Equifinance has appointed Gary Smith as general manager with overall control of operations for both new business underwriting and servicing.
Smith has 38 years of experience in the lending market with 18 years in the non-conforming sector for both first and second charges. He was previously at Swift Advances for a number of years.
In addition, Andy Smith will take up the role of broker liaison manager to spend more time in the field. He will also continue to hold an underwriting mandate and can approve cases on site.
Tony Marshall, managing director at Equifinance, said: “I am delighted to announce the arrival of Gary to the Equifinance team. As we grow the business it’s very exciting to be able to have such an experienced professional as Gary helping to deliver business growth while at the same time delivering a first class service to our business partners.
“I’m also delighted that Andy Smith will now be developing his role with our broker partners and spreading the word about Equifinance processes, products and solutions.
“We have a real desire to identify new opportunities and to increase our growth in the second charge market and I’m confident these two appointments will help us deliver those objectives.”
Smith added: “I’m very pleased with my new role at Equifinance and being part of an innovative and forward-thinking team. With my industry insights and knowledge of the second charge sector I’m relishing developing new business for the company and increasing business levels to achieve their exciting plans for growth.”