Special Features

This section holds special features of interest for our Members, including interviews and debates that offer a you an insider's view into key topics and scenarios that could be of interest when talking with clients.

The perfect channel to develop your industry understanding and get to know specialist lenders.

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Roma Finance - a true customer for life proposition.

18 September 2020

Roma Finance - a true customer for life proposition.

Roma Finance’s Scott Marshall discusses their Customer For Life proposition – an innovative solution that meets the needs of both the client and the broker in its flexibility, money saving opportunities and commission earned.

The proposition couldn’t be simpler or indeed more supportive for your clients.  In essence by changing the products at the varying stages of development, you can release your client from expensive products, moving them to one that better meets their needs, doing away with the expensive and unnecessary funding option, in favour of one that meets the next stage of development.

The service had been developed around benefiting the customer, whilst making it clear that the customer remains with the broker throughout every stage. Your client can also access the equity being built at each stage in the development and this only engenders trust between the broker and the client and is therefore ideal for customer retention.  The topic is one Scott is passionate about – listen now for full detail.

Masthaven – an introduction and examination of the benefits

27 August 2020

Masthaven – an introduction and examination of the benefits

Richard Deacon  and Rob Barnard (Masthaven) join Adam Tyler (FIBA) and Martin Reynolds (SimplyBiz Mortgages) for a discussion examining the support available to FIBA and SimplyBiz Mortgages members through Masthaven Bank. 

From a simple start, to becoming a fully authorised bank, Masthaven’s principles have remained the same regarding their commitment to the support they offer to brokers and advisers, but by now being a bank, this has moved the goalposts and allowed then to open even more specialist lending opportunities.

Hear how Masthaven’s funding allows them to work across all areas, delving into  the breadth of what Masthaven can offer – quoted as being a one stop specialist lending shop  -  and how their AVM policy  has supported business in lockdown.

Richard and Rob are pleased to details their current approach to lending, having not changed their pricing during the pandemic, and explain how their recently released Broker Portal  works and the great feedback received.  Learn how best to interact with Masthaven and more about their recent survey and broker and advisers thoughts on the market. 

***** A must watch!

A very Precise interview with Adam Tyler

27 August 2020

A very Precise interview with Adam Tyler

As you would expect from the title – our interviewer, on this occasion, is Roger Morris, Group Distribution Director  with One Savings Bank – encompassing Precise Mortgages who turns the table on the interviews with Lenders to date by turning interviewer himself.

Adam and Roger discuss the  opportunities for Specialist Lenders, FIBA’s approach and belief in the development of its broker members with the aim of raising the standards within the sector.  They cover a number of topics and also take time to review the significant interest in the recent Buy to Let webinars run in conjunction with FIBA and Precise Mortgages.

This interview holds some strong insight into the management of FIBA and also the approach ion supporting its Members whether as the association or in conjunction with lenders.