Keystone Property Finance has appointed Sara Finlay-Hudson and Gary Dean as business managers.
Finlay-Hudson will be covering the North East, she has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry – most recently as BDM for Skipton Building Society.
“I have a solid understanding of buy-to-let which means that I will be able to hit the ground running,” said Finlay-Hudson. “I’m looking forward to getting on the road, catching up with brokers I’ve known for years and meeting new ones.”
“My patch is a large one, from the Scottish border all the way down to Nottingham where landlords are particularly active,” she added.
Dean will be covering the North West – including Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and as far south as Stoke-on-Trent. He was previously working at Together Money, and Santander before that.
Dean commented: “My background is in specialist lending so joining Keystone is a good fit for me. Spending the last few years behind a desk, I really can’t wait to get out and meet with brokers face to face.”
The latest appointments brought the Keystone BDM team to seven, which is led by Phil Riches, head of sales.
Riches commented: “Increasingly, portfolio landlords are turning their attentions to the main towns and cities in the north of England where rental income is good, but property prices are lower.
“As such we felt it was time that we had a more visible presence on the ground. Having both Sara and Gary will mean that we can properly service brokers both sides of the Pennines.”
Meanwhile, Interbay Commercial, part of OneSavings Bank, has appointed Marc Callaghan and Marc Turner as strategic account managers, both were previously senior business development managers for Interbay.
In addition, Kelly Rule and Michael Mann have been promoted from internal sales positions to join Gareth Broome joined as new senior business development managers.
The personnel changes were made to meet demand for specialist products in commercial, bridging and specialist buy-to-let sectors.
Darrell Walker, head of sales for second charge and commercial at Interbay, commented: “To help meet growing demand, it was important to have the right people in the right places at the start of the year as we accelerate our commercial and bridging business.”
“This new sales structure will support brokers and help them to create more opportunities in the year ahead.”