Kevin Friend joins Money Partners

Money Partners has confirmed industry rumours that Kevin Friend, former director of sales at Scottish packager Opus, has joined the Middlesex-based lender as head of strategic partnerships.

Friend left Opus earlier in October, stating at the time that after two-years with the Glasgow-based packager he was looking for new opportunities closer to his home in England.

He cut his teeth in the financial services industry at The Mortgage Operation, which he helped set up with Frank Butler and Mortgage PLC’s Trevor Pothecary in 1993. In 1999 he helped set up emfinance.com as the UK’s first online brokerage. He joined Opus in 2004.

Bob Sturges director of communication at Money Partners, confirmed that his appointment would imminently take effect.

He says: “Were obviously delighted to have an individual of Friends calibre join the Money Partners team.”

Friend says: “I can confirm I will joining Money Partners shortly. In my new role I will be tasked with identifying and developing new and complimentary partnership chanels. Im looking forward to it.”