Accord had an existing relationship with Connells through Chelsea Building Society’s intermediary lending arm Chelsea Intermediary Services, which ceased operating in October last year as part of the integration of Chelsea’s services with its merger partner, the Yorkshire.
Karen Faulkner, mortgage services development manager of Connells, says: “We are delighted to build on our longstanding relationship with Chelsea Building Society by having Accord Mortgages join our Restricted Lender Panel and at a key point as we expand our sales force by a further 100 mortgage consultants.
’We look forward to working alongside the Accord team to ensure we provide our customers with the widest range of competitive mortgage products.”
Chris Maggs, divisional manager south of Accord Mortgages, says: “At Accord we focus on developing key intermediary lending partnerships and we’re delighted to be working with Connells.
’The Connells Group offers quality controlled mortgage distribution alongside its estate agency and new homes services and is well placed in the intermediary market to drive new business and ensure people find the mortgage deal they need to secure the property they want.”