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Zurich signs deal with Mortgage Brain, Trigold and M2000

Zurich Mortgage Network has signed deals with Mortgage Brain, Trigold and Mortgage 2000 to provide all three sourcing systems to its members.

The company says the move will provide members of ZMN with flexibility so as to offer a range of sourcing systems to support its mortgage proposition.

Zurich also says the move also enhances its own software platform, ETi, which enables advisers to complete mortgage, protection and general insurance sales using one electronic sales process.

The company says the deal means that ZMN members will now have free access to a whole range of mortgage lenders, cutting down the time spent searching the market for the right deal.

Richard Coulson, mortgage network director at Zurich, says: “By offering the widest possible choice to Zurich&#39s customers and clients with these major signings, the company is actually practising what it preaches.”


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