Mortgage Solutions can reveal that a little bit of the white stuff isn’t enough to stop brokers getting applications sorted for their clients.
Advisers across the country trudged through harsh conditions to submit cases, with heroic efforts seen at The Mortgage Trading Company.
— Craig Hudson (@CHudson2303) February 28, 2018
The Beast From The East was also no match for the British Specialist Lending Solutions Senate #BSLS18 taking place in Surrey today.
— specialistsols (@specialistsols) March 1, 2018
For some brokers, the snow was an opportunity to juggle work and family life.
Told my guys in the office to only go in today if they really want to. Yet my Mrs’ boss is telling staff to walk miles in the snow to work no matter what. She’s is doing wonders for staff morale ?.
— Gareth Davies (@gazd83) March 1, 2018
But it’s fair to say some parts of the country were hit worse than others.
Snowed in ? pic.twitter.com/lHrtHNYyDf
— MortgageSearchGo (@MtgSearchGo) March 1, 2018
— David Rounsfell (@DavidRounsfell) February 28, 2018
Whilst some mortgage broker firms and even some lenders were closed due to the snow, our office was open all day and here’s a photo of Jenny, our office manager, hanging out the canteen tea towels! #Snow #ShareTheLove #Mortgages #ReMortgage @BuckJamesFS https://t.co/KIrSpZXELe pic.twitter.com/7kobSzzHX1
— Buckingham James Financial Services (@buckjamesfs) February 28, 2018
Gratuitous puppy picture alert, taken in Surrey this morning
— Mortgage Solutions (@mortgagesols) March 1, 2018
We’re even willing to acknowledge a rival’s event last night for this beautiful pic from 360Dotnet….(congratulations to all the winners!) #MSAwards18
— Mark Dryden (@MarkDryden) March 1, 2018
Lenders, clubs and networks were not immune to weather chaos, with several providers warning of service disruption.
Skipton Building Society said: “Due to the snow a lot of our colleagues are experiencing delays in getting into the office, so you might have to wait a little longer to get through to us.”
Atom Bank opened later than usual but phone lines were up and running once staff had battled the elements.
The guys have braved the ❄️ and our phone lines are open again!
— Digital Mortgages (@DigitalMortgage) March 1, 2018
Due to the Adverse Weather conditions you may experience a delay to the service we normally provide. We are working hard to ensure that we maintain our service levels as much as possible but naturally the safety of our Brilliant Team must come first. Please contact us as normal.
— Brilliant Solutions (@BrilliantSols) March 1, 2018
Thanks to the combined efforts of #TheBeastFromTheEast & #StormEmma we'll be closing our office in #Bradford at 2pm today. Our Lynch Wood office will remain open until 5pm. All our offices will be open 8am until 4pm tomorrow ❄️?️?️
— Accord Intermediary (@AccordMortgages) March 1, 2018
Update! Hodge Lifetime have shut their offices this afternoon and will be open tomorrow on skeleton staff due to weather!
— LATER LIFE ACADEMY (@Latelifeacademy) March 1, 2018
Brr, it’s cold out there! Our Barrowford, Burnley, Clitheroe, Colne and Nelson branches will be closing at 3.30pm today to ensure our employees and members can get home safely tonight.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to be open as usual tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/dkGlOHBGPx
— Marsden Building Soc (@MarsdenBS) March 1, 2018
However, some people in the industry were just not impressed with Britain’s snow response.
It’s a bit cold though
— Sebastian Riemann (@surbiton2012) March 1, 2018
Sorry, we know that there is such a thing as a snow plough right? How on earth are major roads impassible in the modern day?!
— Ben Ramsay (@BenwRamsay) March 1, 2018
Thanks to all our Twitterati included here – and keep the tweets @mortgagesols rolling in. We’ll just keep on updating as we batten down the hatches…