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Habito MD marketplace Jenny Watts promoted to COO – exclusive

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Habito MD marketplace Jenny Watts promoted to COO – exclusive
Jenny Watts, MD marketplace at digital broker Habito and previous director of lending operations at Metro Bank, has been promoted to COO, effective immediately.

Watts joined the London-based digital broker just nine months ago and oversees the development, recruitment and advice services at the mortgage adviser.

Earlier this week, Habito agreed an £18.5m series B capital-raising deal in its latest funding round, which it plans to use to raise profile, build its brand and invest in technology. The adviser has raised £27.5m so far in its progression from series A to B funding over the last nine months, after a £5.5m deal agreed in January.

The investment round was led by international venture capital firm Atomico, with participation from existing investors: Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, and Revolutionary (Ad)Ventures.

Habito also said it will be working with ‘several major retail banks and high street lenders to integrate its technology and systems directly, in order to achieve its ambition of facilitating real-time mortgage approvals, as well as applications.’

Before Habito, Watts spent over four years with Metro Bank and was formerly UK head of lending operations at Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, formerly Anglo Irish Bank.

To see more on Habito, view our series of Tech Talks, sponsored by Capita, featuring Watts and Capita’s Jon Peart.

 

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