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BM Soutions appoints key account manager for central London

BM Solutions, recently named as the biggest buy-to-let lender for gross advances by the CML, has appointed Helen McGrigor as key account manager for central London.

Prior to joining the UK&#39s biggest specialist lender, McGrigor spent six years plying her trade at Bradford & Bingley subsidiary Mortgage Express. She has also worked in senior sales roles for Yorkshire and Bank of Scotland respectively.

McGrigor will be the first point of contact for BM Solutions&#39 major accounts based in the heart of London. McGrigor says that BM Solutions&#39 leading broker proposition was a lure that was too hard to resist.

She says: “In my view BM Solutions is in the best position to support brokers in a regulated environment.

“Their online services combined with very competitive products means that BM Solutions has a strong reputation in the market. I&#39m looking forward to building on this over the coming months.”

Alan Cleary, head of sales at BM Solutions, adds: “It&#39s a great coup to have secured Helen&#39s services and is an indication of how we&#39re perceived in the market. As well as having the best online services in the market, we&#39re also determined to recruit the best people. This is the key to retaining, and improving, on our five star service standard.”

BM Solutions launched the One-Minute Mortgage in October last year. Brokers can now secure a virtual offer, subject to valuation, in less than one minute. Over 80% of BM Solution&#39s business is now submitted through BM Solutions Online . BM Solutions is leading the market on the way up to N4 with online services.


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