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Ricky Okey joins Abbey’s intermediary mortgage and protection team

Ricky Okey is set to join Abbeys intermediary mortgage and protection sales team

The former Charcol managing director has joined Abbey for Intermediaries in the newly created position of director, mortgages and protection.

Based in London, Okey will report to Ambrose McGinn. His role will be to drive up mortgage and protection sales through the intermediary channel.

Okey says: “I am joining at a time when an international player, who is keen to invest and looking for growth, has confirmed Abbey as an independent business and a valuable competitor in the market. Thats the type of challenge that I was looking for after the sale of Charcol.”

Abbey for Intermediaries director Ambrose McGinn says: “Ricky has been in the industry for over 15 years and has a demonstrable track record of building successful teams and growing businesses. His experience as an intermediary will also add a new dynamic to the senior team that can only benefit us and our customers.”

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