Stephen Atkins – Managing Director

Stephen has always worked in the lending sector. He was a member of the team that wrote ‘the mortgage code’; he consulted with the FSA to produce MCOB; helped to found AMI; was appointed to the FSA/FCA Smaller Business Practitioners Panel and worked on sub-panels with FOS, OFT (consumer credit) and HMT; and acts as an Expert Witness.

He has worked as a ‘skilled person’ for S166 enquiries and as an ‘independent person’ appointed by the FCA.

Background & Expertise

  • Subject matter expert for complex regulated lending, mortgages consumer credit and general insurance
  • Corporate Governance – SYSC – Risk
  • Former group compliance director of a pan-European lender and broker
  • FSA Smaller Business Practitioner Panel; FOS, OFT and HMT sub-panels
  • FCA Skilled Person and Independent Person
  • FSA Summer School
  • FCA Approved Person (NED)
  • Adviser to trade bodies
  • Strong communicator and industry speaker
  • Wide experience in UK, EU and USA
  • Expert witness

Our Customers include:

Banks, lenders, intermediaries, networks, international motor manufacturers and dealerships, national builders, bridging specialists, debt managers, pawnbrokers, crowdfunders, solicitors and internet service providers.