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AToM in moves to boost staff

Packager All Types of Mortgages is expanding its operation with the creation of further jobs.

AToM is looking to recruit and expand its workforce by just under 20 per cent to ensure continued growth and development due to a number of business initiatives and its focus on service standards. This will boost staff to over 70.

The expansion comes at a time when the packager market is coming increasingly under threat from lenders which are coming to the market with more and more direct-to-broker offerings and with many packager panels being culled.

Yet while many high-profile figures such as Edeus chief executive Michael Bolton have criticised the majority of the market, other such as The Mortgage Business managing director Nigel Payne are supporting distributors.

AToM survived the axing of 36 packagers by Sesame after the network reduced its panel from 53 to 17 members.

Managing director Richard Hearn says: “It gives me great pleasure to be in the situation where we are able to recruit more staff at a time when other companies are making job losses. We are excited about taking on board more staff in order to help drive our business forward.”

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