London and Midlands centric aggregator Mortgageforce has made a record start to 2019 in spite of Brexit uncertainties.
In the three months to March 31 it facilitated over £400m of loans and is on target to deliver £2bn of loans throughout the calendar year.
It also saw many of its 22 year old trading records smashed, several of which featured OneSavings Bank who had over £40m worth of loans placed with them alone with Mortgageforce’s ‘City grandee’ Ron Walton (pictured, centre, with managing director Kevin Duffy, left, and OSB’s head of sales Adrian Moloney, right).
Walton is one of a dozen ex-John Charcol practitioners now at Mortgageforce , though Duffy was at pains to downplay the suggestion that he had last year sought to collaborate constructively with John Charcol on a joint venture basis.
Duffy said: “That could have been a really constructive engagement. It’s an iconic brand with some really talented folk. But nobody wins them all, and sometimes things happen, or otherwise, for good reason.”
The company will also shortly be making some executive and non-executive appointments aimed at strengthening its board ahead of an expansion in 2020.