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The Accord Mortgages Growth Series Podcast

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The Growth Series Podcast is a dedicated resource that aims to help mortgage brokers of all sizes scale and grow their business using digital and communications marketing techniques.

The Growth Series Podcast is a dedicated resource that aims to help mortgage brokers of all sizes scale and grow their business using digital and communications marketing techniques.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Growth Series Podcast is a dedicated resource that aims to help mortgage brokers of all sizes scale and grow their business using digital and communications marketing techniques.

Language:

English


Episodes

#59 - The lowdown on commercial lending

4/15/2021
In episode 59 of the Growth Series podcast, Mike Davies, Head of Development at Yorkshire Building Society (YBS), is joined by Haydn Thomas, Chief Commercial Officer at Cornerstone Finance Group. In this episode, Mike and Haydn discuss commercial lending, the impact of Covid-19 and where the market is headed next.

Duration:00:46:26

#58 - Predictions for 2021 with UK Finance and IMLA (part two)

4/1/2021
In episode 58 of the Growth Series podcast, Jeremy Duncombe, Managing Director at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Charles Roe, Director of Mortgages at UK Finance, and Rob Thomas, Principle Researcher at the Intermediaries Mortgage lending Association (IMLA). In this episode, Jeremy, Charles and Rob discuss their recent reports about the state of mortgages for 2021. This episode is part two of a two-part series.

Duration:00:26:10

#57 - Predictions for 2021 with UK Finance and IMLA (part one)

3/17/2021
In episode 57 of the Growth Series podcast, Jeremey Duncombe, Managing Director at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Charles Roe, Director of Mortgages at UK Finance, and Rob Thomas, Principle Researcher at the Intermediaries Mortgage lending Association (IMLA). In this episode, Jeremy, Charles and Rob discuss their recent reports about the state of mortgages for 2021. This episode is part one of a two part series.

Duration:00:15:13

#56 - Representing women in financial services

3/8/2021
In episode 56 of the Growth Series podcast, Nadine Edwards, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Louisa Sedgwick, Chair of IMLA and Managing Director for Vida Home Loans, Nicola Firth, CEO and Founder of Knowledge Bank, and Niki Cooke, Head of Intermediary at Twenty7Tec. In this episode, Nadine, Louisa, Nicola, and Niki celebrate International Women’s Day by taking a look at what it means to be a successful woman in financial services.

Duration:00:42:10

#55 - Supporting clients in challenging times

2/11/2021
In episode 55 of the Growth Series podcast, Nadine Edwards, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, speaks with Sharon Trinder, Compliance Director at MAB to discuss how providing support for clients has never been more important for advisers. With unprecedented events causing new anxieties and new challenges to confront, it can be difficult for brokers to identify their clients changing needs. Nadine and Sharon consider which techniques can help brokers continue to provide a...

Duration:00:22:27

#54 - New Year 2021 Insights - Part 2

1/28/2021
In episode 54 of the Growth Series podcast, Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager - Proposition Development at Accord Mortgages, speaks with two selected industry experts to discuss what they learned through 2020, a year more eventful than most, and looks forward to how they plan to approach 2021. Nicola is joined by Greg Cunnington, Director of Lender Relationships and New Homes at Alexander Hall, and David O’Leary, Policy Director at The Home Builders Federation.

Duration:00:32:08

#53 - New year 2021 insights

1/14/2021
In episode 53 of the Growth Series podcast, Iain Cunningham, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, speaks with a select group of industry experts to discuss what they learned through 2020, a year more eventful than most, and look forward to how they plan to approach 2021. Iain is joined by Seb Murphy, Head of Finance & Brand Partnerships at JLM Mortgages, Martin Reynolds, CEO of SimplyBiz, Jane Benjamin, Director, Mortgages at Sesame Bankhall Group and Danny Belton, Head of Lender...

Duration:00:38:38

#52 - Working With First-time Buyers During A Pandemic

1/12/2021
In episode 52 of the Growth Series podcast, Katie Pepper, Communications Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Cheryl Roulston, Mortgage Team Leader at Bespoke Financial Group. In her role, Cheryl is a mortgage and protection adviser, who also manages a team of 5 more advisers. In this episode, Cheryl and Katie take a look into the obstacles that the pandemic has created for first-time buyers, and how advisers are positioned to help.

Duration:00:10:55

#51 - Help-to-Buy - Insights into the new scheme

12/3/2020
In episode 51 of the Growth Series podcast, Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Stacey Wood, National Newbuild and Surveying Relationship Manager at Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG). In her role, Stacey supports advisers by providing knowledge and insight into the newbuild world. In this episode, Stacey and Nicola take a look into the current Help-to-Buy scheme and what changes will take place when the new one comes into action. (Read more:...

Duration:00:20:33

#50 - Buy to let – What’s the outlook post-pandemic?

