Hi, I’m David Bishop, a Chartered Insurance Institute qualified adviser in equity release, advanced mortgage advice, financial planning and long-term care.
My financial services career began in 1979 when I started work in the international division of Barclays Bank. I also gained experience of investments and lending with the Bradford & Bingley Building Society covering branch offices in Manchester.
To broaden my experience, I moved into the world of Insurance and spent many years working as an intermediary consultant for well-known names such as Royal Life, Scottish Amicable and Commercial Union.
My success in this area gave me the ability to fund the cost of a commercial pilot’s license which had always been a lifelong ambition. I flew for Emerald Airways, Eastern Airways and Ryanair and operated aircraft types such as the HS748, Jetstream 41 and Boeing 737-800 from 1998 to 2018.
During my career as an airline pilot, I set up and ran my own very successful FCA directly authorised firm which specialised in the provision of residential and buy-to-let mortgage finance.
I retired from airline flying in 2018 as I wanted to specialise in offering expert advice in the later life lending market, due to the growing need for advice in an area that is probably the most important financial planning stage in our lives.
The thing I love about this job is seeing how much I can help make a difference to people's lives, whether it being paying off a mortgage to stay in the family home, tidying up finances or living out dreams such as home improvements and dream holidays.
My promise to you is that I’ll ensure you receive expert, open and transparent advice tailored to your specific needs and objectives. I’ll research the whole of market to recommend to you the most appropriate financial solution for your requirements.
Equity Release Supermarket is an award-winning company with a dedicated support team to help your journey run as smoothly as possible. We believe that you should have as much information as you feel necessary to make an informed decision and in addition to the expert whole of market advise I offer you, we offer web-based tools for those that want to conduct some of the research themselves into plans, products and interest rates available.
I live in Cheshire with my lovely wife, Sally and our two french bulldogs - Sophie and Spock. In my spare time I enjoy building model aeroplanes, Chinese and Indian cooking and spending time with my wife and young grandson - Douglas.