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SMS offers LifeQuote to DA brokers

Solent Mortgage Services has today announced it is offering the services of LifeQuote to its directly authorised brokers via the SMS extranet, The Port Hole, and its website.

Brokers can access life protection, critical illness and income protection products available from the main product providers, via a single online point of access.

Kelvin Cooper, managing director for SMS, says: “Not only do we want brokers to be able to access market leading mortgage products but also other services which complement the service they offer customers. LifeQuote has a superb proposition which just adds value to the usability of our site as well as to brokers customers.

Richard Verdin, sales and marketing director at LifeQuote, says: The deal between SMS and LifeQuote represents a truly complementary relationship between two brands which are at the top of their respective fields. Through the SMS extranet and website we can project the LifeQuote service to a greater number of brokers who in turn can access best of breed insurance products to go with their SMS mortgages.


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