Blog entries by Which Network

  1. Which Network - Mortgage Network Recruitment For The 2nd Qtr of 2018 [IMG] So we're into the second quarter of 2018 now with the country in deep trouble from Brexit if you listen to some commentators or just on the verge of a glorious breakthrough if you listen to others. Two things that are...
  2. [IMG] The following article and associated table by Which Network is based on the FCA register for the first quarter of 2018. Although deadly accurate at the time of writing, it is written with the usual caveat that there may be slight subsequent irregularities caused through retrospective...
  3. [IMG] You might think some of these points are so obvious that they don’t need making but if 20 years experience in financial services has taught me anything it’s that nobody remembers everything, all of the time so even if you’re a genius, it’s worth spending 10 minutes looking through the...
  4. [IMG] Right then, so 2017 is another year showing cautious growth, maybe more surprising when you consider how much of a mess the government seems to have made of Brexit so far, but at least it does show that a countries economic strength is based on more than just its current political...
  5. [IMG] Massive apologies for the lateness of the network recruitment tables this quarter but although some people say that a change is as good as a rest this definitely doesn’t apply to changing offices and I’m only beginning to find out where everything has been hidden, two weeks after the...
  6. A landline and a landline number are not necessarily the same thing. There are now a number of telephone services around now that can provide you with a landline number which will automatically re-route a call to you mobile seamlessly and, without the caller even being aware that this has...
  7. [IMG] What are networks looking for in a broker? In spite of what some people think of their chances of being accepted by a network as an AR this isn’t really just a roll of the dice so I thought it might be useful for advisers in that situation to have some idea as to what we at Which...
  8. Having just read a small article in one of the industry magazines with a number of marketing tips which some of which certainly have some merit but seem to be aimed maybe at some other industry or students I thought we could do with an alternative list of marketing ideas specifically for...
  9. At last, in what would be a glimmer of sanity and a massive help for first time buyers, the government are considering allowing FTB’s to use records of rental payments as one element of proof of affordability for mortgage sales. It has always seemed so obvious to everyone in the industry and...
  10. So Sir Bob Geldof got kicked off the stage at the Intrinsic annual conference. Can’t say I’m totally surprised since he’s always been a bit of a loose cannon and occasionally seems to have more communism in him than Lenin’s mistress. But having said that I watched him do his bit at a financial...
  11. Well, I like to think I’m pretty much ahead of the pack in terms of keeping up with technology, although I will admit that “thinking” and “being” ahead of the pack are very different things. I’ve even written a couple of articles on AI and how eventually it’s going to allow everyone much more...