Accord to add 25 underwriters to team

Accord Mortgages is taking on 25 more underwriters in the coming months to improve turnaround times and lending decisions.

The intermediary-only lender has already recruited an additional 10 underwriters who have already begun training.

Following the latest round of recruitment, there will be 130 underwriters dedicated to intermediaries at the lender.

Accord says it is also in the process of recruiting up to 15 more staff who are expected to start in summer.

Accord director of intermediary distribution Jeremy Duncombe says: “We changed the way we process our mortgage applications two years ago giving our underwriters the autonomy to make lending decisions, as well as offering brokers direct access to our underwriters.

“This has received a positive response from intermediaries, and we’re seeing an increase in the amount of business brokers place with us. However, we recognise that it’s important not to rest on our laurels, so we’ve continued to invest in people to provide the best possible service to brokers.”

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