Nationwide Intermediary Solutions scooped Lender of The Year, Carrington took home Overall Broker of the Year and Aldermore won Specialist Lender of The Year.
It’s the first time a new market entrant has been chosen for Openwork’s ‘best of breed’ panel, and sees Guardian appear alongside current incumbents: Aviva, Legal & General, Vitality Life, Zurich and LV=.
The session featuring these renowned sector luminaries tackles a broad range of areas including increasing FOS limits, the value of advice, the advice gap and the challenges currently facing the adviser community.
Up to 1,000 advisers are expected to attend one of 10 roadshows across the country, which run for the next four weeks until 5 April, with presenters from provider partners and Openwork.
MCI, which provides members with a suite of services including a comprehensive lender panel, now has access protection product options, as well as the proactive expertise, training, development and marketing support that Auxilium is offering.
Speaking after launching CLS Money’s new service, Talk Mortgages, which enables customers to arrange a video call and speak to a qualified mortgage expert within minutes, he said that technology should be welcomed and not feared.
PMS and Sesame mortgage completions rose by 12% in 2018 to £41.9bn, a £4.4bn increase on the previous year, from £37.5bn in 2017.
The deal was for an experienced landlord who required the funding for business purposes and involved a £1.2m capital raise across a 21-unit portfolio of commercial, residential and mixed-use properties, with the additional funding used for business reasons.
These additions are available with all new LV= protection, business protection and retirement policies.
The network will roll out IRESS’ XPLAN Mortgage to its 170 advisers.