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Bankhall in row over mortgage club

A row has broken out between Bankhall and former emp- loyee Mike Buckley over mortgage club Premier Mortgage Service.

Bankhall chief executive Peter Mann objected to comments made by PMS rival Active Management Group chief executive Buckley in Money Marketing last month.

Buckley said: “John Malone at PMS has built a very successful business and he has done it by playing the numbers game. Our strategy is not to build it in the same way but we want to be more substantial and that is about providing qual- ity of service.”

Bankhall chief executive Peter Mann hits back: “I have known John for 20 years and can vouch for the fact that quality is at the heart of everything he does. The comments of Buckley are both ill informed and inappropriate.”

Buckley says: “It was a compliment to John Malone as he has built a very successful club. We want to do the same but in a slightly different way.”

Buckley left Bankhall last year and bought mortgage specialist Bankhall Client Services which is now part of AMG subsidiary Active Lending Solutions.

Buckley and ex-Bankhall employee Gordon Covell’s ALS signed an alliance with Bankhall rival Threesixty in September.

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