Mark Whitear has joined Kensington and New Street as its new national distribution manager.
Whitear joins with a raft of buy-to-let experience following roles at Fleet Mortgages and CHL.
Kensington and New Street are looking to make big inroads in to the buy-to-let market and will be offering some borrowers mortgage funds in just five days.
Steve Griffiths, director of sales and distribution, The Northview Group, welcomed the appointment and praised Whitear’s experience in the sector.
He said: “As national distribution manager, he will be responsible for managing the activity for Kensington and New Street across all specialist distributors, networks and clubs.
“With over 12 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, including two years as a mortgage broker, Mark will bring a great deal of insight and experience to this new position.”
So far Kensington and New Street have partnered with London & Country, John Charcol and LSL.
Griffiths added: “Mark’s expertise within the buy-to-let market will also play a key role as we extend our footprint in this area with a bespoke ICR calculator for both Kensington and New Street.”
And Whitear said that he was delighted to be joining Northiew, the parent brand of Kensington and New Street, at a time when it was looking to bolster its buy-to-let offering.
He said: “I am delighted to be joining The Northview Group, which enjoys a strong position in the mortgage market, operating two highly respected brands.
“It feels like a great time to join with a number of product enhancements in the pipeline to improve the buy-to-let offering and the opportunity to work with a highly respected sales team that continues to expand to fulfil the ambitions of the Group.”