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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

#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

#39 - Adapting to our changing world (4)

5/13/2020
In episode 39 of the Growth Series podcast, Nadine Edwards, Corporate Account Manager at Accord, is joined by Paul Lewis, National Development Manager at Mansfield Building Society (MBS). Paul is also part of The Power of 8 lenders cooperative which was set up with the aim of bringing regional lenders from across the UK together to share insight, best practice, and support to brokers. Together, Nadine and Paul explore what changes Mansfield Building Society and the Power of 8 have seen...

Duration:00:28:42

#38 - Adapting to our changing world (3)

5/5/2020
In episode 38 of the Growth Series podcast, Chris Hill, Regional Sales Manager at Accord, is joined by Dan Maskell, Director of Finance Planning Group. FPG offers award-winning mortgage and protection advice throughout the southeast and nationwide. The company prides itself on its care and commitment to expertise as well as on its focus on people. Together, Chris and Dan explore what changes Finance Planning Group and advisers have seen during Covid-19.

Duration:00:28:03

#37 - Adapting to our changing world (2)

4/28/2020
In episode 37 of the Growth Series podcast, Iain Cunningham, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Christine Newell, Mortgages Technical Director at Paradigm Mortgage Services. This episode continues the special series about adapting to our changing world during Covid-19. Together, Iain and Christine discuss the highs and lows of working from home during the current situation.

Duration:00:22:29

#36 - Adapting to our changing world (1)

4/23/2020
In episode 36 of the Growth Series podcast, Nadine Edwards, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Jane Benjamin, Director of Mortgages for Sesame Bankhall Group, the UK’s largest distributor of retail financial advice. This is the first episode in a special series exploring the ‘new normal’ for intermediaries and looking at how we are adapting to a changing world. Together they are discussing how SBG and intermediaries are responding to Covid-19.

Duration:00:20:31

#35 - Buy to let in 2020, what’s in it for brokers?

2/20/2020
In episode 35 of the Growth Series podcast, Chris Maggs, Senior Commercial Manager at Accord Buy To Let, is joined by Ying Tan, founder and Chief Executive of Dynamo, specialists in Buy To Let lending. Together, Chris and Ying explore the direction and growth of the Buy To Let market in 2020. They also consider how brokers can capitalise on developments, and how lenders and players like Dynamo can offer support to ensure those brokers go on to grow their businesses.

Duration:00:41:31

#34 - Growing a successful online mortgage business

1/30/2020
In episode 34 of the Growth Series podcast, Nadeem Iqbal, Business Development Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Richard Hayes, co-founder and CEO of Mojo mortgages, an award-winning digital broker which won the ‘Best Mortgage Broker’ at the British bank awards in 2019. Together, Nadeem and Richard discuss how mortgage brokers can operate online, serving customers who are entirely comfortable having advice delivered remotely.

Duration:00:31:58

#33 - Developing the intermediary mortgage market - Where Next?

1/16/2020
In episode 33 of the Growth Series podcast, Jeremy Duncombe, Director of Intermediary Distribution at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Kate Davies, Executive Director at the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA). They discuss how the intermediary mortgage sector will develop in the future as well as government policy, what changes would benefit the sector, and the challenges of getting on the housing ladder for first time buyers.

Duration:00:22:20

#32 - How brokers can sell financial protection

12/12/2019
In episode 32 of the Growth Series podcast, Jeremy Duncombe, Director of Intermediary Distribution at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Richard Kateley, Head of Intermediary Development at Legal & General. Many brokers consider providing protection an important part of their proposition. However, there are still many who veer away from selling protection or don’t see it as a core part of their business. We know that there is a ‘protection gap’ in the market but we also know that protection,...

Duration:00:28:27

#31 - Later Life Lending

11/19/2019
In episode 31 of the Growth Series podcast, Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager - Proposition Development at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Marie Catch, Head of Broker Sales at Legal & General, and Rory Joseph, Director at JLM Mortgage Services. There has been a rise in later life lending over recent years and, with the ageing demographic, this is set to continue. Many brokers already operate in this market and others are considering entering the market and developing their proposition...

Duration:00:48:34

#30 - Brokers and the new build market

11/5/2019
In episode 30 of the Growth Series podcast, Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager Proposition Development at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Adrian MacDiarmid, Head of Mortgage Lender Relations at Barratt Homes. Together they discuss the opportunities and challenges that brokers face in operating in the specialist new build market and what the future holds for the sector.

Duration:00:19:36

#29 - Financial protection for higher risk clients

10/24/2019
In episode 29 of the Growth Series podcast, Chris Hill, Regional Sales Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Tom Horton, Managing Director of The Insurance Surgery, a specialist insurance broker. Together they discuss the importance of protection, how brokers can pitch the product to clients, the compliance regulations they need to be aware of and how the market is developing.

Duration:00:14:24

#28 - Corporate Social Responsibility

10/10/2019
In episode 28 of the Growth Series podcast, Katie Pepper, Communications Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies and a Non-Executive Director of Yorkshire Building Society. Together they discuss corporate social responsibility (CSR), the self-regulating policy that ensures business contribute to societal goals of a philanthropic or charitable nature, and engage in ethically-oriented practices.

Duration:00:21:59

#27 - The Social Broker

9/26/2019
In episode 27 of the Growth Series podcast, Katie Pepper, Communications Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Richard Bassinder, Social Media Manager at Yorkshire Building Society. Together they discuss how brokers can meet the challenges posed by the changing social media landscape and ensure their messaging contributes to wider conversations that provide real value to their audience.

Duration:00:30:05

#26 - Financial Well-Being: what it means for brokers

9/12/2019
In episode 26 of the Growth Series, Katie Pepper, Communications Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Jason Butler, head of financial education at Salary Finance, the workplace financial well-being provider. Together, they discuss the role of mortgage brokers in securing customers’ financial well-being. They cover what financial well-being is, and its importance in the housing market; the role that mortgage brokers can play; how advisers can integrate financial well-being into the...

Duration:00:28:19