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Lighthouse extends deal with Europe's biggest trade union

Lighthouse extends deal with Europe's biggest trade union

National financial advice firm Lighthouse has won a new contract to provide mortgage advice to the members of Unison.

Unison is Europe's largest public service trade union, with more than 1.3m members.

The contract extends the current deal with Unison to provide its members with financial advice and brings the number of organisations which have appointed Lighthouse to provide mortgage advice to their members to 14.

Malcolm Streatfield, chief executive of Lighthouse Group, said: "The board are delighted to have secured this partnership with Unison.

"We look forward to developing our relationship over the coming months and working closely with Unison members to assist them with their mortgage and borrowing requirements. Lighthouse remains committed to developing our affinity partnerships throughout the UK."

Lighthouse has 21 affinity relationships with employee organisations representing more than 6m members, including Unite, Prospect, The Fire Brigades Union and the Royal College of Nursing.

Sharon Mehta, Unison membership services officer, said: "Lighthouse provide our members with sound financial advice as part of an all-round professional service.

"We welcome continued partnership with Lighthouse. They offer a broad range of products and their advisers are both approachable and knowledgeable."

damian.fantato@ft.com