IMLA comments the proposed financial services trade body merger

23 November 2015

Peter Williams, Executive Director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), comments on today’s report from the Financial Services Trade Association Review

“Today’s recommendation sets out a persuasive case in the face of significant practical challenges to retain existing trade body structures and focus, while consolidating and enhancing the collective voice of the UK financial services industry.

“As a democratic interest group with a ‘one fee, one vote’ policy for all members, IMLA provides a unique forum focused on intermediary mortgage distribution, at modest cost, without seeking to replicate the ‘full-service’ trade body offer. Feedback from members is that they benefit individually and collectively from having a dedicated group for those who specialise in the intermediary market, where lenders of all sizes can exert an influence.

“We are grateful for the review’s acknowledgement of IMLA’s current position. We have open and constructive working relationships with our fellow trade bodies where there are mutual interests and members, and we trust this will continue as the landscape evolves.”

For further information please contact:

Maham Uzair / Will Muir, Instinctif Partners
Tel: 0207 427 1422 / 29 /

Notes to Editors

About IMLA

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is the trade association that represents mortgage lenders who lend to UK consumers and businesses via the broker channel. Its membership of 52 banks, building societies and specialist lenders include 18 of the 20 largest UK mortgage lenders (measured by gross lending) and account for about 90% of mortgage lending (91.6% of balances and 92.8% of gross lending).

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