Stephen Knight releases autobiography

The mortgage veteran’s autobiography charts his rise from council house poverty to successful businessman, and his subsequent battle with brain cancer.

Knight talks frankly about his career at the lender, as well as about setting up new lender Checkmate, later renamed Portillion, and how it all fell through when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The book tells the story of his illness without self-pity, including what it felt like to be told he had terminal cancer, as well as how he and his family coped, and his miraculous recovery.

It also gives Knight’s insights into the current mortgage market recovery and the journey the market has been on since the sub-prime crash in 2008.

This is Knight’s fourth book. His previous books include ‘The Art of Marketing Mortgages’, published by Collins & Brown in 1997, and ‘Creator and Trader: A Vision for Growth in the UK Mortgage Market’, published by AAPPL in 2006.

Knight said: “In the last 40 years I have experienced poverty, success in my career and a near fatal illness. These experiences are all covered in my book: you choose those which are the most readable.”