Harwell Finance Group

New mortgage network Harwell Finance Group launches

Harwell Finance Group, an independent mortgage and protection network run by brokers for brokers, has entered the market.

The network specialises in secured residential, commercial and later life lending, as well as personal and commercial lines protection.

It provides brokers with a range of services, including integrated client management and sourcing systems, ‘expert knowledge forums’ and full IT support.

Harwell’s support package is designed so that broker businesses can develop and grow in an ever-changing regulatory environment. 

This includes membership of mortgage clubs, faster payment of lender fees, comprehensive compliance and supervisory services, learning and development and professional indemnity insurance, as well as protection opportunities or referral options for additional broker revenue.

Harwell was set up by founders Jonathan Harris, managing director of Forensic Property Finance (pictured above), and Paul Stockwell, managing director of Bonaventure Finance, who have a combined 40 years’ experience of writing mortgages and working as appointed representatives and for directly authorised firms.

Jonathan said: “We set up Harwell because we strongly believed there was a better way of accessing the market and transacting business. 

“We felt the personal touch had been lost, while the combination of poorly designed and over complicated processes meant that the broker was made to feel like the least important cog in the wheel.”

Paul added: “Profit is not the sole driving factor behind our decision to launch a network. 

“The overarching principle is to build a network of like-minded brokers who have a vehicle within which they can be successful. 

“Essentially, we know what a broker does and doesn’t need from a network and are providing a similar experience to working for an established firm, but with the autonomy of running your own business.”

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