Jessica Bird

Jessica Bird is Editor of Specialist Finance Introducer and Associate Editor of Mortgage Introducer
academy fees

The suspension of fees will support nearly 400 current member firms, but will also apply to any new firms applying for full membership.

The building society is in the process of refreshing a number of mortgage-related products in line with current market conditions.

reduced income

15% have experienced a drop in their finances, and 19% have had to make an emergency budget to manage during lockdown.

online quote

When the COVID-19 lockdown first started, SmartSearch warned that it was no longer safe to rely on physical documents for onboarding customers.

Currently, Shawbrook uses automated valuation models (AVMs) to support the application process for single dwellings up to 75% loan-to-value ratio (LTV).

website visitors

The hub provides resources and advice aimed at supporting advisers through the global pandemic.

The building society had previously temporarily withdrawn new customer lending above 75% LTV via brokers or online, enabling it to focus support on existing members and ongoing applications.

The integration aims to save advisers time on administration, allowing them to focus on delivering valuable advice to clients.

To assist brokers in keeping on top of these changes, an additional section of Mortgage Brain’s existing criteria-based sourcing system Criteria Hub has gone live.

when lockdown ends

SpicerHaart’s Neil Knight said: “The March property market was a ‘game of two halves’.”