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Rodea quits to join Cluttons

Rodea says: “Over the past seven years I have helped build leading mortgage brokerages for two major estate agency brands in Savills and Hamptons and I am keen to bring the experience and contacts I have developed during this time to Cluttons.

“It is a challenge that I relish. I start in a few weeks&#39 time with an open mind and plenty of ideas. We will be offering an exciting package that will attract a high calibre of broker. These people will be the key to our success in competing with the established players in the market.”

Hamptons managing director Kevin Duffy says: “I am delighted for James and wish him all the best at Cluttons.

“To say he played a huge role in establishing Hamptons would be an understatement. The work he did was integral to building the company.

“This is an exciting and challenging role and I am sure he will make a resounding success of it. I hope we will be able to work strategically together in the future.”

A spokesman for a high-profile specialist lender who does not wish to be named, says: “This is an opportunity for James to get out from under Kevin Duffy&#39s shadow and make a name for himself rather than for someone else.”


Last chance for DA aspirants

It says: “We will do our best to deal with DA applications and late AR notifications before Mortgage Day but we cannot compromise the integrity of our scrutiny or that of our decision-making process. “Outstanding applications and notifications should be submitted urgently and firms should make doubly sure that the required forms are complete and […]

Financial health matters

The Financial Services Authority estimates the cost of the pensions debacle alone to be about £11.8bn. Confidence in the industry is at an all-time low. Now, some fear a third scandal is on the way as the level of indebtedness in the UK recently hit the symbolic £1 trillion mark. Concerns about lending practices are […]

Smee quits Aifa

Smee has held his post at AIFA since September 1999. During that time he has navigated the organisation and its membership through numerous regulatory reviews, including the lengthy consultations on depolarisation, and has steered the industry through a change in legislation, regulators and rules. John Gummer MP, Chairman of AIFA and AMI says: “The IFA industry is […]

No room for misunderstanding in the FSA world, warns AMI.

Intermediaries who do not fully understand the FSA&#39s rules for mortgage advice will face harsher penalties than ever before after Mortgage Day, The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has warned. From October 31, intermediaries offering mortgage advice must be fully aware of the new FSA requirements. These requirements go far beyond those that currently exist under […]


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