Mortgage Next forms alliance with AXA

Independent mortgage distribution network Mortgage Next has formed a strategic alliance with AXA Adviser Network as part of AXA&#39s Mortgage Solutions.

This integrated support package provides advisers with a market wide choice of lenders through a customised Trigold mortgage aggregator package backed up by a general insurance and compliance support package.

Mortgage Next will provide product design skills and negotiate exclusive product terms for AXA&#39s advisers. The comprehensive support package, backed by exacting service standards, includes a fast-track procuration fees service, enabling payments to be made within 24 hours of completion.

Mortgage Next has appointed Kate Horne as business development manager to provide dedicated sales support to the AXA Advisor Network and champion new product and marketing initiatives.

Martin Maynard, managing director of Mortgage Next, says: “Mortgage Next is excited to be part of this unique mortgage proposition being offered by AXA. With the changes to regulation and distribution, we feel that more companies will be forming strategic alliances.

“Depolarisation is forcing lenders to find different avenues to reach their customers and we feel that network propositions such as AXA&#39s Mortgage Solutions are the future of mortgage distribution.”

Keith Atkinson, managing director of the AXA Adviser Network, says: “Mortgage Solutions is the most comprehensive mortgage support package offered by any life office. By integrating all the key services that are involved in the mortgage sales process, we&#39re providing an unprecedented level of assistance to advisers.

“As well as reducing costs for both the adviser and consumer, Mortgage Solutions provides a high level of flexibility and choice. We&#39re confident that it will play a central role in bringing advisers to the AXA brand.”