Mortgage Talk announces franchise

Amanda Jarvis

May 9, 2006

Founded in 1991, the south Devon based company becomes South Yorkshire based Mortgage Talk's most geographically removed franchisee.

Peter Birch, chairman of Mortgage Talk, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nigel and the teams from each of his five branches on board. Although our respective head offices are almost 300 miles apart, our well-established systems enable us to communicate, liaise, discuss and make all necessary arrangements to ensure the success of this exciting alliance. In fact, once we had made the decision to co-operate and work closely together, this was one of the smoothest transitions I can recall.”

With five offices in the south Devon area and a sixth scheduled to open shortly in Paignton, Nigel Green now have a strategic base covering the Teignbridge and Torquay areas.

Commenting on the recent company growth, as well as the recent decision to become associated with Mortgage Talk, Nigel said: “We launched our company during one of the worst recessions in recent history. Despite this, we were confident that, by adopting a customer focused approach, we could become successful and develop. The last fifteen years have confirmed that our understanding of the market place and the needs of our clients was correct and has resulted in us being able to expand our operations over a wider geographic range.

“We remain very much committed to finding, training and motivating the best people to work with us, and this has been crucial in maintaining our record of success. There is simply no substitute for employing competent, interested, knowledgeable and caring staff. They are the ones who can offer the best advice and put client's minds at ease during a period of potential significant stress.”

According to Mortgage Talk's Peter Birch, the recruitment of Nigel Green to Mortgage Talk's portfolio of franchisees demonstrates the advantage to estate agencies in outsourcing their mortgage related business to financial services experts.

Birch added: “We remain delighted at the response we have received to Mortgage Talk's franchise opportunity. Recent FSA regulations have already proved a huge incentive for estate agents to seek alliances with experts such as Mortgage Talk, as well as helping them to improve their bottom line profit.

“Mortgage Talk's franchise opportunity provides estate agents with excellent financial services revenue, coupled with easily managed administration. We are delighted to welcome Nigel Green to the Mortgage Talk franchise team, and look forward to an excellent working relationship.”

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