John Malone to stay on at PMS until end of 2013


PMS chairman John Malone has extended his contract with the company until December 2013.

Malone’s contract was due to expire in December 2012, but he will now stay on for a further 12 months.

He revealed his decision at PMS’s 15th anniversary celebration in London last night.

Sesame Bankhall Group chief executive George Higginson says PMS is going strong.

He told attendees at the event: “In the middle of one of the worst recessions that we have ever known, PMS is seeing its figures go from strength to strength. In 2011 our figures were up on 2010 and we passed the £250bn barrier for mortgage business.”

Higginson says the directly authorised sector is becoming a two tier market, made up of those that submit quality business and those that do not.

He says Malone’s work on the National Fraud Authority’s Mortgage Fraud Forum means PMS is well positioned to make sure its DAs are submitting quality business.

PMS is part of the Sesame Bankhall Group, which was formed in October 2009 following Sesame’s acquisition of PMS and Bankhall from Skandia UK.