11/12/2020
In episode 50 of the Growth Series podcast, Andy Millard, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Jeni Browne, Business Development Director from Mortgages for Business. An award-winning firm, Mortgages for Business was voted Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Broker at the What Mortgage Awards in both 2019 and 2020. Andy and Jeni discuss the world of Buy-to-Let and its outlook in the wake of Covid-19.

Duration:00:27:23

#49 - Creating a healthy workplace culture

10/8/2020
In episode 49 of the Growth Series podcast, Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Dom Scott, Managing Director at Alexander Hall, and Tom Davies, Sales Director at Alexander Hall. Alexander Hall is an award-winning mortgage advisory firm that has put clear and significant effort into workplace wellbeing. Together, Nicola, Dom and Tom discuss the necessity of investing in employees. This episode explores both the way that the Alexander Hall team...

Duration:00:43:51

#48 - Virtual Networking

9/29/2020
This special episode on how brokers can network at a time where physical networking may not be possible features three guest speakers. Katie Pepper, External Communications Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Rebecca Andrew, Financial Adviser at Eleven:Eleven, Richard Bassinder, Social Media Manager at YBS, and Makayla Everitt, Head of Mortgages at SimplyBiz. Together, they draw on their own experiences to discuss how to network online. The first guest is Rebecca Andrew. She discusses...

Duration:00:45:09

#47 - Data Insight Part 2

9/4/2020
In the second part of a two part episode on how brokers can use data to grow their business, Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager at Accord, is joined by Nathan Reilly, Head of Lender Relationships at Twenty7Tec, and Darren Scott, Insight and Performance Consultant at Accord Mortgages. Together, they discuss ways that mortgage intermediaries can use data collection and analytics to improve their service and grow their business. The first guest is Nathan Reilly. Nathan argues that...

Duration:00:39:03

#46 - Data Insight Part 1

9/3/2020
In part one of a two part episode on how brokers can use data to grow their business, Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager at Accord, is joined by Sally Laker, Managing Director of Mortgage Intelligence. Since Sally joined the business when it was a start-up back in 1996, Mortgage Intelligence has grown by acquisition to become one of the country's most exciting mortgage networks. Together, Nicola and Sally discuss how brokers can use customer insight to grow their business and how a...

Duration:00:22:08

#45 - Running a successful and engaging social media channel

7/28/2020
In episode 45 of the Growth Series podcast, Richard Bassinder, Social Media Manager at YBS, talks to Chris Targett who runs Social for Brokers, a business dedicated to improving mortgage brokers’ social media presence. Together, they delve into the world of social media, discussing how mortgage brokers can use their various channels to grow their business. Chris draws on his experiences of working with mortgage broker clients to advocate an approach that balances light-hearted content with...

Duration:00:51:32

#44 - Supporting clients through change (2)

7/7/2020
In episode 44 of the Growth Series podcast, Dominic Hodge, Mortgage Propositions Manager at PRIMIS and Andy Millard, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, discuss how they have adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic, both at work and at home. Together, they cover the “new normal”, outlining the challenges - and benefits - this has brought to the mortgage community.

Duration:00:23:12

#43 - Supporting clients through change (1)

7/2/2020
In episode 43 of the Growth Series podcast, Katie Pepper, Communications Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Jack Scarff, a Senior Mortgage and Protection Consultant at The Mortgage Broker. Jack works with clients who have varying and sometimes complex needs. Together, Katie and Jack discuss the current environment around mortgages and what brokers can do now to grow their business.

Duration:00:28:34

#42 - Adapting to our changing world (7)

6/25/2020
In episode 42 of the Growth Series podcast, Katie Pepper, External Communications Manager at Accord, is joined by Neil Bage, Director of Behavioural Insight at Be-IQ. Neil’s career has led him on a fascinating journey. Originally starting as a P.E. teacher, today Neil is a specialist in human behaviour, focusing on how people make consumer decisions and measure risk. Five years ago, he founded Be-IQ and quickly built a strong reputation in the financial services industry. Together, Neil and...

Duration:00:45:17

#41 - Adapting to our changing world (6)

6/18/2020
In episode 41 of the Growth Series podcast, Iain Cunningham, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Danny Belton, Head of Lender Relationships at L&G Mortgage Club. Now going for 25 years, L&G Mortgage Club is the longest-running mortgage club in the UK. Together, Iain and Danny discuss how L&G Mortgage Club has enabled its employees to manage working from home and the constant changes seen throughout the UK lockdown.

Duration:00:33:23

#40 - Adapting to our changing world (5)

6/10/2020
In episode 40 of the Growth Series podcast, Nadine Edwards, Corporate Account Manager at Accord, is joined by Makayla Everitt, Head of Mortgages at SimplyBiz. Makayla has worked in the mortgage industry for over 20 years and has spent eight of those years at SimplyBiz. SimplyBiz is one of the largest compliance and support service providers, working with members who include over 3,700 mortgage advisers. In a time where much of the UK is working from home due to Covid-19, Nadine and Makayla...

Duration:00:34:07