Fleet Mortgages hires Midlands BDM

Fleet Mortgages hires Midlands BDM

Fleet Mortgages has announced the appointment of a new business development manager (BDM) covering the Midlands.

Matt Taylor (pictured) joins the buy-to-let and specialist lender with immediate effect and reports to sales director, Ross Turrell. Taylor will look after Fleet’s many relationships with advisers and intermediaries across the Midlands region.

He joins Fleet Mortgages having had a number of roles with the Tipton & Coseley Building Society over the past 17 years, most recently as its senior mortgage sales adviser & controller.

He has achieved a number of qualifications throughout his career and currently holds a Level 4 Diploma in Financial Advice, Advanced CeMAP and CeRGI.

Turrell said: “This is Matt’s first ‘field-based’ role in the mortgage market but he comes with a real pedigree and is steeped in our sector, having worked for his previous employer in a variety of roles over the last decade and a half. Matt is a real people person and I think those advisers we have relationships with in the Midlands are going to be impressed by his knowledge and understanding of the marketplace.

“He’s looking to hit the ground running and I’m sure he is going to be a much-valued member of our team for many years to come.”

Taylor added: “It’s very pleasing to be joining a forward-thinking organisation like Fleet Mortgages and, having worked in financial services for my whole career, I like to think I understand the challenges and pressures that brokers face in an ever-changing environment.

“My aim, as always, will be on ensuring I’m approachable and offering real value to advisers, not just across the buy-to-let space but also more broadly across the entire mortgage market. I’ve certainly been impressed by Fleet’s ‘keep it simple’ message for advisers and their clients and am looking forward to working with all types of brokers to support their buy-to-let business levels.”