Phil Jenks appointed HBOS head of specialist lending

Phil Jenks has been appointed head of specialist lending at HBOS.

Phil has over 30 years experience at Halifax and HBOS.

Previously head of HBOS Mortgage Strategy, Jenks has held a number of senior roles across the group’s mortgage business.

He was appointed Head of Halifax Mortgages in 1999 and has been instrumental in leading the strategy of the HBOS mortgage business in recent years.

HBOS also confirms that Michael Bolton, previously head of specialist lending and who has been with the group since 2001, is leaving to join The Oakwood Group. Michael will be joined by Alan Cleary, John Nixon, Rob Williams and Mark Smith.

Phil Jenks, head of specialist lending, HBOS, says: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role. I look forward to leading the specialist mortgage brands through the next phase of their growth.”

David Nicholson, managing director of HBOS Mortgages, adds: “We wish Michael all the best in his new role and I would like to thank him for his contribution to the development of our mortgage business.

“We have real strength and depth right across our mortgage business. I am pleased, therefore, to announce the appointment of Phil Jenks to the position of head of specialist lending. Phil has an unrivalled knowledge of our industry and is very well placed to take the business forward.”