AToM Express Limited has achieved directly authorised status, using the support and guidance of SimplyBiz Mortgages.
Traditionally a broker and a packager, AToM made the decision to apply for FCA authorisation under one of its subsidiary companies in order to increase the breadth of services available to its clients and to add efficiencies to its processes.
Dale Janiels, managing director of AToM, said: “I’ve known Martin Reynolds, CEO of SimplyBiz Mortgages, for a number of years and have the upmost respect for the way in which he conducts business.
“Stories that I’d heard from other people in the industry in recent years suggested that this high level of professionalism and integrity are reflected throughout SimplyBiz Mortgages, and the whole SimplyBiz Group.
“The process of becoming directly authorised was very straightforward, and the SimplyBiz applications team were very knowledgeable and helpful. They made sure that they were happy with everything before the full application was submitted to the FCA. This saved us a lot of hassle and time and meant that the application period was very short.
“The first few weeks of using the advice its compliance services provide have been a really positive experience and I would be happy to recommend SimplyBiz Mortgages to anyone looking for high-quality, professional support for their business journey into the directly authorised space.”
Reynolds added: “Dale has a huge wealth of knowledge about the industry, and therefore such high praise from him, and the rest of the team at AToM, is not received lightly.
“I’m delighted to be working more closely with AToM and I’m sure we’ll have a long and successful partnership going forward.”