Leeds Building Society has bolstered its mortgage advice channel team to meet growing demand for its mortgages from brokers and their clients.
The restructure is headed up by Louisa Sedgwick, formerly head of corporate accounts who becomes head of intermediary distribution.
The mutual is currently recruiting for two new national business development manager roles for the north and south to each lead a team of six regional development managers.
In her new role, Sedgwick will continue to report to Martin Richardson, Leeds Building Society’s general manager – business development.
“We have worked hard to establish solid foundations within our intermediary management team and Louisa’s appointment further supports our desire to work closely with our intermediary partners,” said Martin.
“We have enjoyed an excellent start to the year and have the appetite to further increase our lending through intermediaries and improve our service and proposition by continuing to listen, react and innovate.”
Other improvements to Leeds Building Society’s intermediary proposition in the past 12 months include an increase in procuration fees, withdrawal of the booking fee, and expanded online capability with the re-launch of the intermediary website.
The intermediary team has tripled in size and underwriting capacity has also been enlarged.
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