Cox (pictured) has been business development director of Hodge Lifetime since April 2016 and will leave in November to begin his role with Fleet.
Hodge Lifetime managing director Deian Jones said Cox had made a significant contribution in his time with the lender.
“We thank Steve for his tireless commitment and we wish him the very best of success at Fleet Mortgages,” he said.
“It is very much business as usual for Hodge Lifetime, continuing to strive to deliver for our advisers and customers. We’ve started the process to find Steve’s replacement and we will provide further information when we can,” he added.
Not an easy decision
Cox said it was not an easy decision to leave Hodge, especially given the current market growth.
“With a lot of exciting change on the horizon, and the rapidly growing later life market the business is well placed for growth,” he said.
“I’ve enjoyed my time enormously, but the opportunity from Fleet was too appealing.”
Fleet Mortgages CEO Bob Young added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Steve to the business in November.
“He’s a respected figure in the industry and has a great track record with Hodge Lifetime. His appointment is key to us continuing to grow.”