Mortgage brokers who have not yet passed CeMAP are being offered a professional lifeline by specialist packager First Mortgage Options .
FMO is rolling out a CeMAP training programme to the broker community on a weekly basis from January 28. The programme of CeMAP 1, 2, 3 and Bridge modules has already catered for the needs of almost 200 intermediaries, with 97% of delegates describing the courses as “excellent”. The programme will conclude at the end of April.
David Espin, training and compliance manager for FMO, says: “As a business we have always been committed to helping brokers and IFAs in key areas of their business. The development of the CeMAP programme is a natural extension of this commitment.
“We have correctly placed a major emphasis on those areas within CeMAP that a mortgage broker needs to have real knowledge about when dealing with consumers. The course also ensures that any technical issues associated with CeMAP are ironed out.”
FMO's first CeMAP course will be run on January 28 in Reading. Thereafter the company's programme will be run weekly at locations in the East and West Midlands, thr North-West, North-East and London.
All courses deliver a solid understanding of CEMAP, raise self-confidence and help delegates understand the types of questions and the way in which they are presented.
FMO managing director Alan Hill adds: “There are many reasons why a broker may not have passed CeMAP – and many of these reasons dictate that companies like FMO should continue to offer assistance for an interim period.
“Our goal is to help mortgage intermediaries develop a professional, high quality business and give them access to a range of services in order to achieve this. By taking this strategy we improve our own and our lender partners' business levels. We believe helping intermediaries pass CeMAP will go some way to meeting this goal in 2003.”
The FMO CeMAP courses offer two days' intensive training and include a course manual, lunch and refreshments and a revision response and support facility by email and fax. For more information, contact David Espin on 08451 295022.