Trigold says that the results of its latest survey show that the majority of brokers only want to source products from those available to brokers.
But 33% of brokers say they do plan to offer direct products in the advice process at some point in the future and Trigold says that as a result it will be updating its system to include direct deals by the end of Q1 2009.
David Aylmer, business development and marketing director at Trigold, says: “We are now aware that a proportion of brokers would like to be able to review direct deals for research purposes.
“With seven out of 10 brokers using Trigold we feel we have a responsibility to provide the tools that all our users require and adapt to an ever changing market place.
“In terms of display, we were also made aware by our users how important it is that the displaying of direct products is not the default view but brokers can instead select to add these to the source results screen at their choosing for research purposes.
“We will be building the system on this basis and we expect to release it to our users as a part of a range of product enhancements by the end of the first quarter of this year.”
Aylmer claims that the only people shouting about direct products and seemingly desperate to keep this topic high profile appear to be those with a sales agenda.
He says: “Now that brokers have the power to research both direct and intermediary deals on the UK’s leading sourcing system, we believe that brokers can get on with the job in hand which is helping their clients find the most appropriate mortgage for their needs.”