ZAN announces mortgage arrangement with estate agents Venmore Thomas & Jones

Venmore Thomas & Jones is an independent estate agent based in the North West of England with 20 practices. Through its 'Your Mortgage' brand,

James Byrne Associates has signed contracts to initially service seven branches with the aim of providing services to all branches by the middle of next year.

The expanding estate agency, fronted by MD Michael Murphy, will also benefit from Zurich's integrated software package, ETi, which enables advisors to provide their clients with an accelerated application process and complete portfolio of mortgage-related products, including buildings and contents insurance, competitive mortgage deals and protection quotations at point of sale.

Murphy commented: "It is very important to our firm that we can offer our clients a first class mortgage service. Whilst this income source is important, the major factor for choosing James Byrne Associates and Zurich was the support package that is also provided to enable us to maximise the opportunity of financial services."

James Byrne of James Byrne Associates is confident that the link between one of the leading North West estate agents and Zurich will be a successful one. James stated: "It is key for any Estate Agency mortgage business that the necessary induction and training is provided and Zurich's input into this is invaluable as it provides the best proposition in the market. We

are confident that our relationship with Venmore Thomas & Jones will be beneficial to both parties."