We know that our customers appreciate dealing with their mortgages and insurances online and over the phone. We believe that a face-to-face service is still important. Which is why this month we have spread our wings by opening our first franchise.

Run by experienced mortgage adviser Aidan Comerford. Our new office, in Nuthall Road, Nottingham, gives us a high street presence in one of the most up-and-coming cities in the UK. This will allow us to grow our company further.

Aidan has spent the last 25 years arranging mortgages. He will also offer Nottingham clients the full range of our financial services, including insurances, loans and utilities.

Matt Cassar, managing director of Finance Advice Centre, said: “We have been looking to start up a franchise for a while and having Aidan running the new Nottingham office is an exciting step because it gives us a presence in another thriving city.

“Much of the work we do at Finance Advice Centre is online. But, having an office will not only give customers the reassurance that they are dealing with an established company, it will also cater for those who prefer to deal with such delicate matters face-to-face.

“We could not have asked for a better person than Aidan to run our first franchise. He is from Nottingham, he has vast experience of the mortgage industry and is popular with customers and advisors alike. This is a great move for everyone.”

Aidan added: “I have known Matt for about 15 years and I am aware that Finance Advice Centre enjoys an excellent reputation as a family-friendly and responsible company.

“I’m delighted to be opening the new office in Nottingham and it’s a privilege to be the company’s first franchisee.”