EXCLUSIVE: Les Daley joins Capital Advances

He brings with him over 25 years’ industry experience.

Wayne Smethurst, one of the founding directors of Capital Advances, said: “It’s a real privilege to welcome Les on board. To have someone with his pedigree and experience of running a specialist distributor joining the team means it’s exciting times for the business – not to mention the industry as a whole.

Daley added: “I am delighted to join Capital Advances at such a pivotal point in the company’s growth plans. I look forward to contributing towards Capital Advances realising their full potential during such promising times within the mortgage industry.”

Capital Advances launched into the UK first and second charge bridging market in October 2012. It recently expanded its product portfolio to include secured loans, mortgages (residential, buy-to-let and commercial), development finance and commercial finance, becoming a full service master broker to financial intermediaries.

Its technology is the only financial software available in the market that enables comparisons between different lenders as well as different types of products available through multiple channels (direct to lender, distributor, network or mortgage club).

Roger Morris, sales director at Precise Mortgages, said: "Since Capital Advances launched it has always had a clear direction and its online trading platform proves this more than anything. Wayne has always looked to build the right team and Les Daley’s appointment sends a clear message to the market."