Pink Home Loans
Pink Home Loans has appointed Tony Jones, former head of business development at specialist lending group, UCB Home Loans, as its new managing director.
Jones is moving on, following a long career with the Nationwide group, of which UCB is a subsidiary.
He took the position of head of business development at UCB four years ago and has played a key role in developing the group’s business.
Charles Reed, managing director, said: ‘Tony has con-tributed a great deal to the growth of UCB Home Loans and, while we are sad to see him go, we wish him every success in his new position.’
Irish Permanent has appointed a new salesman to its team. Trevor Barnard, formerly of Scottish Provident, has been brought in to boost sales for the lender.
Barnard has worked in the financial services sector for many years and will be responsible for business within London and the South East.
RBR Insurance Group
RBR Insurance Group has announced three new recruits to its team. Phil Jacobs is the new financial services director. He joins from John Charcol North East and has more than 20 years’ experience within the financial services industry.
Richard Derbyshire is the new strategic business development director. Derbyshire held various senior management and development positions at Norwich Union before switching over to RBR.
The third appointment is Gill Perkins, who starts as the new PR and marketing manger.
Before joining RBR, Perkins worked as a freelance writer and PR adviser and was also communications officer at Filtronic.
Solent Mortgage Services (SMS)
Lalli Kalyan has been appointed as the new national sales manager at SMS. Kalyan’s role will involve co-ordinating and managing seven business development managers that service the broker market throughout the UK. She will also look to develop broker relationships and grow the sales team.
Kalyan has over 10 years’ experience in the finance industry, her most recent position being mortgage sales manager at Countrywide Mortgage Centre.
Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML)
Cheltenham & Gloucester’s (C&G) chief valuer, Paul Trott, has been appointed as chairman of the CML’s valuation panel.
He has served on the valuation panel for 12 years. Succeeding John Price of Abbey National, Trott’s appointment takes effect from the end of March. Graduating as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 1981, Trott has also worked for Principality Building Society, before moving to C&G in July 1989. Trott is now a fellow of RICS.
The CML valuation panel comprises representatives from all key mortgage lenders and companies of valuers, meeting on a regular basis to discuss issues affecting the industry and giving best practice advice to its members.