B&B announces appointment

Andy (43), who holds an MBA and CIM Post-Grad Diploma in marketing, joins the Group with 14 years of experience within the financial services industry, the last ten with HBOS where his roles included head of mortgage products, head of savings products, mortgage retention manager and head of secured lending.

His new role encompasses Bradford & Bingley and Mortgage Express brands and covers mortgage product development, product management and strategic marketing. He will manage product development teams in both Yorkshire and New Barnet and will report to Group director of lending, Chris Gillespie.

Andy said: “My main aim is to continue to deliver the excellent products the Group is known for. I plan to use my experience and knowledge to drive the business forward for both the Mortgage Express and Bradford & Bingley brands, which are equally important in their target markets.

“The intermediary market is a strong and competitive one and we will continue to compete through our Mortgage Express brand offering innovation and a clear understanding of brokers and their customers’ needs. I hope to meet many of our key brokers over the coming months.

“We will obviously be focusing on the buy-to-let, lifetime and self-cert markets but will also look for under-served areas ignored or avoided by other lenders.”