer is in itself a great advertisement for him”, says Dinesh.
Eminently qualified, Dinesh is a holder of FPC, CEMAP & MAQ qualifications. He always believed in keeping up-to-date in his qualifications for the job. He is always keen to attend various courses and seminars that will further enhance his professional expertise.
Mortgage business is a passion with him. He thrives on it. It is not merely a way of making a living but it is his main hobby. He loves to meet people and discuss their financial worries and dilemmas, and endeavours to solve them for their benefit. It does not matter to him whether the client is a young couple who are struggling to find a space to live or a millionaire thinking of buying property for investment. To him every client’s needs are important. They must be looked into thoroughly and sympathetically.
No wonder his friends call him the “doctor of mortgages”. Always courteous and professional in his response, he listens to his clients without giving them any time limit. His professional advice does not have any tinge of selfishness. This has earned him an exceptional reputation among his clients, who can be counted in the thousands.
A well-rounded personality, Dinesh supports various charities. He has been a past president of the Lions’ club and a long-standing member. He is also a patron of the ‘Hare Krishna Temple’ in Letchmore Heath and has sponsored events for the Lohana Community UK and Lohana West London. His company Major Estate are current sponsors the North London Lohana Golf Tournament. His charming wife, Madhu is always a great support in his charity work.
Dinesh keeps himself physically trim with regular exercise, tennis and cricket in summer, and is a loyal supporter of Nottingham Forest football club.
He has won the Mortgage Champions award two years in a row, followed by the Diamond Award with HS Luther’s Mortgage Network, Mortgage Power. He is ably assisted in his office by a competent and loyal team that includes; Surendra Popat, Darshit Patel, Nalini Inamdar, Kalpana Patel, Kirti Shah, Ekta Patel, Kapil Bhatia, Anil Mavadia, Dipak Karia and Cambo Galbraith. His sons Mehul and Minesh Shonchhatra also help him occasionally.
Receiving the Best Broker Award in South England by Mortgage Times was one of the highest peaks of his career. Over and above he was also nominated for Best Directly Authorised Broker of the Year. This award was also bestowed by the UK’s largest mortgage distributors, The Mortgage Times Group.
At the Awards ceremony, which was held at London’s prestigious Claridges’ hotel, responding to the Honour given, Dinesh said, “Relationship-building is incremental in the success of any business and I feel that working with an organisation like the Mortgage Times has helped to enhance my business volumes and contributed to my progress. I am very honoured with this award and recommend brokers to develop relationships with a company that has grown at a phenomenal rate.”
Developing and maintaining relationship is the crux of Dinesh’s phenomenal success.