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paaleads launches telephone leads service has launched a new telephone qualified mortgage leads service called Qualified by Telephone.

The scheme gives intermediaries greater opportunity to access quality leads and boost business profitability.

The QbT service presents a significant opportunity to pass leads straight to intermediaries without delay.

Whilst on the phone, a team member will confirm the QbT lead is actively seeking mortgage advice and is in a financial position to proceed, thus providing intermediaries the security of knowing there is a commitment to buy.

Once qualified, each QbT lead can be instantly transferred to an intermediary on the other line.

Vanessa Blount, head of, says: We know from experience consumers who telephone are hot to buy. This additional product to our existing service allows intermediaries to speak immediately to leads that are likely to convert. This speedy approach to connecting clients and IFAs makes the process quick and effective for both parties. We welcome new inquiries and look forward to rolling the service out widely.”


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