East Anglian advisory firm Fosters Financial has joined JLM Mortgage Services’ mortgage and protection network.
The AR firm joins JLM adds 16 members of staff to JLM who offer a range of mortgage and protection services.
Fosters Financial offer a range of propositions including buy-to-let, bridging and residential.
In the protection space, the advisory firm offers critical illness, home insurance and landlords’ insurance also.
John Foster (pictured), managing director at Fosters Financial, said: “Joining a new network can be an arduous task but we are very pleased to be a JLM AR firm and to begin working with the team there to develop our proposition and our reach across East Anglia and into London.
“We have been talking to JLM for some time, and as working advisers themselves, they are acutely aware of the issues, pressures and problems that come with this working life, and what can be done in terms of the solutions required.
“That was incredibly appealing when we were looking for a network home.
“Also, within JLM we get all the resource we need, but there is a strong level of autonomy in how we run our business which means we can make decisions quickly and move in the direction we want to move in, all with the backing of the network.
“We have strong ambitions for this business and are looking forward to working with JLM so that we can realise them.”
Rory Joseph, director at JLM Mortgage Services, added: “Forward-thinking firms like Fosters Financial are not ten’a’penny in this industry, so we’re delighted to be able to bring John and his team into the network, where we have no doubt they will thrive.
“There is a real level of innovation in this business and a focus on technology which means services like our Virtual Adviser offering will fit neatly into their proposition.
“When looking to bring AR firms on board we want to be as transparent as possible and ensure the practice operates within the right environment so they can hit the heights.
“It’s very pleasing that John and his team have bought into what we can offer.”