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Welcome to Venture Mortgages & Protection

Venture Mortgages & Protection provides expert mortgage, protection and insurance advice. Venture Mortgages & Protection is a trading name of Just Mortgages Direct Limited and Venture Mortgages & Protection is the name under which we carry out these services.

Venture Mortgages & Protection is not a business in its own right, it is part of Just Mortgages Direct Limited, which is an appointed representative of The Openwork Partnership, a trading style of Openwork Limited. Just Mortgages Direct Limited was set up in 1989 and has been part of The Openwork Partnership since 2016.

The Openwork Partnership is one of the UK’s largest Financial Advice networks, with over 4,500 advisers and in excess of 700 appointed representatives based throughout the UK.

At Venture Mortgages & Protection, we will get to know your individual circumstances, establish what your goals are and recommend the right mortgage and protection arrangements that meet your needs.

Our Business

Venture Mortgages & Protection is an experienced company of specialist mortgage brokers based in Leicester. We are experienced and established mortgage brokers ready to chat and even meet if you so wish!

If you would like help or advice, please call us on 0333 011 2123 and we will be ready to help you.

We specialise in providing clients with comprehensive mortgage advice from the comprehensive range of lenders available to us. Advice is also provided for the associated cover needed for a mortgage loan such as life cover and critical illness cover

All of our advisers hold the required qualifications to give specialist mortgage advice to our clients. Our senior mortgage advisers all each have a minimum of 10 years experience of advising clients on their mortgage and financial matters. We may charge a fee for arranging your mortgage. A typical fee is £495. We do not charge advice fees for arranging life cover or critical illness cover.

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Our Vision

At Venture Mortgages & Protection, our vision is to drive customer service, innovation and solutions by delivering the right products for our clients in an ever changing marketplace and financial climate.

Our Mission

Our aim is to provide you with the RIGHT financial solution

Our Values

We believe the best way to give our customers an exceptional experience is to provide an equally exceptional experience for our team members. Our work environment encourages professionalism, integrity, team work, knowledge and fun.

We believe that by helping our team reach and exceed their personal and professional goals, they will in turn seek to help their customers do the same.

We believe that our corporate culture is a driving force in our current and future success.

Our Founders


We have an experienced & friendly management team in place. A unique blend of two highly trained financial experts & mortgage advisers who manage the conventional through to the more complex mortgages.

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Rabinder Rai

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Mel Basra

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

About Rabinder

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Rabinder has worked in the financial industry for over 26 years, in a variety of roles such as :  Mortgage adviser, Mortgage Underwriter and now Executive Mortgage and Protection Adviser.

She made the final three for Top Protection Broker at the 2019 British Mortgage Awards and throughout her career has won a number of awards like:  Top Adviser in the North region for 2018 and 2019 Whilst working within her previous broker firm.

Rabinder always said she is blessed to have an occupation that gives her so much pleasure in helping people to buy their homes and protect their families.  Such a rewarding job.

In her spare time, Rabinder mostly spends time with the people she loves most, her family…. Which includes four beautiful grandchildren.

Why Rabinder?

She takes the time to understand your individual circumstances and situation so she can tailor a solution specific for your needs in relation to the right mortgage.  It’s one of the most important transactions of your life and she really keeps that in the forefront of her mind in everything she does.  She is always just a phone call away.

In addition in the minefield of insurances and protection products different providers she can arrange and advise the right package from her panel to protect your liabilities and family.

About Mel

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Mel has been helping her customers in the financial industry for the past 10 years, from working as a Protection Adviser, Banking Adviser, Mortgage Adviser and Working her way up to a Senior Mortgage and Protection adviser now.

Mel is passionate about helping her clients take those important steps in their lives to achieve their goals and make sure they have suitable protection in place to ensure her customers and families are looked after should the worst happen.

In her spare time, Mel enjoys travelling and sight seeing abroad and in the UK. Her favourite place she visited was Bali. And she enjoys experimenting with her culinary skills in the kitchen.

Why Mel?

Her aim is to find you the right mortgage and protection package to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Mel looks after her clients from the moment they purchase their first home, buying an investment property, re-mortgaging to buying a property her clients want to retire in.

She takes pride in the services she extends to her clients and she always endeavours to offer a first class service. She understands that buying a new home can be very stressful and entering a mortgage agreement can be very daunting, rest assured Mel will be with you giving a guiding hand all the way.