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Launch of financial services specialist creates 250 jobs

Credit Centre is a specialist financial services organisation that caters for the specific needs of the 7.6 million people who are unable to obtain a mortgage or personal loan from a high street bank or building society.

The organisation has launched the first phase of its recruitment campaign as it opens its head office in the heart of Birmingham. Up to 30 full-time posts have been created at the company&#39s Caroline Street headquarters &#45 with over 15 more coming online in the West Midlands over the next six months.

Over 200 other jobs will be created by Credit Centre at other sites across the UK. John Davies, the company&#39s chairman, expects all the vacancies to be filled by the end of May 2005.

Davies says: &#34We are embarking on an aggressive phased recruitment programme that should see us create 250 jobs over the course of the next eight months. We&#39re delighted to be basing the business in Birmingham, which is a city that is well placed to meet our strategic needs &#45 and has a strong and well established financial services base. This bodes well for us as we seek to recruit a broad range of high calibre staff.&#34

Among the jobs being created by are vacancies for office administrators, 10 positions for CeMAP qualified mortgage sales professionals, three positions for departmental heads and sven positions for experienced telesales staff.

Davies adds: &#34We&#39re specifically looking to recruit people with proven track records in the financial services arena. Our goal is to become a major force in the specialist lending sector, and we will achieve this only if we recruit high calibre individuals. I&#39m confident that this can be achieved sooner rather than later.&#34

Fully operational in Birmingham by the end of October, Credit Centre will be offering a wide range of mortgage, remortgage and loan products to consumers in Birmingham and the West Midlands, who are either self-employed, company directors, casual workers, contract workers or have had historical credit problems.

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