To place business with the Society for the first time, you must join our Intermediary panel by completing and submitting the form below.
If you are already on our Intermediary panel and you wish to amend your existing details, please also use the form below to submit your new details.
We will process your registration within 3 business days of receiving a completed registration form.
As part of your Progressive registration for introducing business you will also be registered for use of our online intermediary portal which allows you to place business online. Within 3 business days of submitting your registration form you will receive an email form the Society with details of how to complete your registration. Please note, depending on your email settings, these activation emails may be sent to your spam folder.
Please note the Society only lends on properties in Northern Ireland. Due to the high level of registrations that we receive, if you are an intermediary that is not based in Northern Ireland we will only consider your registration if you have an active case to submit to us.
Progressive Building Society – Intermediary Terms of Business
The following are the general terms of business for intermediaries upon which we intend to rely. It is important that you read and understand these Terms of Business before you start to use Progressive for Intermediaries online or submit a paper application to the Society. When you join our panel you will be deemed to have agreed to them. If you are an Appointed Representative who has a contract with another directly authorised firm (the Principal) or Network which permits you to carry on regulated activities for which the Principal or Network have accepted responsibility, you will be accepting these Terms of Business on behalf of the Principal or Network and should provide them with a copy of these Terms of Business. Should you fail to comply with any of these Terms of Business, Progressive Building Society reserves the right to remove you from its intermediary panel, irrespective of any other action taken.
By registering you:
Agree to always having your client(s) authority to act on their behalf, and their permission to pass their personal information to Progressive Building Society. The Society may lawfully use this data for the purposes of assessing and processing their application. The Society reserves the right to contact the applicant(s) and make any necessary enquiries regarding the application submitted to the Society. This includes requesting references e.g. from employers, landlords, accountants or credit providers etc, during the processing of the application. Your duties under this clause shall survive any termination of these Terms of Business of your membership from our panel;
Understand that the Society’s products and services advertised on our website or Progressive Intermediaries online are subject to availability, and may be withdrawn or amended without notice. We can also amend any of the contents of our website(s) at any time and without notice;
Agree to, in accordance with current Money Laundering Regulations and the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Guidance Notes, undertake appropriate ‘Know Your Customer’ checks including the verification of identity and recording the details of all mortgage applicant(s) before submitting mortgage applications to the Society. The Society reserves the right to request copies of this verification documentation. You agree that copies of documentation provided to the Society by you in relation to the client(s) mortgage application, whether uploaded electronically or otherwise, will be true copies of the original documents;
Agree to take reasonable steps to ensure all documents containing your client(s) details are kept secure. If you send documentation to us or correspond with us electronically about your client(s), you must use a secure encrypted format such as our secure email service;
Agree to notify the Society of any material changes to the applicant(s) circumstances following submission of an application which is likely to have a material impact on the client(s) ability to afford the loan;
Agree that it is your responsibility to ensure the applicant(s) is fully aware, that by processing a mortgage application, Progressive Building Society will search the applicant(s) credit file and a record of that search will be left (it will leave a hard foot print on the client’s records);
Agree to advise all applicant(s) what will happen to their personal data and what, if anything, will be disclosed to other parties. The Society will adhere to Data Protection requirements;
Agree that it is your responsibility to ensure that the applicant(s) understands the Declarations they are making by agreeing to the submission of the Mortgage Application Form;
Agree to only submit business for your own client(s) and not to process or submit any business through us on behalf of another adviser;
Agree not to share your access/login details for Progressive Intermediaries online with anyone. Responsibility for the security of your login details rests with you. If your access/login details are revealed to a third party, including another individual within your organisation who is not the person supplied with the access/login details, whether deliberately or otherwise, we will not be liable to you or any applicant(s) for any loss incurred and you agree to indemnify us in respect of any losses or expenses incurred as a result of the unauthorised use of your access/login details by any third party. If you forget your access/login details or believe someone else knows them you must contact the Society immediately;
Agree to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 or its successor, being the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), effective May 2018, as well as any guidance or codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO);
Agree to uphold the FCA’s principles of Treating Customers Fairly at all times;
Must either be authorised by the FCA (and the PRA if applicable) or be an Appointed Representative, and hold (and continue to hold, either directly with the FCA (and the PRA if applicable) or have authority through your relationship with your Principal) all necessary permissions which are required for you to perform and lawfully fulfil your obligations under or in connection with these Terms of Business and carry out all activities required in introducing applicant(s) to us and in your dealings with applicant(s);
Agree to notify us immediately in writing if:
you are investigated for breach of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;
any of your permissions are suspended, amended, withdrawn or terminated;
your Principal firm or Network’s registration with the FCA is suspended, amended, withdrawn or terminated;
your registration with your Principal firm or Network is suspended, amended, withdrawn or terminated;
you are investigated for any breach of the Applicable Regulations or are investigated by any Regulator.
Agree to maintain and comply with your Complaints Procedures in handling complaints covered by these Terms of Business;
Agree to providing the Society with reasonable assistance in handling any Complaint or with any dealings with the Regulator;
Agree that all complaints relating to you, your employees, agents and/or sub-contractors covered by these Terms of Business which are received by the Society shall be referred to you for handling in accordance with your complaints procedures and all complaints relating to the Society which are received by you shall be referred to the Society immediately;
Agree to obtaining our written approval before using our logo, distributing any advertising, press release or marketing material relating to the Society. It is your responsibility to check compliance with any applicable regulations or codes of practice before issuing any of the mentioned material;
Agree to indemnify the Society in full against all costs, expenses, damages and losses (whether direct or indirect), including any interest, fines, legal and other professional fees and expenses awarded against or incurred or paid by the Society, our respective directors, officers, agents, employees, members and successors in interest as a result of or in connection with any breach by you, your employees, your agents or your sub-contractors of these Terms of Business;
The Society shall not be liable to you for:
any losses incurred by you due to your relationship with any applicant(s);
any losses which may be incurred by you not as a direct result of our acts or omissions;
any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of:
any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any information about our products or services issued by us from time to time;
any changes which we make to our products or services offered to applicant(s);
the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of our website(s);
your failure to provide us with complete and accurate information, whether about you or in relation to an applicant(s) or an application or otherwise secure and confidential.
any changes which we make to our products or services offered to applicant(s);
The limitations on our liability to you in clause 20 shall apply whether or not we have been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising. Our liability to you in respect of any and all losses arising under or in connection with these Terms of Business shall not exceed £10,000 for any single claim and shall not exceed £50,000 for all claims in aggregate;
We regularly review and update our intermediary panel. Ongoing registration with the Society is dependent on submission of quality applications. We therefore reserve the right to suspend your registration, this may be without notification. If you have not submitted business to us in the last 24 months the Society reserves the right to suspend your registration, without notification. If this happens and you would like to introduce business to us you will be required to contact us to discuss re-registration;
Understand that all content on our website(s) are provided for your information and illustrative purposes only. We aim to ensure that the content is accurate and current but we do not accept liability to you or any applicant(s) or any other person(s) where it is not, whether in contract, tort, negligence, or otherwise, and whether direct or indirect;
Understand that the application you submit will be underwritten by the Society, which includes verification and assessment of income, credit reference(s), valuation and a number of other due diligence checks to ensure the application falls within the Society’s lending criteria. The Society may decide not to proceed with the application and if this is the case the local branch will inform you of the Society’s decision in this regard.