Accord Mortgages has hired Nicola Alvarez (pictured) as corporate account manager from Melton Mowbray Building Society.
Before that she was underwriting manager at Platform, the intermediary lender of The Co-operative Bank.
Accord has also recruited Nick Piper as a strategic performance and operations manager. He has been with Yorkshire Building Society Group since 1997, working in a variety of roles, most recently customer and commercial performance manager.
Jeremy Duncombe, director of intermediary distribution at Accord, said: “The calibre of our new appointments really reflects the ambition of our growth plans and we’re delighted to welcome Nicola and Nick to the team.
“Nicola’s role is to manage and develop our existing propositions such as new build and contractor mortgages, but also to work with our brokers and key lending partners to identify and deliver new areas to develop our offering further – involving our brokers from the beginning to understand exactly what’s needed.
“At Accord, our development is driven by a desire to meet the needs of the brokers we work with, but we can only do that if we have the right people on board with the right skills and experience. We’re determined to help brokers give the best possible service to their clients and these appointments serve to underline that commitment.”