StockDavid Beard Q&A – I Left My Job 8 Years Ago and Haven’t Looked Back

November 8, 2021

Lending Expert CEO David Beard left his financial services job during 2013 and “hasn’t looked back since”.

During 2013, Beard began LendingExpert.co.uk, a price comparison site for a variety of different financial products. Currently, the site compares more than 200 products, offered from hundreds of providers from across the U.K., comparing credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, bank accounts, savings accounts and more.

What’s the Best Thing About Being Your Own Boss?

Since leaving his financial services job in 2013, Manchester-based David Beard started up the successful price comparison site Lending Expert. When asked what the best thing is about being your own boss, Beard explains:

“There are lots of perks of being your own boss, whether it is being able to spend more time with your family or being able to run freely with some of your own ideas and decisions.”

After working for himself for the past 8 years, Beard says “I have met some excellent people and created some great partnerships and look forward to what the future holds. We are working on a redesign and rolling out some new products which I am very excited about.”

Lending Expert, the Price Comparison Site

When creating his price comparison site Beard explains that his dream was to “combine professional independent advice with powerful financial comparison tools,”

Beard continues, “We appreciate that if you are getting a mortgage or a business loan that this could be absolutely life-changing, for you and your family. So getting the best rates, the right loan amount and being accepted is absolutely essential.”

With Lending Expert, every lender and partner they work with is reviewed, ensuring they meet the required regulatory standard while also wanting to accept and fund new customers so that, as Beard states, “your time and effort won’t be wasted and you can get closer to that life-changing product.”

Why Lending Expert?

There are a number of price comparison sites consumers have to choose from, some of the most well-known amongst the public with huge advertising spends. With the likes of GoCompare and MoneySupermarket in the ring, what makes Lending Expert stand out?

“Our value system is engrained in finding the right product for the customer,” Beard states.

“If you look closely at pretty much each price comparison, they have promotional offers or are favouring some providers over others because of a commercial arrangement.”

“At Lending Expert, we do not push commercial arrangements and typically place companies on our comparison tables based on price, offering the cheapest options first or allowing you to use our calculators to narrow down your searches to find the best product.”

“Above all, we do not charge any fees for using our service and never will. You have the option to speak to an advisor from our team for personal support too.”

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