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ERC and Bank of Ireland UK expand with appointments

  • 22/04/2020
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ERC and Bank of Ireland UK expand with appointments
The Equity Release Council (ERC) has appointed members to its board of directors and Bank of Ireland UK has added to its mortgage intermediary team.


Claire Singleton, CEO of Legal & General Home Finance; Greg Neilson, managing director at Aviva Retirement and Matthew Burton, managing director of mortgages at Hodge have been appointed to the ERC board.

Other additions include Vanessa Owen, vice president, private markets UK of Reinsurance Group of America and Tom Evans, managing director of Canada Life Home Finance.

David Burrowes, chairman of the Equity Release Council, said: “The expansion of our board follows a period where equity release has become established as a mainstream financial services product, among the most carefully regulated in the UK, to help finance later life and meet a host of financial and social purposes.

“Our new directors will add to the industry expertise that guides our work.”


Bank of Ireland appoints BDM

Bank of Ireland UK has appointed Mike Furlong (pictured) as business development manager (BDM) for the North East region.

He brings over three decades’ experience in developing relationships with brokers and supporting them to place complex mortgages. He will help to strengthen the bank’s relationships with intermediary mortgage providers.

Furlong said: “I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic team of experts and am looking forward to helping the business continue to support brokers, and ultimately, customers to find the best lending products for them.”

Iain Smith, head of intermediaries at Bank of Ireland UK, added: “I’m delighted to have someone with Mike’s experience and passion join our team, especially as we continue to support the mortgage intermediary market and be there for them during these unprecedented times.”

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