MT Finance hires head of BTL team

The move comes ahead of the lender’s entry into the buy-to-let sector

MT Finance hires head of BTL team

Ahead of its upcoming launch into the buy-to-let sector, MT Finance has appointed Marylen Edwards (pictured) as head of buy-to-let lending.

Edwards, who will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s buy-to-let proposition and underwriting practices, brings 28 years of experience to the company. 

She began her career as a mortgage and commercial manager with Lloyds Bank in 1994, before spending 10 years as a BTL and commercial broker. Since then, she has held several senior roles including positions at Metro Bank and Axis Bank. Edwards joins MT Finance from Together, where she was a regional account manager in the South.

Joshua Elash, director and founder of MT Finance, said they are looking forward to working with Edwards as the lender launches into the buy-to-let market.

“Marylen’s experience, drive, and ambition fit perfectly with our desire to continue to develop MT Finance into the UK’s leading specialist lender. She will help shape our technology focussed, broker-friendly proposition as we take our first steps on this exciting new journey,” Elash added.   

Edwards said she is excited to be part of the new business venture with MT Finance, having seen how successful the bridging side has become.

“I am looking forward to the amazing opportunities the new BTL proposition will bring for the company,” she said.

Read more: MT Finance secures J.P. Morgan investment.

MT Finance is currently operating in both the regulated and non-regulated UK bridging finance market, and the recent investment from J.P. Morgan significantly enhances its existing lending platform through diversification into the term lending market.

The upcoming launch into buy-to-let follows the successful introduction of a regulated bridging product in 2020 and will be followed by new products in the next 12 months.