Specialist lender Fleet Mortgages has appointed Steve Cox as its new distribution director.
Cox most recently worked at Hodge Lifetime as business development director with responsibility for lifetime and equity release sales; he held the role since April 2016.
Prior to this Steve spent eight years as head of commercial development at Sesame Bankhall Group.
At Fleet, Cox will work closely with the management and sales teams to develop and establish new and existing relationships, and to ensure the lender’s product proposition works in both its core areas and potential new ones.
Fleet has also announced that its BDM, Chris Barwick, who previously covered the North East will now be covering the North of England.
Fleet Mortgages chief executive Bob Young says: “We have been very much looking forward to [Steve] joining the team here – he brings with him a wealth of experience and is one of those rare individuals within our industry that has worked across both broker and lender roles at a very high level. This type of knowledge and expertise will be a huge boost to Fleet Mortgages and I have no doubt that Steve will hit the ground running and will help develop our offering and proposition in both our established product areas and a number of new ones.”
Cox says: “This role was a very attractive one – too good to turn down – and I’m therefore very pleased to be finally starting at Fleet, where I believe I can offer a great deal of experience and insight, plus the ability to help push this business. Fleet already has a strong reputation for quality and service, and the team that’s been assembled is second to none. I’m excited to be working here and dealing with the large number of distribution partners we currently have. This is an exciting time for the business and there are plenty of opportunities to explore.”