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Together hires John Truswell from CHL

Together has appointed former Capital Home Loans head of national accounts John Truswell as head of national accounts.

Truswell will focus on building broker relationships across the group’s personal finance and commercial businesses.

Last month the lender also signed up former CHL commercial director Richard Tugwell.

Truswell says: “Together has become firmly established as a leader in the specialist sector; with its common sense lending philosophy and willingness to look beyond the ‘tick box’ criteria to assess cases individually, so I’m looking forward to introducing more brokers to our offering as the business continues to expand.”

Together group intermediary relationship director Richard Tugwell says: “John’s knowledge of the intermediary market will be invaluable as we strengthen Together’s position in the industry.”



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