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Sesame launches 'bounce back' support for advisers

Sesame launches 'bounce back' support for advisers

Sesame Bankhall Group has launched a bounce back hub to help adviser firms navigate towards a post-crisis market and emerge stronger from the coronavirus pandemic.

The hub, which provides advisers with a range of tools and information, has been designed to help support members of the Sesame network, PMS Mortgage Club and Bankhall, as well as the wider financial services community.

The hub aims to help firms understand how to operate in the post-coronavirus market, looking at the impact of changing consumer behaviours and how this could influence the way future business is conducted.   

It also helps firms make their businesses more robust so they are able to withstand a similar crisis if it were to happen again in the future.

Firms will also be given help to identify any opportunities which have been created by the crisis, including how firms can become more productive and flexible.

John Cowan, executive chairman of Sesame Bankhall Group, said: “Throughout this crisis we’ve stayed close to advisers in order to understand the challenges they’re facing. This includes recognising that the mortgage and wealth firms we serve have been affected in different ways. 

“Whilst the immediate priority for advisers was to deal with the issues the crisis created for their business and clients, more and more firms are now turning their attention to how they navigate towards a post-crisis market.”

In March, Sesame launched its first Covid-19 support hub to help advisers continue to trade during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the group, this hub has seen more than 20,000 views.

Mr Cowan added: “SBG is committed to supporting all advisers, wherever they are on their journey, because one thing is clear: we will come out of this. 

“Thousands of advisers have already accessed our Covid-19 business support over the last few months. We hope that our new bounce back hub will become a valuable resource for thousands more, as firms adapt to this changing environment and find new ways to run better businesses. 

“The new hub will provide a natural next step for firms as economic activity recovers and our whole profession emerges from this dark period of uncertainty and back into the light.”

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