Port Moody, BC (PRWEB) March 2, 2006
Meridian Financial Services Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of its newest franchise with Atkinson & Terry Insurance Brokers. The new franchise, Meridian Atkinson & Terry Mortgages, is ground breaking in the mortgage/ insurance brokerage industry. This new addition to the Meridian team now brings the number of franchises to 16 throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
“We are very excited about our affiliation with Meridian. Their team shares our business philosophy and service standards” says Dave Terry, Partner of Atkinson & Terry Insurance Brokers. “We treat all our staff and clients the way we would want to be treated and this will only strengthen our ability to provide our clients with the best financial products and services.”
Atkinson & Terry Insurance Brokers were established in 1971 and have grown to become one of BC's largest Independent Autoplan Brokers. Currently Atkinson & Terry has 18 locations in the lower mainland and are continuing to grow with market demands. Convenient hours and locations, experienced staff coupled with the best selection of products available have been the foundation of the business.
“We are thrilled to forge new ground with such a reputable organization“” says Matt Kirby, Vice President of Franchise Operations. “Atkinson & Terry have built a business on providing superior products and services to their customers, so it was a very natural fit for our two companies to come together.
Meridian Financial Services has been specializing in the development of the mortgage brokerage industry since the first location opened in Coquitlam in 1995. Controlled growth has seen franchise offices open throughout British Columbia and Alberta, specifically associated with independently owned real estate, financial planning and general insurance offices.
Meridian franchises obtain mortgages on behalf of borrowers through the major lenders in Canada. Meridian currently has over 50 lenders on their system, including BNS, BMO, CIBC Firstline, TDCT, HSBC, ING Direct and most major credit unions in Canada. Due to having one of the largest collective volumes in Western Canada, Meridian guarantees the lowest mortgage rate to its clients at no cost to the borrower. Meridian currently has independently owned and operated franchise locations in Burnaby, Campbell River, Coquitlam, Courtenay, Edmonton, Invermere, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Parksville, Penticton, Port Moody, Prince George, South Delta, Surrey, Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
For additional information, Contact:
Vice President of Franchise Operations
Meridian Financial Services Ltd.