Brightstar launches later life lending service

Michael Lloyd

August 14, 2018

Brightstar Financial has launched a later life lending service for brokers through a partnership with Sentry Lifetime.

Sentry Lifetime offers whole of market, independent lifetime mortgage advice through a team of FCA regulated professionals who are members of the Equity Release Council.

The partnership means that brokers can now offer a range of equity release solutions, even if they do not hold the relevant qualifications.

Rob Jupp, chief executive officer at Brightstar Financial, said: “Demographics dictate that later life lending is one of the biggest areas of opportunity for brokers, but it is a specialist area and equity release has its own qualifications and separate permissions.

“By launching our later life lending service, we are enabling brokers to diversify their offering whilst maintaining focus on their core areas of business.”

Thomas Webster, managing partner at Sentry Advice, said: “Lifetime mortgages are the most popular form of equity release as they enable the borrower to retain ownership of the property.

“It’s an area of growing demand and our partnership with Brightstar means that brokers can access the opportunity even if they don’t have experience or expertise in this area.

“We will do the hard work and own the advice, but brokers can maintain ownership of the client and take a share of the proc fee.”

The process is simple – just contact Brightstar with a client referral and earn a share of the proc fee upon completion. Brokers will have the peace of mind that Brightstar maintains a no cross-selling guarantee on all referrals.

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