He has worked at Nationwide Group for 29 years, holding senior positions in UCB Home Loans and The Mortgage Works (TMW) as well as with Nationwide’s group intermediary sales division. For the last few years, he has been responsible for driving Nationwide’s new build portfolio.
Ian Andrew, managing director for group intermediary sales at Nationwide, said: “James has made a tremendous contribution to Nationwide over the past 29 years. He is one of the best known individuals in the industry and is universally well liked and respected.
“He will be missed by everyone at Nationwide and leaves with our warmest best wishes for the future”
Chidgey said: “Working at Nationwide, with so many talented and industrious people, has been a great privilege for me over the past thirty years. The industry has seen great changes in that time and I have thoroughly enjoyed representing Nationwide in the intermediary arena.
“However, I feel that 2015 is the right time for me to see what opportunities lie outside.”
Nationwide has confirmed that it has started the process of recruiting a replacement for James.
Mortgage Solutions understands Chidgey has no retirement plans at present and will be concluding his duties at the end of December and finish at the end of March.
Nationwide confirmed that it has started the process of recruiting a replacement for James.