Peter Curran to join Countrywide

Lloyds director of strategic partnerships Peter Curran is set to leave the lender for Countrywide Financial Services.

He will leave Lloyds on 30 April and will be replaced by Ian Wilson, head of Halifax Intermediary, on an interim basis while a permanent replacement is found.

At Countrywide, Curran will report to financial services director Nigel Stockton and will be tasked with growing its financial services division.

Curran, who will join Countrywide on 1 June, has spent more than 20 years at Lloyds, the last three and a half years of which he has been director of strategic relationships.

Lloyds director of intermediaries Mike Jones, who is also managing director of Scottish Widows Bank, says: “Peter has been with the Group for over 20 years in a variety of roles and has played, in the last 10, an integral part in the success of our mortgage business. 

“Peter has been a particularly influential in the development of the UK mortgage market through the recession and in its rapid recovery since. He has shown significant leadership internally and externally and been key to designing, implementing and leading our mortgage strategy over this time.”

Stockton says: “Peter will add significantly to Countrywide’s capability in financial services. We are delighted to have a career professional with over 20 years experience of the banking industry, and it is further evidence of the importance we place on the relationship we have with the sector.

“We remain focussed on working with the leading banks and financial services brands in the UK to bring improved products and services to the market. Peter brings considerable experience and expertise to add to our growing financial services business.”