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Freedom Lending makes underwriting appointments

Freedom Lending, the prime niche lending subsidiary of Merrill Lynch, has strengthened its underwriting and technical teams with four appointments:

Neil Masey is a regional underwriting manager responsible for London, Essex and the South Coast. He was head of mortgage operations for Infinity Mortgages and was also an underwriting team manager with Preferred Mortgages.

Geoff Atkinson is a regional underwriting manager for the North. He was previously an onsite underwriting manager with Future Mortgages and an underwriter with Newcastle.

Seema Mistry is a field-based underwriter covering the Midlands and Birmingham. She was previously a senior mobile underwriter with GMAC-RFC.

Yvonne Skillings is head of business delivery.

Reporting to Richard Spinks, director of risk, her role is to ensure there is an appropriate technical infrastructure within Freedom Lending to support its future growth plans.

She previously worked for a specialist software firm and Britannia.

Lilian Starkie, director of operations at Freedom Lending, says: Our recruitment programme continues apace and we are continuing to look for experienced, high quality candidates for every part of our business.

Freedom Lending has ambitious growth plans for 2007 and beyond and we will only be able to realise our objectives if we have the right people on board.


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