Air, the platform for later-life lending professionals, has today announced a new partnership with Stonebridge – the national mortgage and insurance network.
Under the agreement, Stonebridge adviser members with the relevant qualifications will be able to access Air’s later-life lending sourcing tool – Air Sourcing – and gain access to Air Club which provides members with exclusive products, support, enhanced income, and deals.
As Stonebridge looks to continue to support its appointed representatives’ (ARs) build their later-life lending advice expertise, firms and individual advisers can also benefit from the accredited training opportunities offered by the Air Academy.
Underpinned by technology and knowledge experts, Air said the Academy provides advisers with the highest quality insight, support, and content to enable them to continually develop their professionalism in an ever-changing market.
Air Academy offers a range of modules which are accredited by the London Institute of Banking and Finance and aligned to the Equity Release Council’s Competency Framework.
Rob Clifford, Chief Executive at Stonebridge, said: “The need for later-life lending advice is growing year-on-year and more advisers within our AR firms are either working in this space already, or looking at the ways and means by which they can add this to their toolkits.
Advice in this space is vital and to deliver it requires a specific skill set and knowledge base; we have been committed to this sector for many years but see value in this deal with a specialist provider partner, as we know it will provide a range of additional services to our ARs including sourcing, products, training, and educational support. Air has all this and more, and through this new partnership we’ll ensure those advisers active in later-life lending within the network have access to everything they need to provide the right outcomes for their clients.”
Mike Taylor, Managing Director of Air Club, concluded: “Stonebridge is a leader in the UK mortgage market and is committed to helping their adviser firms boost their skill sets and support as many customers as possible with good outcomes. We are therefore delighted to have signed a deal which will provide their teams with access to Air Sourcing, Air Club and Air Academy. Each of these unique offerings are designed to provide top quality support to users – something which is paramount in the current rapidly changing market.”