Together launches with Brilliant Solutions and Mortgage Support Network

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John Truswell

Specialist lender Together is expanding its distribution by today (July 9) launching new partnerships with Brilliant Solutions mortgage club and the Mortgage Support Network (MSN).

As part of Together’s roll out to clubs and networks, intermediaries will now be able to access the lender’s full range of first charge mortgage products, which are aimed at customers who are underserved by high street banks and building societies.

John Truswell, pictured, head of national accounts at Together, said:

“We already have long-standing links with Brilliant Solutions through their commercial packaging work, so we know their reputation as one of the most respected distributers in the business.

“Mortgage Support Network has established itself as a major player since it was founded in 2002, and places a huge emphasis on its members’ service and quality. The network’s success is clearly demonstrated by the fact they now have more than a hundred advisors working with them.

“We’re really looking forward to forging closer partnerships with Brilliant Solutions and MSN to help their customers get the mortgages they need, as we expand our reach even further.”

Together, an award-winning lender established more than 44 years ago, uses expert underwriters to review each case on its merits, rather than relying on strict criteria to make lending decisions.

Its residential mortgage products are designed for customers who may not fit the mainstream mould; they could be self-employed or have a complex income, for example, be buying a non-standard home or through Right to Buy or shared ownership, or a combination of these factors.  Last week, Together launched its lowest ever residential mortgage rate of 3.59% for customers in these situations and those who may have had a minor credit blip in the past.

In the last year, the lender has widened its distribution by forging new partnerships with some of the country’s most respected mortgage clubs and networks, whose intermediaries can access Together’s products through the lender’s My Broker Venue (MBV) portal.

Matthew Arena, managing director at Brilliant Solutions, said:

“Together’s common sense approach to lending is really refreshing and fits neatly with our own ethos. There are an increasing number of people looking for mortgages who may be in more complex situations and Together’s personalised service and manual underwriting will mean our brokers being able to place cases which could be too tricky for other lenders.”

Shaun Almond, managing director at MSN, said:

“In what can be a very challenging area of the market, I’m sure the approach and attitude of Together will be greatly appreciated by our members. We are looking forward to a successful partnership”