Advice and distribution firm Origen has become the first company to sign up its entire mortgage team for the Institute of Financial Services advanced mortgage advice qualification Advanced CeMAP.
The seven-strong Origen mortgage team, headed by Wayne Gibbs, was formed in February 2005. Its team of mortgage brokers are spread across Origen’s branches in London and the South, with advice being core to the process of providing fully independent service to its clients.
Gareth Marr, chief executive of Origen, says: “We are delighted that Wayne and his team have signed up for the voluntary Advanced CeMAP exams and this endorses our commitment within Origen to furthering professional development.”
Mark Roberts, head of faculty financial regulation at the IFS, says: “Advanced CeMAP brings together the current key areas of the FSA focus, Treating Customers Fairly and home reversion schemes. Taking Advanced CeMAP demonstrates to both the regulator and customer that Origen advisers are committed to maintaining professional competence and compliance.”