The Property Franchise Group has teamed up with Legal & General and London & Country to offer their customers mortgages across the whole of the market.
The Property Franchise Group, the UK’s largest property franchisor with 287 offices nationwide trading under various brand names including Martin & Co, Whitegates, CJ Hole, Parkers and Ellis & Co, hope that the new financial services arm will help to significantly boost company profits.
London & Country, the UK’s largest fee free mortgage broker with a 3 per cent market share, expect to arrange in the region of £9 billion worth of mortgages and process 43,000 applications this year, of which 20 per cent are buy-to-let.
Phillip Cartwright, Managing Director of London & Country, commented, “Our partnership with The Property Franchise Group is mutually beneficial and we are delighted to be associated with the UK’s largest property franchisor. They have one of the biggest client bases in the sector and we are looking forward to helping their customers take advantage of our award winning, fee free service.”
The new financial service offered by The Property Franchise Group will be available via telephone and online.
“We chose telephone and web fulfilment because people are busy and do not find it convenient to attend long meetings with mortgage advisors,” said Ian Wilson (left), CEO of The Property Franchise Group. “Once you are a customer you can track the progress of your case online. You know the mortgage is the best in the market for your needs and you will pay no fee for the advice.”
Century 21 grows
Meanwhile, the owner of the Cameron Adams offices in Leytonstone and Stratford, Kamran Younis, has renewed his agreement with the Century 21 UK franchisor, extending the relationship across both offices to a combined 25-year term.
“Since we joined Centruy 21 UK 10 years ago, we have benefited immensely from being part of the Group, the brand presence it offers, especially internationally, and the reach it has across multiple territories,” said Kamran.
Rob Clifford, Chief Executive of Century 21 UK, added, “When we acquired the licence for Century 21 UK three years ago, part of our aim of course was to build the office network across the country but we also wanted to give existing office owners plenty of reasons to stay with the Group and to broaden their structure. When a multi-office owner like Kamran commits to renewing their agreements across those offices there is a deep level of satisfaction for us because it has been our aim to deliver all the support and opportunity that would allow existing owners to do this.”