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Equity Release Solutions appoints BDM

Equity Release Solutions has appointed Mike Lewis as business development manager.

Lewis was previously equity release operations manager with NHFA Care Fees Advice.

Kevin Stelfox, managing director of ERS, says ERS is currently expanding its specialist adviser team to ensure that full national coverage can be given to our clients on a face to face basis.

As well as assisting in recruitment of new advisers, Mike will be responsible for identifying further business opportunities where we can assist brokers who are not actively involved within equity release.

“ERS joins the Safe Homes Income Plans lender panel, from July onwards, will not accept business from advisers without the relevant lifetime qualifications.


Swift appoints finance director

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DB to launch direct-to-broker offering

DB Mortgages is to launch a direct-to-broker online proposition but has assured packagers that it is not turning its back on them.The proposition will be piloted by an as-yet unnamed network and mortgage club. The products will be similar to those already available through pack-agers and the lender says it will be a soft launch […]

Leads that brokers should follow

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