Connect appoints first BDM

Fernandes has worked in BDM roles for Yorkshire Building Society, Advantage Home Loans and NatWest in a career spanning nearly 20 years.

Liz Syms, managing director at Connect Mortgage Club, said: "I am delighted to have Diogo onboard. We have experienced a huge intake of ARs over the past year, with brokers really buying into the cost effective proposition we offer against other conventional networks.

“In order to build on this success and better support the requirements of our members and introducing partners, I felt we needed a professional and knowledgeable BDM on the road.

“Diogo brings with him a wealth of experience and background in building relationships. Through him and the recent appointment of Oliver Hunt as our new Inhouse broker support manager, I am confident that we can better serve the needs of our broker community.”

Fernandes said: “Connect has already made a big impact on the intermediary market and I am delighted to join them at such an exciting time.

“I am eager to get to know our members and spread the word of the unique services that the company has to offer by building their presence with brokers across the country in 2015."