Aldermore Bank has appointed Rob Barnard to Head of Intermediary Distribution in the Residential Mortgages division as part of a wider expansion of its intermediary sales team, highlighting the Bank’s commitment to brokers.
Britain’s leading challenger bank, which recently announced it will be taking part in the second phase of the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, is investing in the newly expanded Residential Mortgages intermediary team to support further growth in broker sales activity, following a significant uplift in lending over the past 12 months*.
Rob Barnard, who was previously Head of Business Development at Aldermore, will report to Residential Mortgages Managing Director Charles Haresnape in his new role. The intermediary team is being expanded to include new roles in order to further deepen the bank’s relationships with brokers. Working alongside Rob will be a Head of Sales, Sales Manager and a Key Account Management team.
Aldermore Residential Mortgages Managing Director Charles Haresnape says:
“Rob has built a strong reputation in the mortgage market and is well recognised for his knowledge and professionalism.
“Aldermore is extremely well-placed to grow in both the intermediary and direct market. We are strongly capitalised and readily able to raise the deposit funding required to support the ongoing growth in our mortgage businesses. With plans to launch our Help to Buy second phase products towards the end of this year, our services will be further enhanced by having a dedicated person in charge of intermediary business.”
Aldermore Head of Intermediary Lending Rob Barnard says:
“Having lent over £1.3 billion to UK homeowners since opening our doors in 2009, and having recently extended our services into Scotland, we are expanding our intermediary sales team to widen our distribution network. We are always looking to help brokers write more business, and our entry into Phase 2 of Help to Buy will give brokers additional product choice and greater access to our personalised mortgage service, either face to face or via telephone.”