Together has partnered with mortgage club SimplyBiz Mortgages in a first for the lender, as it continues to widen its distribution.
Founded in 2002, SimplyBiz Mortgages is regarded as one of the largest supporters of directly authorised advisers in the market, and will introduce Together to its 1,700 member firms.
At the same time, Together has announced Personal Touch as the latest broker network to partner with the lender, providing access to its appointed representative (AR) firms across the UK.
Across both of these Together will offer its range of residential mortgages, with loan sizes up to £1 million, capital repayment and interest-only options, no valuation or lender’s legal fees and a five-year fix with no early redemption charges.
Richard Tugwell, group intermediary relationship director at Together, said:
“It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to expand, and we’re really pleased to be working with both SimplyBiz Mortgages and Personal Touch as we reach out to even more brokers across mainland UK.
“We take a common sense approach and consider each case individually, which enables us to deliver positive outcomes for customers, even in very complex cases – whether it’s a mortgage for a self-employed customer, an unusual property type, a customer with a less-than-perfect credit profile, or specific kinds of purchase such as shared ownership or right-to-buy. We can even help when there is a combination of these factors and we’re keen to get that message out more widely.”
Martin Reynolds, CEO at SimplyBiz Mortgages said:
“We support over 3,900 advisers, putting them at the heart of everything we do, so it’s essential for us that we’re offering them a broad range of products to suit different customer needs. Together is firmly established as a leader in the specialist finance sector and we’re really pleased to introduce them to our members.”
Vikki Jefferies, head of proposition at Personal Touch said:
“We’ve added Together to our panel of lenders so that our brokers have access to an even broader range of products and the common sense philosophy that will enable them to assist a wide variety of customers that may not fit the criteria of the mainstream lenders.”
SimplyBiz Mortgages and Personal Touch advisers will now have access to My Broker Venue – Together’s online portal – where they can submit cases and get a full instant decision-in-principle, with support on hand from the lender’s team of experts.
With 43 years’ experience in the specialist lending sector, Together looks beyond mainstream lending criteria and considers each case on its own merits. The business recently announced record results, with annual lending to 30 June 2017 at close to £1.2 billion and a current loan book of more than £2.37 billion.