Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) has today committed itself to the development of its appointed representative (AR) network and PMS mortgage club at its inaugural national mortgage conference at The Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton upon Trent.
John Cowan, Executive Chairman at SBG, told the 500-strong audience this morning that the SBG leadership team is focused on developing a profitable re-structured business which will act in the best interests of mortgage advisers and their customers.
At the event, hosted by ITN news anchor Mary Nightingale, and including representation from over 40 lenders, insurers and support services providers, Cowan outlined how SBG will continue to grow the mortgage division in the coming years.
Commenting, John Cowan said: “We have been working hard to develop a plan to build a profitable and sustainable business for the future, supporting our members to put customers at the heart of everything we do. Our objective in the re-structured SBG is to play to our strengths by continuing to invest in our mortgage business, while also bolstering our support for wealth advisers through Bankhall.”
Andy Briggs, Aviva’s UK and Ireland Life Chief Executive, commented: “The SBG leadership team has a clear plan and focus to build a profitable and sustainable business based on its established strengths in the mortgage intermediary market and Bankhall’s range of professional support services. By continuing the good work and improvements that have already taken place to put the business on a strong footing, I am confident the SBG team will develop a successful, profitable and attractive business.”
John Cupis, Managing Director, Mortgages, at SBG, added: “Our inaugural mortgage conference is one of the ways we are ensuring our members have all the assistance they need to help them grow their businesses further in the coming years. We already have a massively successful network and mortgage club, which through Sesame and PMS represents around 25 per cent of all UK intermediated mortgage lending under one roof. This conference is yet another example of how we continue to support adviser growth."