The privately-owned mortgage and protection networks, HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network, have announced the appointment of five new compliance officers to work directly with members across the UK.
Working from the Leicester office, they will provide further resource for file checking and audit, as well as support the membership processing team who are handling record numbers of applications from firms and individuals looking to join the network.
According to Gavin Earnshaw, compliance director of HLPartnership, the success that the business enjoyed last year and the projections for new members and extra business in 2019 made the decision to invest in additional support very easy.
He said: “Despite the external uncertainty caused by Brexit, we are confident in planning further compliance recruitment through Q1 as applications for membership are particularly strong and the pipeline for new business is very healthy.”
“We are committed to providing the structure and support services that advisers, who specialise in mortgages and protection, need. Our success stems from recognising that all advisers are not the same.”
Feedback that the firm gets from new members suggest that mortgage and protection advisers tend to be treated as the poor relations in networks which cater for other disciplines such as pensions and investment specialists, Earnshaw stated.
“This reinforces our belief that building a natural home for mortgage and protection specialists creates a sound business platform, both now and in the future.”