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Meeks and Haggerty join Legal and General Home Finance

  • 30/11/2017
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Meeks and Haggerty join Legal and General Home Finance
Barry Meeks and Steve Haggerty will join Stephen Smith, former director of Legal and General Housing Partnership, on the Home Finance board in non-executive roles to develop its position in the lifetime mortgage sector.

Barry Meeks has 35 years’ experience in the industry, including as the chief executive of a UK bank. He has been in various board director roles, both as an executive and non-executive, since 1991. Meeks currently sits on the boards of four companies within the financial services sector.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Legal & General Home Finance Board,” said Meeks. “Legal & General has been a transformative force in the lifetime mortgage market and has played a leading role making accessing property wealth more attractive and accessible to customers.

“This is a growing market with a bright future, and I look forward to working closely with the board as they continue to bring lifetime mortgages into the mainstream,” he added.

Steve Haggerty (pictured) joins the L&G Home Finance board with more than 40 years’ experience specialising in mortgages as an originator, servicer, and more recently in portfolio trading.

Prior to joining L&G, Haggerty held senior positions at Skipton Building Society and as a non-executive director at Melton Mowbray Building Society. He currently holds non-exec roles at Belmont Green Finance and Target Servicing, and will be leaving his position at Target Servicing to join L&G.


Growing sector

Haggerty commented: “It is an incredibly exciting time for retirement lending, with lifetime mortgages now the fastest growing sector in the mortgage market, and Legal & General Home Finance is clearly a dynamic force in this sector having developed from industry newcomer to market-leaders. I look forward to working with Steve and the board to support the company’s future development.”

Steve Ellis, managing director at Legal & General Home Finance, said: “We are extremely pleased to have both Barry and Steve joining the Legal & General Home Finance Board. Their combined experience and knowledge, alongside that of Stephen Smith, will provide valuable insight and judgement to support the continued growth of Legal & General Home Finance and the wider lifetime mortgage market.”

“The perspective of highly qualified non-executive directors is something we value highly at Legal & General Home Finance, and I look forward to working closely with the members to strengthen our market-leading position,” Ellis added.

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