Step One Finance has launched an online broker portal and made a number of appointments.
The portal gives advisers the ability to make quick decisions in principle as well as allowing brokers to process applications easier and also track their status.
Steve Khan, head of commercial development, said: “This a major step forward in improving the broker and customer journey and enhancing our proposition to a wider market.”
The lender has hired Tom Nelson as a business development manager for the North of England and Scotland.
Nelson has over 15 years’ experience in second charge lending, most recently at Gopher Money, while he has also experienced sales, underwriting and compliance.
In addition, Jamie Goddard, Paul Terzulli and Mustafa Hussain have all been promoted to underwriting team leaders and Afsheen Mahomed has joined the underwriting department.
Martin Porter, head of lending, said: “These are all important additions and promotions to the Step One team in an exciting period of growth for the Company.”