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MfB appoints BDM

Mortgages for Business has hired Emma Neylon as a business development manager to help expand its B2B proposition.

Neylon will manage MfB’s business partner and network relationships and she will be the support for any deal placement concerns, issues or advice.

Neylon has previously worked for Mortgage Trust, Optoma and Concert Mortgages and she brings a broad range of experience with her to the business development role.

Nick Blunt, head of business partner development at Mortgages for Business, says: “We are delighted to have Neylon join the team, she will be available as a support to all our broker and business partners and she will be developing new relationships with the new business that we are rapidly receiving.”

He adds: “Despite the murmurings of a severely declining market, Mortgages for Business are flourishing.

“Our new broker and business partner services are unique. We have in place the best support services, commissions and technology for the buy-to-let market.”


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