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CrystalCast Episode 15 with Jamie Pritchard

Episode 15 of CRYSTALCAST features Jamie Pritchard of Precise Mortgages. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series is back with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 15 features Precise Mortgages' Head of Sales - Jamie Pritchard. Jamie joins Kris Corns to talk touch-point training, the increasing popularity of bridging with brokers and the resilience of the property market. Jamie said: "I'm very positive about the resilience of the market and after 9 housing ministers in 10 years it has weathered the storm of both economic and political uncertainty which shows that demand for housing is strong.” This...

CrystalCast Episode 14 with Martin Reynolds

Episode 14 of CRYSTALCAST features Martin Reynolds of Simply Biz Mortgages. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series is back with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 14 features Simply Biz's Mortgages Chief Executive - Martin Reynolds. Martin and Kris Corns talk broker education incentives and how it is becoming harder to be a generalist in an increasingly specialist market. Martin said: "Time is a challenge for advisors. Proactivity is key. Advisors need to be aware and look at how the current model of their business is and what they need to do to make sure it's...

CrystalCast Episode 13 with Jane Atkins

Episode 13 of CRYSTALCAST features Jane Atkins of Kensington Mortgages. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series is back with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 13 features Kensington's Field Sales Manager - Jane Atkins. Jane joined Kris Corns to talk Buy to Let, Brokers, Technology systems and how Kensington help professional borrowers with their Hero's product range. Jane said: "Professional workers such as NHS nurses, police officers, firefighters, armed forces etc... sometimes need help with borrowing with the complex income types that can be found in the public sector.”

CrystalCast Episode 12 with Marie Grundy

Episode 12 of CRYSTALCAST features Marie Grundy of West One. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series is back with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 12 features West One's Sales Director - Marie Grundy. Marie joined our very own Kris Corns to talk Second Charges, Their new BTL product range and their aspirations in technology. Marie said: "There is a nervousness surrounding the property market and house prices currently which is driving demand for home improvement loans. Second Charges are a great way of providing that flexibility with regard to loan size and loan purpose.”

CrystalCast Episode 11 with Medianett

Episode 11 of CRYSTALCAST features Caron Schreuder & Beth Fisher of Medianett. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 11 features Medianett's MD Caron Schreuder & Editor Beth Fisher. Medianett, (the force behind B&C magazine and awards) joined Kris Corns to talk about media, marketing and reporting for the finance industry, the issues with diversity in the workplace and the 'Women in Finance Charter'. Caron said: "Crystal have long led the way in fintech, event and branding initiatives and this format suits them - and their subjects - very...

CrystalCast Episode 10 with Nicola Firth of Knowledge Bank

Episode 10 of CRYSTALCAST features Nicola Firth of Knowledge Bank. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 10 features Knowledge Bank's Founder and CEO Nicola Firth. Nicola joined Kris Corns to talk about the innovations in sourcing and fintech and the benefits to both brokers and lenders who use the systems. Nicola said: "The biggest barriers that we are seeing in the industry are around legacy issues and collaboration, but everyone has a piece of the jigsaw and when it’s all put together it’s going to create an amazing picture!”

CrystalCast Episode 9 with Foundation Home Loans

Episode 9 of CRYSTALCAST features Grant Hendry & Keith Jones of Foundation Home Loans. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 8 features Foundation Home Loans' Head of National Accounts Grant Hendry and Regional Account Manager Keith Jones. They joined Kris Corns to talk about the increasing number of Limited Company BTL applications and how to take advantage of an otherwise flat BTL market. Grant said: "Brokers need to seek out more information to stay in sync with developments in the specialist market and the opportunities it provides. There...

CrystalCast Episode 8 with Richard Deacon of Masthaven Bank

Episode 8 of CRYSTALCAST features Richard Deacon of Masthaven Bank.   Now available on APPLE PODCASTS!   Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode 8 features Masthaven Bank's Sales Director Richard Deacon who joined Kris Corns to talk about bridging finance and how far it has come, Masthaven's Bank status, technology,  sourcing systems and improvements in education for brokers. Richard said: "All brokers and advisors should have a knowledge of bridging finance. The armoury of products they offer their clients needs to have an easy to set up, quick to complete, short term lending solution which...

CrystalCast Episode 7 with James Briggs of Precise

Episode 7 of CRYSTALCAST features James Briggs of Precise Mortgages. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's new podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode 7 features Precise Mortgage's Specialist Distribution Manager James Briggs who joined Kris Corns to talk about Second Charge Lending, MCD and improvements in education for brokers. James Briggs said: "We are seeing growth in second charge lending but we still speak to brokers who don't consider them. However, when you pose the option they're always receptive and surprised that you can use them for so many scenarios.”

CrystalCast Episode 6 with Phil Quinn of Pepper Money

Episode 6 of CRYSTALCAST features Phil Quinn of Pepper Money. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's new podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode 6 features Pepper Money's National Sales Manager Phil Quinn who joined Kris Corns to talk us through the specialist Buy to Let and Residential markets, why these products are more appealing to brokers than ever before and why you should be considering specialist finance even when the majority of your clients seem to fit the mainstream mould. Phil Quinn said: "For brokers it is absolutely imperative to bring yourself up to date with...
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