Mortgageforce takes on Devon brokerage

Mortgageforce has taken on 14 new brokers as part of an 18-month expansion plan by adding Devon-based brokerage Mortgages and Financial Solutions to its franchise operation.

Kevin Duffy, chief executive officer of mortgageforce, says: “These additions are experienced and resourceful practitioners.

“They will hit the ground running and I am delighted to be working again with Simon Bucknell, managing director of MAFSL, who is one of the industry’s best product technicians.”

He adds: “This brings our number of franchise outlets up to 180 but given that we now intermediate for over 460 building society branches we want to grow our headcount even further.”

Bucknell says: “These are tough times for brokers. What appealed to me most about the mortgageforce proposition was its parentage and strong capital position, its national reach and the respect that lenders and consumers have for the brand.”