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NatWest and Ulster Bank join AMI

NatWest Intermediary Solutions and Ulster Bank have joined the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries as associate members.

Robert Sinclair, director of AMI, says he is delighted that the two Royal Bank of Scotland Group firms have shown their support for the intermediary sector by joining AMI.

He says: “This is a very positive move and we look forward to forging strong relationships in the coming months.

“There has never been a more pivotal moment to be pledging support to our members.”

Graham Felstead, head of intermediary channel at NatWest Intermediary Solutions, says: “The decision to join AMI reflects the long-standing commitment we have made to the intermediary market.

“We have always enjoyed a healthy dialogue with AMI and, through the insight we gain daily from our extensive field and phone based BDM network, feel we are able to contribute fully to the further development of the mortgage intermediary sector.

“I am looking forward to the opportunities our membership offers us to fully support the cause of the broker market.”

Mairead Coulter, head of intermediary mortgages at Ulster Bank, adds: “We are delighted to become a member of AMI. This decision reflects our ambition and commitment to lending and supporting mortgage brokers in Northern Ireland.”  


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