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The Lending Wizard rebrands to Freedom for Intermediaries


The Lending Wizard is rebranding to Freedom for Intermediaries ahead of the Mortgage Credit Directive coming in on 21 March.

The lender, part of Freedom Finance, has also launched a new trading website for brokers and IFAs.

The site will include live case tracking, quick quote calculators and the ability for advisors to produce suitability letters and full details of all offers for their files.

Freedom for Intermediaries head of secured, intermediary & business finance Nicola Mooney says: “We have launched this rebrand ahead of a very important time for the industry with the implementation of the MCD. The new Freedom for Intermediaries site will give advisers a fully compliant suite of products that will help them adapt to the changes that these new rules will bring.

“Over the last year we have been training our team, recruiting the right talent and updating our processes to ensure we and all the intermediaries we work with are fully prepared for the MCD, and we are confident that this new site will ease this process considerably.”


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