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Henry Woodcock announces retirement

Henry Woodcock has left IRESS and retired from full-time work, following a long career in the mortgage industry.

Woodcock was principal mortgage consultant at IRESS for more than a decade and before that worked as project manager for The Mortgage Agency, and IT/project manager for Bradford & Bingley/Mortgage Express.

Woodcock (pictured) says: “After over ten years at IRESS as principal mortgage consultant, it felt the right time to retire. In my career, particularly over the last couple of years, I’ve seen mortgage tech really come of age and have enjoyed sharing this journey with lenders. I’m interested to see what APIs, open banking and open hub technology will bring to the market and will be keeping an eye on developments.

“Although innovation, digitalisation and automation will bring great benefits to the consumers, brokers and lenders alike, I do not expect the human side, human intelligence and skills being completely replaced by technology in the near future.”

Woodcock plans to spend his retirement travelling and writing about his experiences.



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