The Society of Mortgage Professionals has confirmed that
membership has broken through the 8,000-barrier for the first
"It's an affirmation of the growing desire amongst those who
work in the mortgage sector to improve standards and present a more
competent, unified and qualified image to consumers," stated head
of professional development, Lee Travis.
"Brokers are increasingly aware of the importance of raising
standards and the value of being part of an evolving professional
body," continued Travis, who hinted that the society is planning to
announce important developments to enhance its proposition later
this year, with a view to continuing its membership growth.
In the meantime, arrangements are being finalised for a series
of mortgage and protection roadshows in Q4, beginning in the north
west, at Haydock Racecourse on 4 October. Other venues in the East
Midlands, Southampton, London and Belfast will follow.
"After enthusiastic feedback from members, each will feature
seven separate sessions," concluded Travis, "including the FCA
returning by popular demand and a special focus on level 4
technical case studies."