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GMAC-RFC, the UK&#39s 13th largest lender, is the latest lender to have joined the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries to support its work as the single voice of mortgage intermediaries.

Jeff Knight, head of marketing services, says: “We are delighted to have joined the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries. We intend to work closely with AMI in supporting its initiatives as it represents the views of intermediaries and influences policy decisions. The mortgage market is changing and the AMI has an important role to play.”

Chris Cummings, director of AMI, says “I am extremely pleased to welcome a lender of the calibre of GMAC-RFC as an associate member of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries.

“As a trade body we are committed to offer a platform for mortgage intermediaries to air their views and ensure that we lobby the FSA, Treasury and other policymakers to ensure these views are heard. We are therefore pleased that GMAC-RFC will be supporting us in our efforts.”


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