Key Retirement hires director to step up specialist lending

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Key Retirement has bolstered its specialist lending ability by appointing Mark Blanchfield as director of specialist lending.

Blanchfield will be responsible for developing Key’s specialist mortgage desk. He will focus on mainstream lending for those wanting to borrow into and in retirement.

He joins from My Equity Release Expert, where was a director.

At Key he will work with the firm’s business development team to improve relationships with building societies, banks and other firms.

Key set up its specialist mortgage desk last summer.

Blanchfield says: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Key Retirement. Having spent a significant part of my career specialising in the retirement market this role represents a fantastic opportunity to work with the acknowledged leader in the sector.”

 Key Retirement Group business development director Will Hale says: “Mark has a proven track record of building successful telephone advice teams and his insight and experience will be invaluable as we look to rapidly expand this area.”