"Further growth for the team is certainly on the cards, as we work alongside other teams within the business to fine-tune and improve the application process"
LendInvest has announced a series of new hires in its buy-to-let team, which now comprises 15 people, to satisfy demand for its buy-to-let product which was launched in November 2017.
Among the lender’s external hires is Antonia Pike, who joins the team from Fleet Mortgages as buy-to-let team leader.
Antonia will be working closely with the team to monitor cases, ensuring underwriting is maintained at the highest standard, and working with management to develop and improve lending policy.
LendInvest has also hired field-based BDM Shane Wallace to cover the East of England. Shane brings over 10 years’ experience in the specialist lending market and joins the team from Aldermore, where he was most recently employed as a commercial mortgage manager.
Mark Foley, who has been promoted internally from an underwriting role to a field-based BDM, is now covering the Midlands.
Ian Boden, sales director at LendInvest, commented: “As the appetite for our product continues to grow, these hires put us firmly in the position to carry on providing the first-rate service we pride ourselves on. It’s all about bringing in the best people to do the job, who have the expertise we need to hit the ground running. Further growth for the team is certainly on the cards, as we work alongside other teams within the business to fine-tune and improve the application process to perfect the overall proposition for our brokers and borrowers."
Antonia Pike added: “The energy and enthusiasm around the office at LendInvest for the launch of the buy-to-let product was the key driver in my move to the company. It’s an exciting time to be leading such a rapidly expanding team, and a great opportunity to shape, and drive this product in what is proving to be a very receptive market.”