ModaMortgages adds head of sales and new BDMs

Intermediary-only lender continues to build team as it prepares for launch

ModaMortgages adds head of sales and new BDMs

ModaMortgages, a new specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender of digital bank Chetwood Financial, has announced the appointments of Scott Phillips as head of sales, Becki Fraser-Tucker as a senior business development manager (BDM), and Bec Murray as BDM.

Phillips (second from left in picture), who has 25 years of experience in financial services, joins from Vida Homeloans, where he was a national account manager. He had a similar role in his stints at Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) and OneSavings Bank (OSB). As head of sales at ModaMortgages, Phillips will oversee the lender’s field-based team of BDMs.

Fraser-Tucker (far right in picture) has also worked across a range of national account manager and BDM positions, including roles with OSB, Bank of Ireland, and HTB, while Murray (second from right in picture) previously spent over 16 years with HSBC, firstly as a mortgage and protection adviser before progressing to an area mortgage manager role. The two will manage broker relationships across the UK and assist Phillips in growing the lender’s BDM team.

Launching in the coming months, the new intermediary-only lender also recently named Darrell Walker as its head of mortgage sales and distribution. Alongside Ian Lonergan, group chair at Chetwood, Walker (far left in picture) has been developing the ModaMortgages proposition over the past year.

“We’re over the moon to welcome Scott, Becki, and Bec to the ModaMortgages team,” Walker stated. “They have immense experience in the mortgage market and working with brokers, so they will undoubtedly help us on our mission to make BTL mortgages smarter, faster, and simpler. We will do this by being honest and transparent with brokers, and the sales and BDM team are integral to this.”

Commenting on his appointment, Phillips said he was thrilled to join ModaMortgages.

“There is a clear sense that we are at the start of something very exciting, and our no-nonsense approach to BTL lending is exactly what the broker market is crying out for,” he commented.

“Having Becki and Bec join the team at the same time is also a real coup. Building strong relationships between brokers and BDMs will be fundamental to ModaMortgages’ delivery of an exceptional service, and Becki and Bec are perfectly placed to do just that.”

Fraser-Tucker added that she was looking forward to throwing herself into the journey and helping establish the ModaMortgages brand in the broker market.

“The BTL market has gone through another notable shift over the past couple of years due to rising interest rates, as well as new regulation and reform,” Fraser-Tucker remarked. “What brokers and landlords need right now is a reliable, uncomplicated lender to help them confidently navigate change. From the minute I heard about ModaMortgages’ proposition, I was keen to be involved.” 

Murray, for her part, shared that she was pleased to be a part of the team and look forward to connecting with brokers in the months to come.

“The calibre of the people involved in developing the proposition and bringing it to market speaks volumes about the quality of ModaMortgages,” she said.

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