BoM taps ING Direct for state manager

by Adam Smith01 Feb 2012

Bank of Melbourne has tapped a former ING Direct state manager to oversee its team of BDMs.

The bank has appointed Paul Filippone as Victoria state manager. Filippone previously served as Victorian state manager with ING Direct, and was Victorian vice president and treasurer for the MFAA from 2007 to 2011. Bank of Melbourne head of broker Clive Kirkpatrick touted Filippone's experience working with BDMs and brokers.

"We’re really pleased to have Paul on board, his extensive experience in the broking industry, exceptional local knowledge and his previous position with the MFAA in Victoria makes him an exciting addition to the team," Kirkpatrick said.

Filippone will lead the bank's team of six BDMs. The appointment comes after the bank late last year expanded BDM access to its entire broker network, a move which a Bank of Melbourne spokesperson told Australian BrokerNews has seen positive response from brokers.

"With six BDMs on the road now - including Mary Van Hoorn who is specific to the Asian market - as well as adding a dedicated loan processing team, we're seeing encouraging results," the spokesperson said.

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