Saffron Building Society has launched a mortgage brokerage service, Saffron Mortgage Finders (SMF).
The service provides specialist advice on mortgage and mortgage protection products from more than 50 lenders.
SMF will operate as an appointed representative of Openwork, a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated business supporting mortgage brokers.
The service will be predominantly phone-based, giving customers access to mortgage advisers from 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays, and 9am to 2.30pm on Saturdays.
Meetings, either in-branch or in the customer’s workplace, will be available on request.
Colin Field (pictured), director of Saffron Mortgage Finders, said: “At Saffron Building Society, we have been dedicated to putting our customers at the very heart of every decision we have made for over 170 years.
“We are passionate about developing solutions to not only provide them with the right products for their needs, but also to accommodate their lifestyles.
“Considering options from 50 of the UK’s best known and most innovative lenders and offering support from a dedicated broker throughout the application process, Saffron Mortgage Finders is another means of allowing us to continue to offer our customers excellent customer service.
“We already work very closely with our network of intermediaries, who are essential partners in helping the majority of our customers benefit from our innovative mortgage products.
“The Saffron Mortgage Finders service will allow us to reach even more consumers, helping them to find a house to call theirs and the protection to ensure they can remain in it too.”