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Expands Partnership

Expands Partnership


Saffron Building Society Expands Partnership with Connect for Intermediaries to Diversify Lending Solutions

As of today, January 3, 2024, Saffron Building Society is excited to announce an expanded partnership with Connect for Intermediaries. This collaboration enhances Saffron’s role on Connect’s esteemed panel of packaged lenders, broadening access to diverse mortgage products.

A leader in adaptable mortgage solutions, Saffron Building Society, is a mutually owned organisation committed to innovative lending. This enhanced partnership allows Connect’s advisers and their clients to easily access Saffron’s extensive product suite, which includes:

Global BTL Solutions

Available in various countries, this offering supports first-time buyers and landlords with varied consumer BTL scenarios.

Tailored Build Products

Ideal for land and build, knock down and rebuild, renovation, and conversion projects, all free from ERC.

Entrepreneur-Friendly Approvals

Tailored for the self-employed, these options support applicants with up to 90% LTV, considering one year’s trading or the most recent year’s income.

Ample Funding for Ambitious Ventures

Large loan applications are welcome. We offer up to £1 million at 90% LTV and £5 million at 80% LTV.

Comprehensive Support for Property Newcomers

These products include options for first-time buyers and landlords, accommodating various ownership structures.

Simplified Re-mortgaging

This product features a reduced ICR of 125% at the product pay rate for all “pound-for-pound” re-mortgages, regardless of personal tax positions.

This collaboration marks a significant step forward, broadening opportunities and support for clients and advisers alike.

Leadership Perspectives on the Collaboration

Liz Syms
Liz Syms, CEO and Founder of Connect
Liz Syms, CEO and founder of Connect, brings over 25 years of industry experience. Under her leadership, Connect helps clients achieve their property goals. This is possible through a diverse panel of over 170 mortgage lenders.
The organisation offers comprehensive assistance, including training, events, and business development. Additionally, Connect provides regulatory guidance, technology solutions, and access to a wide product panel.

Moreover, Connect focuses on helping clients succeed in their property ventures. They achieve this by offering various services tailored to individual needs. These services include expert training to keep clients informed and skilled.

Furthermore, regular events are organised to facilitate networking and learning. Business development support is also a key feature, helping clients grow and thrive.

In addition, Connect ensures clients are well-versed in regulatory matters. They guide us in navigating complex regulations effectively. The technology solutions offered are cutting-edge, enhancing client efficiency and productivity. Finally, access to an expansive product panel ensures clients have ample choices to meet their specific requirements.

Under Liz Syms’ leadership, Connect stands out in the industry. Her extensive experience and visionary approach drive the organisation’s success. Clients benefit from a comprehensive support system that helps them reach their property goals. With a strong focus on training, events, and development, Connect remains a trusted partner in the property sector.


Kevin Thomson
Kevin Thomson, Sales Director of Connect Mortgages

Kevin Thomson, Sales Director at Connect for Intermediaries, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration: “I am thrilled that our members now have access to all of Saffron Building Society’s products, including their packaged products.

In a market where client needs are evolving, access to a broad range of lenders is essential. This partnership with Saffron allows our network members to meet their clients’ diverse needs effectively.”

Tony Hall, Head of Business Development at Saffron for Intermediaries, expressed his delight, saying, “It’s exciting to expand our relationship with Connect. This now includes supporting their broker network and packager team.

Our broad product offering is perfectly positioned to meet the varied needs of Connect’s clients through our adaptable lending solutions.”

Tony Hall
Tony Hall, Head of Business Development at Saffron for Intermediaries

This strengthened partnership underscores Saffron Building Society’s commitment to providing robust support to advisers and clients, cementing its leadership in the dynamic mortgage industry.

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