Available through SMS’s website and extranet, The Porthole, Connect Overseas Pro, will offer them a unique service which allows them to gain free access to over 300 mortgages in 30 different countries for comparison purposes with full criteria information available on every one.
According to SMS’s CEO, Ian Balfour, the new relationship with Connect Overseas gives brokers a new avenue to explore and provide opportunities for new business from a different kind of client.
He said: “Connect Overseas brings the international mortgage market to every intermediary and gives them access to a lucrative and important market. All the information is available to make informed decisions on the website as well as a telephone helpdesk. The importance that Connect place on web-based facilities matches our own aspirations to ensure that technology improves service, drives down costs and enables businesses to survive and thrive in a difficult market.”
Geoffrey Simmonds, head of sales & marketing at Connect Overseas, commented, “We are delighted to be working with SMS and look forward to helping their introducers in the overseas mortgage market. Our offering is designed to appeal to all brokers keen to provide a top rate service to clients. They want all the information in one place, thereby maintaining control of the process, giving customers the right advice while remaining compliant and building a new income stream.”