EXCLUSIVE: Fleet Mortgages exec team confirmed

Former CHL Mortgages head of operations Keith Murrell takes up the role of chief operations officer and Sunny Lo joins as chief financial officer with Jannie Vermeulen coming in as chief credit and risk officer.

CHL Mortgages national sales manager Ross Turrell takes up the role of sales director whilst former So Simple Mortgages chief executive and Slater Rhodes principal Philip Tebbatt joins as chief legal officer.

Bob Young, chief executive officer of Fleet Mortgages, said: “It is very pleasing to be able to announce the senior management team at Fleet Mortgages as we put in place a collection of experienced mortgage and financial services professionals to launch and run this new lending venture.

“In all the businesses I have been involved in our focus has always been on the quality of staff – we know that Fleet Mortgages will only ever be as good as the people working here which is why we have secured the best in the business, and will only appoint those who think like ‘us’ and will make the same decisions ‘we’ would make.

“The experience and quality within this team is second to none and it means we are able to launch as a lender in double-quick time and hit the ground running with our ambitious growth plans.”

Earlier this month Mortgage Introducer exclusively revealed that Fleet Mortgages is planning to target the specialist end of the buy-to-let market including HMO’s and professional landlords.

Young said he hopes to quickly establish Fleet in the intermediary space. And he added: “Our aim is to build a successful, sustainable business and become the natural first port of call for any broker looking for a specialist lender to meet the complexities of their clients.

“All the staff at Fleet Mortgages are absolutely committed to making this business a success and we will be outlining how we will achieve this over the coming weeks.

“This is the start of an exciting venture and with the quality of staff we have, and the partnerships we already have in place, we are absolutely certain we can carve out a major position for ourselves in the UK lending market.”

Fleet Mortgages is planning to launch in mid November.