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Just joins AMPD

Just Mortgage Packaging has joined the Association of Mortgage Packagers and Distributors.

Anthony O’Callaghan, managing director at Just Mortgage Packaging, says: “We are delighted to join AMPD. We have always admired the position that they hold within the industry as a respected, professional alliance.

Liza Campion, product development manager at AMPD, says it intends to add more packagers over the coming months.

He says: “We are pleased to welcome Just Mortgage Packaging on board. They come highly recommended by our lender partners and will compliment the existing AMPD membership.

“This is the first in a number of new appointments that AMPD intend to make over the coming months with like minded packagers, who share AMPD’s vision for the future.”


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