Grant Hendry has joined Foundation as a national account manager.
He was previously at Mortgage Gym as head of digital community, responsible for managing relationships with lenders, as well as creating business relationships with mortgage networks and mortgage clubs.
Prior to this, Hendry held a range of business development managerial roles, as well as acting as a consultant for both Atom and Metro Bank.
Andrew Ferguson, commercial director at Foundation Home Loans, said: “With Grant supporting our work with existing strategic distribution partners, we will be able to continue making a positive impact on the specialist lending market.
“Grant’s main focus will be on listening and understanding their immediate and long-term business needs, identifying new areas where Foundation Home Loans can add real value to brokers and their clients through our sensible, no nonsense specialist lending proposition.”
Hendry added: “The need for specialist products continues to grow whether clients are portfolio landlords, self-employed or first-time landlords making their first purchase.
“Currently, these sectors are underserved, but with Foundation Home Loans’ competitive and flexible offering, there is a real opportunity to ensure this is no longer the case.”
Fleet hires BDM
At the same time, Fleet has hired Matt Taylor as business development manager (BDM) to cover the Midlands.
Taylor reports to sales director, Ross Turrell, and will look after Fleet relationships with advisers and intermediaries across the Midlands region.
He joins Fleet from Tipton & Coseley Building Society, where he worked as senior mortgage sales adviser and controller.
The role at Fleet is to be Taylor’s first field-based in the mortgage market.
Taylor said: “My aim, as always, will be on ensuring I’m approachable and offering real value to advisers, not just across the buy-to-let space but also more broadly across the entire mortgage market.”
Turrell added: “Matt is a real people person and I think those advisers we have relationships with in the Midlands are going to be impressed by his knowledge and understanding of the marketplace.
“He’s looking to hit the ground running and I’m sure he is going to be a much-valued member of our team for many years to come.”