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Exclusive Connections teams up with Affirmative

Financial services provider Exclusive Connections has added Affirmative Finance to its bridging panel.

Matthew Arena, managing director of Exclusive Connections, says: “In these challenging times, it’s critical that we offer our members access to lenders who can not only offer cutting edge products, but are committed and focused on the intermediary lending avenue.

“Affirmative has long championed the cause of the intermediary and can offer our members the service and products they deserve and we are delighted to welcome them to our panel.”

Roger Morris a business development manager at Affirmative Finance, says: “We are looking forward to working closely with the members of Exclusive Connections.

“Securing the opportunity to work alongside one of the oldest and most respected intermediary financial services providers is a real coup for Affirmative Finance and I believe this clearly demonstrates that Affirmative understands packaging and distribution better than any other lender in this field.

“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to provide our services to Exclusive Connections, whose strength, through recent, testing times for the whole industry, is an inspiration.”


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