The Society of Mortgage Professionals has relaunched and appointed a cross-sector board of industry figures to represent the wider views and interests of the mortgage profession.
A brand new website containing good practice guides on second charge mortgages, bridging, protection and the Senior Managers & Certification Regime are immediately available and form a new hub of relevant content for members.
A good practice guide to later life mortgages and technology will be produced in early 2020.
The new board is chaired by David Thomas, joint managing partner of Chadney Bulgin, and consists of Liz Syms, CEO of Connect For Intermediaries; Bob Hunt, CEO of Paradigm Mortgage Services; Dean Mirfin, chief product officer for KR Group; Marie Grundy, sales director of West One Loans; Esther Dijkstra, director of strategic partnerships at Lloyds Banking Group; Carlos Thibaut, CEO of 360 Dot Net; Mark Hutchinson, member marketing and societies director of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society; Matt Hall, strategy and operations manager of the CII, and Keith Richards, CEO of the PFS.
Webinars and podcasts will also be produced by the society plus several educational events will be held across the country in spring 2020.
Members can find out more about these events via the society’s website – www.smp.org.uk.
Thomas said: “With the increasing dynamism and complexity of the mortgage market, this is the perfect time to relaunch the Society of Mortgage Professionals.
“I am hugely excited to be leading a board of talented mortgage professionals, and it is my aim that we deliver value to members at all stages of their career development.
“With almost 10,000 members, we have a real opportunity to effect positive change in the sector, encouraging the highest professional standards and playing a key role in maintaining public trust.
“For many individuals, buying a property is the largest purchase they are likely to make in their life, so it is absolutely crucial they receive the highest quality advice from skilled professionals.
“By promoting continuous learning and development, the Society of Mortgage Professionals aims to ensure its members deliver exactly that.”
Mark Hutchinson, member marketing and societies director of the Chartered Insurance Institute, added: “The board of the Society of Mortgage Professionals consists of high profile, experienced professionals from multiple disciplines from within the sector and therefore reflects the way the mortgage advice profession is evolving.”
You will be able to find out more about the relaunch in this week’s SoundAdvice podcast, available on Friday.