Bower Retirement Services is expanding its referral service to help introducers grow their business with specialist advice and market expertise.
It has appointed Clara Curtis as national account manager at Bower Partnerships and improved its website. Curtis has more than 14 years’ experience in financial services including time at equity release specialists Hodge Lifetime as well as Sun Life Financial, Legal & General and Barclays.
Bower is investing further into the referral service after being appointed as one of four national equity release specialists on the Legal & General Mortgage Club panel.
Advisers and introducers referring clients to Bower Partnerships earn introducer fees and clients will benefit from special deals from lenders offered to Bower including cashback and free valuations.
Geoff Charles, chief executive officer at Bower Retirement Services, said: “Investing further in Bower Partnerships was the logical next step as we are receiving referrals from a range of introducers who wanted to offer specialist advice to clients but did not have the in-house expertise or experience.
“The growth in the equity release market with over-55s releasing more than £5 million a day highlights the demand from clients and the need for introducers to provide the best possible advice while ensuring they do not run the risk and costs of compliance issues.
“Being appointed to the L&G panel and the appointment of a national account manager underline our commitment to growing the business to the benefit of business partners and their clients.”