AMI seeks local chairmen

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is encouraging brokers to apply to become regional chairmen of the trade body as part of its plan to set up a local branch structure.

In its next stage of development AMI plans to set up a regional structure and as part the process the body is seeking intermediaries who wish to become a chairman of AMI in their local area.

The unpaid posts involve duties including chairing meetings, setting the agenda for those meetings, spreading awareness of AMI and giving feedback on any issues or concerns raised.

AMI says it aims to have all the positions filled by Christmas. So far three volunteers have come forward – one from Scotland, one from the Midlands and one from the South.

Chris Cummings, director of AMI, says: “Any intermediary who is interested in AMI and their local business area should apply. It is a great way to have more input in policymaking and get your voice heard. It will also enable us to take account of local feedback more efficiently.”

Mike Fitzgerald, sales director at Brentchase Financial Services, says; “This regional plan is a good step forward for AMI. There are a lot of brokers who are just in the industry for the money but there are many who care about its well-being and would be interested in these posts. We&#39d definitely have a chat with AMI about this.”

Would you apply to be a regional chairman? Email your views to mortgage.strategy@centaur.co.uk