Portal poised for launch

Rachel Bancroft, former managing director of KGB Packaging, will launch her one-stop mortgage portal on October 1.

Mortgage-Portal.co.uk will provide brokers with ideas for boosting revenue. It will feature more than 30 product and service providers, with many offering exclusive deals tailored to portal members.

A separate feature on the website, Property Portal, will allow brokers to market their clients’ pro- perties, including sales and lettings.

Brokers will pay a one-off fee to market properties for an unlimited period but earn a referral fee for each property advertised.

Bancroft says: “We are excited about the launch of Mortgage-Portal and there will be ongoing development of the website. We are offering the services of companies committed to the broker market. In some cases, these services may not be av-ailable to brokers direct.”

“Inclusion on the website is free for providers and there will also be content-managed advertising opportunities at low cost, providing nat-ional coverage at a time when re- sources are stretched.”

Simon Chalk, mortgage and equity release planner at Mortgage Portfolio Services, says: “We’ll be interested in looking at this website when it launches. A lot of portals sound good in theory but their success is down to useability.”