Amity Direct has expanded its operations in the North East moving into further premises close to their head office in Darlington, with a further 20 jobs as a result.
Julie Hamilton, operations director at Amity, says: “With an increase of 87% on business levels received this year compared with the same period last year on top of the plans for the regulated market already taking shape, Amity continues to invest in protecting its enviable reputation for service to its introducers'
The 87% increase, calculated in numbers of successful mortgage applications, was measured in the twelve months since April 2003.
Hamilton adds: “This is a direct result of Amity's growth over the last year which has seen us open five processing centres throughout the UK, from Edinburgh to the South East. Intermediaries clearly appreciate our policy of local service backed up by strong central administration.
Amity Direct's results showed that re-mortgage applications doubled during March and April – a result of the springtime boom in home improvements, which is an expected annual increase. But there has also been an unexpected buoyancy in the buy-to-let market, which is consistent throughout the UK.