Young (pictured), who has been with the firm for over 10 years and previously worked as business development manager, will take on the role with immediate effect.
He will be responsible for managing existing and new key intermediary partnerships across the mainstream mortgage market and equity release sector, reporting to Steve Cox, business development director.
Cox said: “As Hodge Lifetime establishes itself in the mainstream mortgage market on the back of the hugely successful launch of our 55+ interest only product, it was clear James was perfect for the newly created national account manager role as we expand our intermediary facing team.
“James’s extensive knowledge and experience of the equity release sector is invaluable to us as our lifetime mortgage proposition will remain core to our business strategy. James’s professionalism will serve us well in the wider intermediary market, and I wish him every success in this new role.”
Hodge began offering its 55+ mortgage through Legal and General’s Key Accounts firms last month, with extended distribution in the pipeline. The interest-only product accepts applications from customers up to the age of 85 and has a maximum term age of 95.