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Callum Macdonald

Senior Adviser

callum.macdonald@alturafin.com

07383 008 009

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMap)

Work

Callum has worked in mortgage advice for over four years. His first role was with one of the UK’s largest mortgage brokerages, dealing with a wide variety of clients, including large portfolios and foreign nationals.

Having now helped hundreds of clients move into their dream home, Callum finds nothing more rewarding than finding a solution for a client who has struggled to get a mortgage elsewhere. He has a passion for protection, providing needs-based solutions to ensure that his clients’ homes are safe.

Callum also spent a stint in a large new-build brokerage, helping the team to navigate the unique challenges these properties can face. He joined Altura in 2020 to help transfer these skills to a new client base.

Here at Altura, Callum’s role involves helping our clients with their mortgage and protection requirements. He provides advice from the very first stages of the home-buying journey right through to the day they move into their new home.

Home

Callum was brought up in the North; having grown up between the Pennines and the Lakes, adventuring is deep in his bones, both at home and abroad.

He loves to travel and see the world. Combined with his love for food and eating out whilst abroad, he will try anything once.

At home, Callum likes listening to music, finding mixing to be a cathartic release from the real world.

Likes

Proper coffee

A good glass of red after a long day

Travelling the world

The feeling when you parallel park perfectly in one try

Music

Dislikes

Small portions of food

Tea made ‘American style’

Disorganisation

Lies

Reality TV

An interview with Callum

 

Where can we find you on an ideal weekend?

In an outside bar somewhere in the sun, enjoying a cold pint of real ale.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

Tenerife – in my opinion nowhere is better for sun and relaxation.

What’s your favourite song to play in the car?

Loyle Carner – Angel.

What was the first album you bought?

Eminem – Curtain Call.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win a medal in?

Mixology.

When the dessert menu arrives, what are you looking for?

The assiette…why have one dessert when you can have several?

What three qualities draw you to new people?

Trustworthiness, no-nonsense straight talk and being able to have a bit of fun.

What’s your pet peeve?

People who park in the middle of two spaces.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

A trip away to Amsterdam… good memories are the best gift that can be given in my opinion.

Who would be at your dream dinner party?

Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk.