In our website article that we published early last month we stated: ‘In fact we have no hesitation in saying that we are confident that this month, November, will set new records for the number of new franchisees signing up to share in the success that Asset Finance Solutions has to offer.’ Now, one month later, we can confirm that our optimism was by no means overstated and November was indeed a record month.
Throughout the month we actually signed up four new franchisee members who were keen to join our swelling ranks of asset finance brokers eager to benefit from our unrivalled portfolio of funders. This is an ever-expanding panel of funding sources that now numbers in excess of sixty including an impressive number of specialist funders operating in those difficult-to-satisfy niche market sectors.
An increasing number of finance brokers across the country are now regularly making contact with us all with the same request, which is ‘Tell us About AFS’.
We’re delighted to announce that our record-breaking number of new members for November includes what can only be described as some of the industry’s finest and most experience brokers.
Keith Pearson (Oldham). Keith is an exceptionally experienced asset finance broker who has a long established and successful business serving the general finance industry.
Luke Kowalski (Cardiff). Although Luke is new to the UK broking market he brings an impressive 15-year’s experience in the ultra-competitive motor finance sector.
John Frost (Altrincham). John was previously employed by another asset finance broker and can boast over 15-year’s experience providing asset finance for the very specialist bus and coach sector. On deciding that the time was right to set up on his own, John had no hesitation in choosing Asset Finance Solutions to provide the support he was looking for.
Paul Webb (Burnley). Paul has no less than 36-year’s experience in the asset finance broker market. Having studied the concept along with the benefits that Asset Finance Solutions has to offer he had no hesitation in joining us.
It’s interesting though to have it confirmed just why these four highly experienced asset finance brokers made the decision to join the growing list of AFS members.
Firmly at the top of the list is of course is the fact that with AFS Franchising they immediately secure access to the unbeatable AFS Funders Panel, meaning they obtain direct access to the widest range and most competitive finance options for their clients – wherever they are and whatever market they operate in.
Running this a very close second however, and becoming more and more appreciated almost by the day, is the fact that AFS Appointed Representatives (ARs) can, without the need to sacrifice their own independence or trading identity, also obtain immediate FCA Authorisation providing full Compliance qualification without any of the difficulties or expenses associated with trying to negotiate the daunting direct authorisation route themselves.
If this article has raised any question you would like answering, or if you would like to know more about the AFS Compliance offering, please feel free to call us on 01254 584 404 or send us an online message by going to our Contact page.