Access FS reaches 200 adviser milestone after unprecedented growth
Leading mortgage and protection broker, Access Financial Services, has reached 200-advisers following an unprecedented year of growth. The six-year-old firm announced this accomplishment at the Access FS mortgage and protection academy earlier this month.
Speaking at the academy, CEO, Karl Wilkinson announced the number of self-employed mortgage and protection advisers at the firm grew quickly from 100 in January 2022 to over 165 in the Summer – the business model proved successful.
The firm has also doubled the number of its head office staff, brought in administrative support for its advisers and more recently, announced the opening of a training manager position to train and improve CeMAP 1,2, and 3 skillsets.
In December, protection advisers were informed that their monthly payments will reduce, so they get to keep more of the money that they earn while still benefiting from the same level of training and compliance. In addition, new advisers do not pay any fees for either mortgages or protection for the first four months.
Karl Wilkinson commented: “We are incredibly proud to have reached the 200 milestone, the number of advisers wanting to join Access this year has surpassed expectation.
“Our advisers tend to work heavily in their local communities. As we have grown, so has our collaborative culture – our advisers are encouraged to help each other and pass business to one another so they can focus on their individual strengths. This works so well that they then encourage other advisers to join Access to benefit from this unique support system.
“In its first year, our academy has brought in people from outside the industry which has been responsible for the majority of new people becoming Access FS advisers and starting their own businesses.
“We look forward to continuing our period of growth, while increasing the value that we bring to our brilliant Access FS advisers.”