SML set for expansion

SML recently appointed Colin Davison to cover business development for the South East of England and the distributor is now looking to make a number of new appointments in areas of strategic importance across the UK.

Paul Crewe, director at Smart Money Loans, said: "Brokers in the South East are responding positively to the Smart Money Loans message and particularly through dealing with an experienced and knowledgeable development manager like Colin.

“Both he and Jack Robertson, our BDM in Scotland, have proved the importance of only hiring the best and most experienced individuals.

“Brokers are not interested in unnecessary and time consuming visits from representatives, who are wet behind the ears with no real understanding of what brokers want and who just waste their time to fill call quotas.

“In searching for the right development managers, we also place equal importance on finding the best underwriting and administrative backup to work from our Chester office.

“Development work can be completely undermined unless backed up by a thoroughly professional and committed team, providing consistent service every day in liaising with brokers, their clients and our lender partners.

“Our priority in 2014 is to identify and employ only the brightest and best from the development and underwriting community in 2014."