The Mortgage Lender has appointed Steve Griffiths as sales director to spearhead the company’s growth.
Griffiths, who will join TML on 8 July, spent 18 years with Kensington Mortgages where he was director of sales and distribution when it became a £1bn lender in 2018.
Griffiths started his career with HSBC and brings 30 years’ of experience to the role where he is tasked with increasing lending and forging closer relationships with The Mortgage Lenders’ distribution partners.
His leadership and contribution to the industry were recognised last year when he was awarded Business Leader of the Year in the Complex Credit category of the Specialist Lending Awards.
The Mortgage Lender deputy chief executive Peter Beaumont said: “Sales expertise is at the heart of any growing business and Steve’s appointment puts us in a strong position to capitalise on the record numbers we’ve seen already this year.”
The Mortgage Lender chief commercial officer Keith Street said: “Attracting someone with Steve’s ability, track record and enthusiasm underlines TML’s position as a lender that is going from strength to strength.
“Our plans include making it easier for brokers to deal with us through greater digital integration and an increase in dedicated business development support. Steve is the right person to lead our expansion and we’re delighted he is joining the team.”
The Mortgage Lender sales director Steve Griffiths said: “TML is a lender that is doing things differently and making a difference to the specialist lending sector. It has a strong management team with a proven track record and is gathering momentum with its first securitisation this year and new build and specialist buy to let product developments.
“My focus is to build closer relationships with key distributors and the wider intermediary market to ensure our field and telephone business development teams deliver outstanding customer service and support to their brokers. .
“In today’s market advisers need wide ranging, clear criteria catering for the everyday issues they encounter when cases don’t fit mainstream lenders and TML offers just that. It’s an exciting time to join the team and I’m looking forward to a period of hard work that will deliver exceptional growth for the business and our intermediary customers.”
The Mortgage Lender is an intermediary-only mortgage lender. It provides real life lending choices for a wide range of borrowers including employed, self-employed, those with impaired credit, lending into retirement and buy to let investors.
This year it launched help to buy residential mortgages and its first buy to let remortgage product. It also completed its first UK mortgage-backed securitisation of residential assets for £238.5m.