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TML hires Steve Griffiths as sales director

The Mortgage Lender has appointed Steve Griffiths from Kensington Mortgages as director of sales.

Griffiths has 30 years’ experience in the industry after starting his career at HSBC and then spending 18 years working at Kensington.

In his new role at TML, which he begins on July 8, Griffiths will be looking to increase lending and work closely with distribution partners.

Last year he was awarded Business Leader of the Year in the Complex Credit category of the Specialist Lending Awards.

TML chief commercial officer Keith Street says: “Steve is the right person to lead our expansion and we’re delighted he is joining the team.

“Our plans include making it easier for brokers to deal with us through greater digital integration and an increase in dedicated business development support.”

Griffiths says: “TML is a lender that is doing things differently and making a difference to the specialist lending sector.

“It has a strong management team with a proven track record and is gathering momentum with its first securitisation this year and new build and specialist buy to let product developments.

“My focus is to build closer relationships with key distributors and the wider intermediary market to ensure our field and telephone business development teams deliver outstanding customer service and support to their brokers.

He adds: “In today’s market advisers need wide ranging, clear criteria catering for the everyday issues they encounter when cases don’t fit mainstream lenders and TML offers just that.

“It’s an exciting time to join the team and I’m looking forward to a period of hard work that will deliver exceptional growth for the business and our intermediary customers.”

TML is an intermediary-only mortgage lender which offers deals for the self-employed and borrowers with impaired credit, as well as for those who fit more mainstream criteria.

This year it launched Help to Buy residential mortgages and its first buy-to-let remortgage product.

It also completed its first UK mortgage-backed securitisation of residential assets for £238.5m.

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