Homebank Mortages appoints Atkinson as CEO

Homebank Mortgages, the Northampton based national mortgage broker, has appointed Rupert Atkinson as chief executive officer.

Homebank recently completed a major review of its strategy and working practice in the wake of the changes in the regulatory framework.

Atkinson says: “I have worked for Homebank over the last five years and been part of its growth. My appointment to the top job gives me the opportunity to use the knowledge I have gained to build Homebank into the best brokerage in the UK.

“Unlike many in the industry, we have looked on the regulatory changes as an opportunity rather than an imposition and as a result, Homebank is already a better and more responsive organisation.”

George Dodds, founder and chairman of Homebank, adds: “Rupert has a wealth of experience of the mortgage market, having proved an able manager in senior field sales roles over a number of years.

“With the help of his team, he is already making a huge difference to the head office environment in the areas of training and compliance and this has already had a big impact on the effectiveness of the field force.”