Sarah Hartwell has been recruited by The Mortgage Lender as its key account manager for John Charcol and London & Country accounts.
She also has responsibility for distributor relationships across London, Oxford, Bath and Swindon.
Hartwell (pictured) joins from the Nationwide, where she was a business development manager. She started her career on the counter at the Stroud & Swindon Building Society in the early 1990s before training to be a mortgage adviser. Following her adviser qualification, She was mortgage adviser for a Welsh estate agency, and also Countrywide, before joining Northern Rock as a business development manager in 2003.
In 2005 she joined The Mortgage Works (TMW) as a business development manager. TMW was later bought by the Portman Building Society where she was recognised with the Portman Rising Star Award. Portman then merged with Nationwide in 2007.
Paula Priest, head of sales at The Mortgage Lender, said: “It’s a delight to have Sarah on the team. Her can do attitude, experience and infectious personality made her the ideal choice to lead the relationships with some of our key accounts and create new ones with brokers across the capital.”
Hartwell added: “It’s a great time to join The Mortgage Lender. It is approaching its first birthday and gaining a reputation within the industry for delivering on some of the more traditional values that have been under threat in the sector, like direct access to the underwriting team and a pragmatic approach to affordability.
“There are also competitive rates for people who don’t quite fit High Street criteria but represent good borrowers who should not be charged ‘specialist lending’ rates.”