NatWest expanding BDM team on back of increased appetite to lend

NatWest is recruiting up to 10 field-based BDMs and three sales managers having significantly grown its appetite to lend this year.

It has already expanded its corporate account team with the appointment of Luke Christodoulides as a new corporate account manager.

In his new role Christodoulides will be responsible for NatWest Intermediary Solutions’ relationships with a number of the larger intermediary networks and mortgage clubs. For the last six years Christodoulides has been an area sales manager for London and the South, managing a team of nine BDMs.

Joan Roberts, who previously worked at ING developing its high networth proposition, has already been added to NatWest’s BDM team to cover its Central London patch and Andrew Roberts, who after stints at Abbey for Intermdiaries and Northern Rock has spent the last three years as commercial financial planner at NatWest, to cover the West End of London area.

It has also bolstered its Norwich-based phone BDM team with the appointment of Gemma Wardale, who has worked for NatWest parent Royal Bank of Scotland Group for seven years, most recently as a mortgage consultant in its retail channel.

Graham Felstead, head of intermediary mortgages, NatWest Intermediary Solutions said: “We have significantly grown our appetite to lend this year and are looking to maintain this momentum into the foreseeable future.

”This means we need to recruit more talented individuals to ensure that we continue to deliver the service that brokers have come to expect from us.

“As well as expanding our corporate account team, we are currently recruiting for more BDMs, sales managers and people for our sales support team.”