We are pleased to introduce you to our new Mortgage Broker Academy, provided in conjunction with our Financial Services network, Connect for Intermediaries. 
The Academy has been designed to help Assured Funding Brokers become confident and competent advisers, in the specialist mortgage market. 
REGULATION; In the regulated residential mortgage market an adviser must hold a mortgage qualification (typically, CeMap) and be supervised until they can demonstrate they are a competent adviser.  
There is no such requirement in certain parts of the specialist market, so technically someone could set themselves up as a Commercial, Bridging and BTL broker more or less straight away without a qualification, or for many sales, without FCA regulation! However, most lenders will not accept an application from any adviser who is not part of a regulated environment, and Assured Funding Ltd only wants to work with professional advisers who are Client-centric and who understand the compliance requirements. 
Assured Funding Ltd (a specialist, commercial finance broker, with an FCA authorised and regulated registration) has a proposition which is to always provide a professional financial service, for our property investor Clients. 
WHO CAN JOIN US? The Academy will be offered to experienced Brokers and also to inexperienced candidates who are deemed capable, such as brokers returning to the industry, accountants, and property experienced individuals such as Estate or Letting agents who wish to start a new business. 
It may also be offered to those with an interest in property who have experience in customer facing roles looking to move into this sector as the next stage of their career development. 
Full initial and ongoing training, a huge resource library, placement team, packaging service, business development support, ad so much more.... 
The Mortgage Broker Academy is provided without charge. Ongoing membership fees are payable, more details upon request. 
Qualification is not required (residential loans are not part of this course). 
Candidates however should have some knowledge of the property market, have the ability to learn and have access to a PC or laptop with good videocall capability for their online learning. 
Candidates will have the opportunity to review some pre-course material and learning tools to ensure they have a minimum level of knowledge to maximise their learning during the series of Webinars. 
This will include some basic system guides, some core financial services compliance areas such as Money Laundering, Data protection and complaints procedures along with some high level knowledge about the Mortgage market itself. 
Candidates will then attend a series of live online interactive training days which will include: 
1. Core compliance training 
Money Laundering 
Data Protection 
Understanding the mortgage basics 
Treating customers fairly 
2. Specialist knowledge training 
Calculating BTL rental affordability 
HMO and multi-unit property 
Bridge finance- refurbishments and other uses 
Commercial and business funding 
Lender criteria complexities 
3. Researching the market 
Fact finding 
Understanding a credit file 
Understanding accounts and complex income 
Using Research tools like Smart Criteria 
Creating an illustration in Twenty7tec 
Lender resources 
Case studies 
Presenting solutions and closing the sale 
4. Submitting business 
Application process 
Using OMS for submissions 
Using OMS for tracking 
Documentation standards 
Undertaking risk checks 
Customer Service Standards 
5. Generating leads 
Social media 
Email marketing 
Advertising approvals 
Existing customers and personal recommendations 
These sessions will be hosted by the Connect Training team together with lender and provider representatives to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to all attendees. 
Throughout the training programme candidates will have testing to confirm their knowledge and the opportunity to practice cases and receive feedback on them to help with their development and grant them initial permissions to advise. 
Moving forward: 
Learning will continue after the course and candidates will have access to the team to help them successfully find solutions for their cases and feedback on the quality and compliance of their submissions. 
The team will also mentor the candidates growth and development in the months following the course to help them to achieve Competent Adviser Status in their chosen product areas. 
Candidates will also have access to a learning management system where they can continue to grow their knowledge around the industry as a whole and specific lender criteria while earning CPD towards their yearly requirements. 
Fees and charges. Authorisation and Network training fee > Our online webinar course proposition is FREE. As part of your business commitment, there is an ongoing monthly membership / support fee, details to be discussed during interview. Low cost investment for a proven lucrative, long term business opportunity and career. 
What's next?  
To find out more and to secure a place on the next Academy date (subject to availability), complete and send the form below.  
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