Malcolm seizes our financial services franchise opportunity

2018 is still only one week old, but already we are delighted to welcome our first franchisee of the year.  Malcolm Heggie undertook his induction at our Blackburn headquarters offices on Monday and Tuesday of this week and he is now eagerly looking forward with anticipation to launching his new financial services franchise broker business that will be based in his native Edinburgh.

Prior to making his decision to take advantage of the excellent Synergy franchise opportunity Malcolm had enjoyed a strong career in commercial banking both with the Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale.  Over the past four years, Malcolm has operated in a commercial finance consultancy role, but he believed that now was the ideal time to benefit personally from his unique experience and he decided that a Synergy financial services franchise provided what was an unbeatable option.

Whilst Malcolm was totally confident that his many years of commercial finance experience gained within the banking sector fully qualified him for his proposed new role, he was also very aware he also required additional support and back-up if he was to succeed in his new venture.

Consequently, after thoroughly researching the market and the opportunities, Malcolm had no hesitation in opting to join Synergy Commercial Finance and structuring his company to become an Appointed Representative through our financial services franchise facility.

What helped to swing his decision was the fact that simply by becoming a Synergy franchisee he would, through the company’s compliance capacity, immediately achieve the crucial FCA authorisation that was vital if he was to operate within the finance sector.  Moreover, the FCA authorisation would be available at immensely less cost and without the drawn-out delays associated with direct authorisation.  It quite simply meant that his new broker business would hit the ground running, while Malcolm would retain his own identity and would not have to compromise his independence in any way whatsoever.

By tapping into the Synergy financial services franchise facility Malcolm would also gain immediate access to what is recognised as the biggest and most comprehensive funding panel there is.  Now numbering well in excess of 150 lending sources, including High Street and specialist market lenders, it provides him with an unbeatable catalogue of the whole of market finance products that he is able to offer his clients.

With an exceptional level of head office support, including regular get-togethers and industry seminars, the Synergy financial services franchise, without doubt, provides an unrivalled opportunity for qualified finance professionals to launch their own broker business.  We’re delighted to welcome Malcolm Heggie and we are confident that his new venture will very quickly provide the success he is looking for.

If you would like to learn more about why Synergy financial services franchise is the perfect way to launch your own brokerage business, you can call us on 01904 481 786.    You can also email: or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

Financial Services Franchise

AFS Group, Asset Finance Solutions & AFS Compliance
  • Greenbank Court, Challenge Way, Greenbank Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 5QB
  • Tel: 01254 958777
Synergy Commercial Finance
  • Lindum Business Park, York Road, Elvington, York YO41 4XR
  • Tel: 01904 481786