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Brightstar links up with Intrinsic

Specialist distributor Brightstar Financial has made the first of a number of high profile distributor appointments with Intrinsic Financial Services.

As part of the deal, Intrinsic’s 1600 plus advisors will get access to Brightstar’s suite of specialist lending products that include the UK’s cheapest bridge and second charge.

Rob Jupp, managing director at Brightstar, says: “I have been a great admirer of Intrinsic’s model since their launch in 2006 and am delighted to be working with their advisors.”

Stephen Fryett, sales director of Intrinsic, says: “We have known Rob and his team for a number of years and feel comfortable and confident that they will be able to deliver added value to our advisers.”


Scheme could be a good thing that goes bad like SAMs

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