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Advantage Mortgage Services appoints regional sales managers

Advantage Mortgage Services has appointed two regional sales managers for the North and South to deal with growing demand.

Jeff Dawson will head the northern region. He joined the company five years ago and has been a key figure in the growth of the business. Advantage is looking to increase its northern presence with representatives in Scotland and Northern Ireland to meet the needs of the mortgage network members.

Jason Neale, formerly of GMAC-RFC, will manage the southern operation.

Last month Advantage generated business which, when annualised, translates to over £1bn of sub-prime completions. However, Advantage forecasts that this figure will double over the next 12 months.


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