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Rooftop appoints roving underwriters

Rooftop Mortgages has appointed three roving underwriters to provide onsite coverage with various members of its mortgage packager panel.

Charlotte Riley has spent the last three years working for Freedom Lending and will be covering the North West. Also covering the North West and Yorkshire will be Lynsey Allen, who joins from Mortgages PLC after three years.

Allen will be joined by fellow former colleague Nick Cannings, who spent six years at Mortgages PLC. Cannings will be covering packagers based in the Midlands region.

Alison Beech, business development director at Rooftop, says: “These new appointments will add further depth to our existing onsite underwriting team and we are delighted they have seen in Rooftop a specialist lender fit for the rigours of a demanding and competitive market, where their skills will be put to good use and they can develop and further their careers.”


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