TML appoints head of affinity partners

The Mortgage Lender has appointed Jeff Caiger as head of affinity partners.

Caiger joins from Hamilton Direct Bank, part of HFC Bank, where he was head of affinity. He was previously with LloydsTSB.

He plans to develop the mortgage, remortgage and loan business for TML, particularly with retail partners, self-employed groups.

He will also look at the possibility for TML’s self-cert mortgage proposition working with building societies, Individual Voluntary Arrangement advisers and other financial institutions.

Caiger says: “I took one look at The Mortgage Lender’s systems and processes and was convinced that it is a serious player.

“TML’s attitude to compliance is very focussed, and if we’re going to establish more relationships with the biggest and best known brands in the UK, then we have their reputation to think about as well as ours.”

David Titmuss, Managing Director of The Mortgage Lender, says: “Jeff is a key appointment as we drive our growth and development in affinity-based products.

“He has tremendous experience and understanding of the needs and requirements of business partners – including some of the biggest and best known brands in the country.”