F4B Network hits 100 AR milestone


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The F4B Network has announced that it has just signed up its 100th appointed representative (AR).

Launched in February 2021, the F4B Network was created on the back of growing demand from intermediary introducers who had previously benefitted from the vast expertise of its packaging partner – First 4 Bridging – across the specialist lending markets.

The number of ARs affiliated with the mortgage and protection network has grown steadily over the past 18 months and culminated in a surge of recent sign-ups over the summer to reach this significant milestone.

The F4B network continues to assemble a wide-ranging lending panel consisting of mainstream, buy-to-let, specialist and short-term finance lenders, plus an array of protection and GI providers.

In addition, it also offers full compliance support and a tech package consisting of features such as remote file checking, CRM system, research tools and a comprehensive PI insurance package.

Steve Swyny, Commercial Director at F4B, commented:

“At the time of launch we had lofty expectations and whilst we didn’t enter the network space with any specific targets or timeframes in mind, it feels significant to now have 100 ARs working with us across the UK.

It’s been an enlightening, challenging and highly rewarding journey so far. However, this is only the beginning as we will continue to evolve our offering and provide our advisers with access to a comprehensive range of lenders and service providers, in addition to the tools and support to meet their clients ever-changing needs.

This is not simply a numbers game. It remains vital to maintain the right balance between quality and quantity as we invest heavily in the development process and in growing with our members, and this is an area where we can’t afford to take our eye off the ball going forward.”