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Namba bids to bring in more IFAs

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers and Advisers has appointed Charles Gooding as chairman of its steering committee in a bid to recruit more intermediaries.

Gooding, managing director of national mortgage broking firm One Mortgage Solution, will oversee the creation of Namba&#39s development group intended to represent the views of brokers and advisers.

He says he is keen to differentiate Namba from other organisations in the market such as the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders&#39 Association by positioning it as a professional organisation representing individuals and not a trade body for firms.

Namba is also in contact with the LIA and Aifa about how they can work together to represent mortgage brokers and to discuss the effects of the FSA&#39s polarisation review and the Treasury&#39s Regulating Mortgages consultation.

Gooding will replace Namba chief executive Julian Jennings as the public face of the organisation. He says Jennings will provide back-up for Namba in a facilitating role.

Gooding says: “There is a need for a professional body with the concern over what is going to happen as a result of regulation.”

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