Winkworth work very closely with third party financial advisors Trinity Financial, who are one of the UK's leading independent mortgage broker firms. Set up in 2009, Trinity came to pitch to Winkworth about a potential synergy the following year, and consequently moved into the Winkworth head office shortly after, offering their services to the London network.
"Trinity had been working with our established Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush offices with great success throughout 2010. At such time I was actively looking for a young and enthusiastic team to grow the entire Winkworth business with and Trinity was a great and logical fit. Since then Trinity have grown exponentially both with us and also outside our network to become a trusted and respected team of independent mortgage brokers," comments Winkworth CEO, Dominic Agace.
Trinity specialise in arranging:
- - Residential and buy-to-let mortgages
- - Fast rate mortgage offers at the lowest rates
- - Large mortgage loans when they are high-net-worth clients
- - Mortgage offers when they apply directly to a lender and their application is slow or declined
Director of Trinity Financial, Anthony Emmerson explains, "We have access to a wide range of bank and building societies that are consistently targeting homebuyers with improving acceptance criteria and free property valuations. Our aim is to make the processes of securing a mortgage as straightforward as possible to ensure buyers have access to some of the fantastically-priced rates on offer at the moment."
"Not only do we check that buyers are in a financial position to buy the property you are selling and can issue an agreement in principal, but our team have access to business development managers at the biggest banks and building societies in the country, helping us to get mortgages agreed", continues Anthony.
Trinity currently work with many Winkworth London offices, although as the mortgage company grows, and further brokers are recruited Anthony adds, "We are keen to work with more Winkworth offices to help them boost their business and sell more properties."
Although not a subsidiary of the Winkworth brand, Trinity are another centralised service that franchisees can utilise in order to boost revenue. Not only that but having expert mortgage advisors on hand is yet another service the offices can offer to potential clients, even if those clients don't end up buying or selling through the Winkworth network.
Working with Winkworth, Trinity pay the offices commission for every mortgage introduced, even if the buyer purchases another property through a different agent. On top of that, Trinity also pay the original introducing office a commission every time a repeat client remortgages.
Winkworth have strived to create centralised services that will be mutually beneficial to both franchisees and their clients over the last few years, and the addition of Trinity is just another example of this.