Rettie & Co launches new financial services business
Estate agency firm Rettie & Co., which has 14 branches covering Scotland, the North of England and London, has now launched a new financial services business.
Rettie Financial Services will extend the Rettie & Co. service offering in buying, selling, letting and developing property to include mortgages, insurance and personal protection products.
The firm has appointed Bob Duncan as managing director who will lead and develop the new division. Mr Duncan joins Rettie Financial Services with a wealth of experience in the sector having previously held similar roles at DJ Alexander and Simpson & Marwick.
Mr Duncan has already started building a team of financial advisers who will be working closely with him, including Paul Banyard and Chloe Heenan who have been recruited as the first employees of a full team of mortgage & protection advisors.
Bob Duncan said: “Rettie & Co. pride themselves on always going above and beyond for their clients. We will carry the same ethos forward to our new financial services venture. I’m delighted to be bringing this service offering to valued Rettie & Co. clients and extending the excellent values that have been well established and recognised for the company.
“We will work with our clients to find the right product and deal to suit their individual requirements. We have access to over 90 lenders and over 12,000 mortgages and our team of certified mortgage advisors will support clients with a bespoke service that will support them with the next step of their journey.”
Simon Rettie, managing director of Rettie & Co., added: “Mortgages and financial services were a logical next step for our business as part of our growth plans, as we have regularly referred our clients elsewhere during the property buying process. By bringing this new service offering in-house we can ensure that the full property journey, including mortgages, personal protection and insurance are upheld with the same attention to detail and first class service for clients that Rettie & Co. is renowned for delivering.
“With Bob at the helm, we are confident that we are bringing someone onboard who has a proven track record of skills and knowledge, which will help to ensure the success of our new business division. Bob is establishing a quality team of staff that will deliver the Rettie service values that have been paramount in growing our business.”