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Doshpoint develops IFA network

Internet entrepreneur John Whitney is seeking IFAs with mortgage expertise to join a national network of advisers he is developing for Doshpoint, his latest internet venture providing expert mortgage advice to consumers.

Witney, co-founder of Jobserve.com, is aiming to remove the headache for homebuyers searching through the thousands of mortgage products currently available.

David Reaney, partner at Bespoke IFA, says: “We have experienced a number of approaches to lead generation, most of which have been disappointing. The leads from Doshpoint are of good quality, enable us to respond quickly and are excellent value for money. I would recommend them to any broker who is looking for a steady flow of sensible prospects at a reasonable cost.”

Each IFA in Doshpoint&#39s network can choose the postcode areas for which they would like to receive mortgage leads. The area can be as large or as small as the adviser chooses. To get advice on their next mortgage, visitors to the Doshpoint website fill in a secure, online form which takes a minute to complete, before being contacted directly at their preferred appointment time by the IFA covering the postcode area.

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