John Malone, managing director of Premier Mortgage Services, cemented his plan to retire last week with the recruitment of a successor, but pledged to remain in the industry as a non-executive for as long as he is wanted.Malone made Steve Atkins, currently head of The Mortgage Alliance, an offer he couldn’t refuse – to take over the management of mortgage sales at Premier Mortgage Service and work alongside him to learn the business before eventually taking over as his successor. Speaking from Monte Carlo, Malone says: “I’ve worked in the industry for the best part of 40 years and have created a few businesses in that time. But it’s time for youth to take a more active role. “I’ll still be at PMS for the next couple of years because I enjoy what I do. I work hard and play hard. And I will continue as a non-executive in the industry for as long as I can because I want to give something back to it.” Atkins has more than 15 years’ experience in the mortgage market and has spent the past three years as head of The Mortgage Alliance, part of the Abbey group. He was unavailable to comment on his appointment.
From Sean Horton Louise Hanson of Which? (Mortgage Strategy June 5) thinks HIPs are like car MOTs. I wonder what Which? readers would think of her advice when buying a car. The analogy of a car’s MOT proving it is in working order is simplistic. An MOT proves a car met limited criteria at the […]
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The World Cup has finally kicked off in Germany, following the controversy over whether all Brits should follow the England team or if it’s OK to side with the opposition.
pittwatch Mole and his cronies have been keeping their beady eyes peeled this week for signs that the infamous Brian Pitt, formerly of Beacon Homeloans, has returned from holiday and started the long and arduous process of looking for a job. One source tells Mortgage Strategy that the sales maestro had been spotted in a […]
Earlier this year, Jelf Employee Benefits mentioned that the then minister for pensions was openly discussing the need for an increase in the minimum level of auto-enrolment pension contributions.
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