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Mortgage Intelligence offers free network membership

Mortgage Intelligence has announced it is offering mortgage intermediaries free membership to its network.

The offer applies until October 31 and applies to both its Spirit solution for appointed representatives and Vantage for directly authorised intermediaries. It will also include a free, face-to-face compliance health check for all new Vantage members.

MI will also continue to offer Spirit and Vantage members Mortgage Brain or Trigold&#39s sourcing system free of charge.

MI believes intermediaries are delaying making a decision about which network to join for financial reasons and are keen to manage demand for its proposition in order to maintain service levels. Intermediaries are urged to commit early rather than wait until the last minute.

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