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Mike Allison joins Paradigm Mortgage Services

Mike Allison, former managing director of Personal Touch Financial Services, has joined Paradigm Mortgage Services as its partnership development manager.

Allison will be working with Paradigm’s firms in order to support their existing needs and to develop new value-generating opportunities. 

He will be particularly active in key areas such as compliance services ensuring that partner firms have everything in place to meet their responsibilities.

Allison also has a specific role within Paradigm Mortgage Services to develop its existing protection proposition and to ensure partner firms are maximising their advice capability in this product sector.

Allison joins Paradigm Mortgage Services from sister firm, Paradigm Financial Advisers.  Allison joined PFA in January 2010, prior to this he was the managing director of Personal Touch Financial Services.

Bob Hunt, chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services, says: “We are pleased to welcome an individual of Mike’s experience and skills to the Paradigm Mortgage Services team.  Our membership levels and positive resultant business growth continues to buck trends in this continuingly difficult market.  We believe now is the time to enhance our existing Partnership Development team and to add someone of Mike’s experience is very exciting. 

“At Paradigm we are always looking at the key areas where firms require support, and Mike’s knowledge in supporting new and existing members’compliance needs along with a focus on developing our already strong protection proposition should prove very popular. ”  




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