Whitehouse leaves Mortgage Alliance

LSL Property Services last week confirmed that Phil Whitehouse had left his role as head of its mortgage club The Mortgage Alliance.

Whitehouse had been in charge of the mortgage club since 2007 and before that had a six-year stint at Pink Home Loans as its corporate relationship manager.

The club was sold by Santander to LSL Property Services’ financial services arm First Complete in July 2011 for £250,000, with Whitehouse remaining in charge.

But Whitehouse’s Linkedin page was last week updated to show him now running his own firm, Phil Whitehouse Consultancy Services, and a spokeswoman for TMA says he left the club at the beginning of August.

LSL director of mortgage services David Copland is now in overall charge of TMA.

Copland was previously chief executive of Pink Home Loans, which also has its own mortgage club, although the firm denies there are plans to merge the two clubs.

Copland says: “We are focusing on developing a number of enhancements to our compliance support services as well as continuing to develop our mortgage panels, which we will be rolling out over the rest of the year. It is our mission to be the partner of choice for directly authorised firms and advisers.”