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Hodge appoints head of mortgage origination, BDM and underwriters

  • 20/01/2021
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Hodge appoints head of mortgage origination, BDM and underwriters
Hodge has appointed Ryan Davies as its managing director of mortgages and hired four members of staff.


The lender made Davies’ role permanent after he was given the job on an interim basis in March last year. 

He has held various roles at Hodge since joining through its graduate scheme in 2015 and has replaced Matt Burton, who is now group retail director and deputy CEO. 

The other hires include a business development manager, three underwriters and Emma Williamson, who has been appointed in the newly created role of head of mortgage origination. 

Williamson has worked for Hodge since 2019 and previously managed the completions team. In her new role she will have the responsibility of managing commission payments and ensuring they are paid with corresponding statements. 

Davies (pictured) said: “With the stamp duty holiday ending in March, we are seeing increased demand across all of our mortgage products. We felt that, to maintain an excellent level of customer service, we needed to bring increased expertise into the team and make the journey more streamlined. 

“Completions will now be managed within the newly formed mortgage origination team who will process applications from decision in principle (DIP) through to completion.  

He added: “Hodge has always prided itself on its flexible and personal approach to each application and this new team structure will allow us to cope with the additional demand, as well as not having to compromise on this level of service.”


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