MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 11 /CNW/ - Mortgage Architects is pleased to
announce the signing of David Armstrong and River City Financial in
Edmonton. River City Financial Your Mortgage Architect becomes the company's first franchise. Franchising has only been
available at Mortgage Architects since March.
Armstrong has extensive financial services experience, starting his
career at Royal Trust in 1987 and later working with Household Trust
and Scotiabank. He then worked as an executive with the largest credit
union in Alberta for seven years where he launched several new
initiatives including direct banking, a members' call centre, mortgage
sales force, centralized broker services, and an auto lending program.
Armstrong started River City Financial in 2004 and has always been a
strong believer in being an independent brokerage. "The franchise
model at Mortgage Architects allows me to take advantage of their
technology, compliance and payroll, while keeping the investment I have
in my own brand," said Armstrong.
Armstrong chose Mortgage Architects because the company has the
reputation and professionalism that he wanted to be associated with,
noting that their value programs and exclusive lender myNext Mortgage
with its trailer fee model also contributed to his decision. "They have
excellent people and the best professional reputation in the industry,"
Going forward goals for Armstrong include building a solid associate
team of like-minded professionals who can deliver the River City
mortgage experience and are looking for a life/work balance.
"I'm thrilled that David Armstrong and River City Financial have joined
Mortgage Architects as the company's first franchise," said Meini
Ickert, Vice-President of National Sales for Mortgage Architects.
"Armstrong has exceptional financial services experience and River City
Financial is a very well established brand in the Edmonton market.
It's exciting that our new franchise models now allow us to attract an
independent brokerage like River City that is looking for the support
and value programs that Mortgage Architects offers, while maintaining
the reputation and recognition of their own brand."
ABOUT MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS INC.
Mortgage Architects is a national and Canadian-owned and operated
mortgage brokerage focused on delivering mortgage-planning services to
Canadians. Lead planners require a proven track record of high
professional standards and $25 million in yearly volume prior to
joining the company. Lead and associate planners offer homeowners
access to mortgage options from over 50 lenders, including major banks,
credit unions, trusts and other lenders. With this outstanding range
of mortgages and lenders, the experienced mortgage planners of Mortgage
Architects are helping more Canadians achieve their goals of
homeownership and financial security.
SOURCE MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS INC.
For further information:
www.mortgagearchitects.ca and www.powerofvalue.ca.