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Northview hires Lloyds’ McKinlay

The Northview Group has hired Craig McKinlay as sales and marketing director.

He will join the group, which includes lenders Kensington and New Street Mortgages, on 2nd October.

McKinlay joins from Lloyds Banking Group where he was commercial and channel director and, prior to that, mortgage new business director.

He will replace vice chairman of group lending Keith Street, who steps down from his role at the end of October.

Street says: “Craig is joining at an exciting time, with the recently announced changes to our buy-to-let ranges for portfolio landlords and more product changes in the pipeline. I look forward to working closely with him as I hand over the reins.”



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