Flower director Trevor Youens is to leave the company and join Home Information Pack specialist the Live Organisation, at the end of this month.Youens has been with Flower for four years but says it’s time to move on. He will be joining Live, part of the First Title Group, as director in a few weeks. He says: “I have been with Flower for four years. I took it on when it was struggling and have played a part in building the business to the success it is today. “But now it’s time to move on and I’ll be leaving Flower at the end of the month to join the Live Organisation.” Youens feels his past experience in the brokerage market will be a benefit to him when he joins Live. He says: “I think my experience will be of great benefit. HIPs will have a major impact on the mortgage industry – in fact, I think they will make much more of an impact than many people currently imagine.” Youens has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years, since leaving school. Previous roles for Youens include working as an administration manger for an appointed representative of Royal and SunAlliance, being an administrator at Equity and Law in High Wycombe and various other sales and operational roles in the financial services sector.
In his opening speech at the Mortgage Business Expo, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries director-general Chris Cummings warned that year on year change had not only undermined consumer confidence but also impaired brokers’ ability to do business. But, he says, regulation is a necessary evil that brokers must make work. Cummings says brokers must improve administration […]
While lead generation companies continue to have a less than wholesome image it can’t be denied they are playing an increasingly important part in the mortgage industry. Savvy brokers consider all methods of securing new business and it’s not just smaller intermediaries that find lead generation companies useful.
Lead generation has to be a two-way street to work effectively, says paaleads.com. During a seminar at last week’s Mortgage Business Expo Vanessa Blount, head of paaleads.com, spoke about the benefits of lead generation. There has recently been concern over whether it is worth paying upfront for leads that may not be genuine or lead […]
From Andrew Brownlie This is a warning to anyone thinking of joining a new packaging company by the name of Britannia Finance and Mortgages. I joined the company on September 14 as a BDM after turning down another good position due to Britannia Finance’s persistence and good offer. The thing I questioned on accepting the […]
Health cash plan provider Health Shield has won two UK financial awards in the same year for the first time. The Crewe firm beat several brands in the health insurance sector to win Best Cash Plan at the Cover Excellence Awards and Best Cash Plan Provider at the Health Insurance Awards in October.
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