Leicester Tigers player Greg Bateman didn’t have too much to tackle when securing a mortgage with The Nottingham.
The Premiership prop simply spoke to his broker to state his requirements and just three signed documents later was a step closer to purchasing a new home in a picturesque Leicestershire village.
Dad of-two Greg, who is 28, explained: "I am very grateful to have what I think is the best job in the world but the downside is that it doesn’t go on forever and there is of course also the risk of injury. That often works against sportspeople when it comes to lenders parting with their money.
"So in that sense I had a very specific mortgage case. My broker came back to me and recommended The Nottingham and it was heartwarming to know that I was able to borrow the money from them.
There is another reason why Greg, who joined Tigers in 2015 and has at least three more years to come at the club following a contract extension, is chuffed to be a mortgage customer of The Nottingham.
The Nottingham sponsor the Robin Hood Stand at Welford Road and are the official building society of the Tigers and official partners to the Junior Tigers Club.
Bateman added: “I am of course not qualified to give mortgage advice, but the facts are that interest rates aren’t great and may well not be for some time to come so whilst saving money in accounts is an important and sensible trait that should be encouraged, it isn’t the be-all-and-end-all when it comes to ensuring financial security.
"There should be more emphasis on bricks and mortar, rather than the level of unsecured debt that has defined our generation to a large extent. I still believe property investment, with an affordable mortgage attached, is the way forward.
“It isn’t at all lost on me that the society are contributing to our club and that it is such a good story that of all the lenders my broker could have recommended to me it was The Nottingham that came out top of the pile when it came to servicing my requirements."
To find out more about The Nottingham’s mortgages visit www.thenottingham.com/mortgages or pop in to your nearest branch.