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Abbey National business Mark Stephens has been named as head of commercial mortgages at Abbey Natio...

Abbey National business

Mark Stephens has been named as head of commercial mortgages at Abbey National business.

Prior to this Stephens was heading up the business development side of the lenders commercial mortgage business.

Commenting on his appointment Stephens said: “Abbey National business has set out to offer business customers a good value alternative to the ‘big four’, so this is a marvellous opportunity to lead a division that is trying to be truly different from everyone else. The commercial mortgage sector is vibrant and growing and our customers and broker partners will continue to get an excellent service and a choice of competitive products.”

Portman Building Society

Portman Building Society has appointed two new senior executives. Dermot McKeever has been appointed as associate director (regulated sales) and Phil McCabe joins as associate director (systems development).

McCabe has been working with Portman as a consultant for almost three years, but McKeever joins from the Zurich Group, where he held a senior position in the UK life company.

Matthew Wyles, group development director at Portman, said: “We are excited about the opportunities presented by depolarisation in the financial services market and Dermot will play the leading role in designing and implementing our strategy.”

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