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Conti signs overseas deal with John Charcol

Conti Financial Services has signed an exclusive partnership with John Charcol to provide overseas mortgages.

This means that Conti is the only overseas mortgage provider to be recommended by Charcol to its clients.

The firm claims that despite the ‘credit crunch’, the market for overseas property is still very buoyant. The partnership is effective from 4 June 2008.

Conti sales and marketing director Simon Conn says: “This is an exciting new partnership, enabling Charcol clients to have access to hundreds of competitive mortgage deals for the purchase or re-financing of overseas residential property. Charcol has been leading the mortgage broking market for more than 30 years and we’re delighted to be its only recommended overseas mortgage provider.”


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