Simply Academy Comments as Mortgage Brokers Make a Comeback

Woodford Green, United Kingdom, February 03, 2013 --( Simply Academy, a leading provider of financial advisor training, comment as the number of authorised mortgage firms rises across the UK.

The Financial Services Authority has recently updated its records on the number of authorised mortgage firms in the UK, and found that these have risen for the first time since the credit crunch, to a total of 5,055 firms.

The number of appointed representatives of authorised firms has also peaked, having been on the gradual decline since 2007, and there has now been the first rise in these numbers in the latest quarter to 2,434 as of September 2012.

Peter Lingley, Simply Academy's Academic Director, commented: "The mortgage broker industry is showing positive signs of growing, with directly authorised and appointed representative enterprises on the increase, which in turn means more business and job opportunities for people entering the industry in either employed or self-employed roles.

"To enter the industry the first step is to attain the CeMAP qualification, which can be achieved through Simply Academy's distance learning or classroom based workshops at various locations throughout the UK.

"Green shoots are now clearly appearing in the industry, and the figures released by the Financial Services Authority are showing a considerable increase of authorised mortgage firms, undoubtedly making this the right time for budding advisers to commence their studies and gain their CeMAP qualification."

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About Simply Academy:
Simply Academy was established in 2006 and has since become one of the UK's leading financial academies. They offer a range of financial courses, including CeMAP, CeFAP, DipMAP and DipFA training and have a number of highly trained tutors with years of experience in their respective fields. They have signed the IFS School of Finance code and ensure they work to those high standards at all times.

Peter Lingley
Simply Academy Ltd
1st Floor, 15 The Broadway
Woodford Green, Essex, UK
Zip: IG8 0HL
Tel: 0208 506 6433
Simply Academy Ltd
Peter Lingley
0208 5066433
117 Fencepiece Road
Ilford, Essex, UK
Zip: IG6 2LD