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Accord announces two new hires

Accord Mortgages has announced the appointment of Nicola Alvarez (pictured) to its corporate account team alongside Nick Piper as strategic performance and operations manager.

Alvarez arrives from Melton Mowbray Building Society, and before that worked at Platform, the intermediary lender of The Co-operative Bank. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services.

Piper has worked at Yorkshire Building Society since 1997, most recently as customer and commercial performance manager.

In mid-August Accord announced that Helen Cawthra had joined the company as a new corporate account manager.

Accord director of intermediary distribution Jeremy Duncombe says: “The calibre of our new appointments really reflects the ambition of our growth plans.

“Nicola’s role is to manage and develop our existing propositions such as new build and contractor mortgages, but also to work with our brokers and key lending partners to identify and deliver new areas to develop our offering further – involving our brokers from the beginning to understand exactly what’s needed.”

“At Accord, our development is driven by a desire to meet the needs of the brokers we work with, but we can only do that if we have the right people on board with the right skills and experience. We’re determined to help brokers give the best possible service to their clients and these appointments serve to underline that commitment.”


Accord announces new hires

Intermediary-only lender Accord Mortgages has buffed up its sales team and confirmed that it has appointed Helen Cawthra (pictured) as its new corporate account manager, starting from today. The appointments come after the lender announced that it was partaking in a hiring spree in July. Cawthra arrives from Leeds Building Society, where she worked in […]

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