First National has appointed Simon Dunigan as national sales manager.
Dunigan will have responsibility for the delivery of residential mortgages to the market through its intermediary network.
Prior to the appointment Dunigan headed up the company’s secured loans sales team. He will now head up a team of two sales managers and six sales consultants.
Dunigan said: “Historically First National is a big player in the non-conforming residential mortgage arena, due to qualities such as its innovation, commitment and an approach that signals to both brokers and end users that we are on their side.
“First National’s task now, as a part of GE Consumer Finance, is to ensure that we become the intermediary’s first choice for first mortgages. The key to that is to listen to our customers, and learn from them what they want us to do.”
Specialist mortgage lender igroup has made three new appointments to its sales and marketing team.
Jon Sturgess joins as business development manger, Spencer Gale has come in as business development executive and Tracy Gibbs is the new sales liaison specialist.
Sturgess and Gale will be concentrating on bringing in new business from the southern regions, while Gibbs will be providing support services to existing and prospective intermediaries.
Jonathan Sadler, director of sales and marketing at igroup, said: “Our focus is on face to face partnership-building with our introducers. With this in mind, we will be bringing more first-class specialist into our sales team and will be investing even more heavily in our broker training and development programmes.”
Rob Brier has joined Kensington Mortgages as managing director.
He joins from strategy consultancy, Monitor Company, where he spent 11 years in charge of its retail financial services practice in Europe.
John Maltby, chief executive of Kensington, said: “I am delighted Rob has joined Kensington Mortgages. His appointment both broadens and strengthens the management team, as we continue to develop the business. Rob and his team will be focused, in particular, on developing the tremendous opportunities for further growth that exist in our core specialist mortgage market.”