Eddie Smith was sales director of Verso, a subsidiary of Britannia Building Society, as the BTL market developed in the 1990s.
Stevens joins the London-based bridging lender from Positive Lending, where he was national sales manager and head of networks.
Users of the Introducer Portal will see added functionality enabling them to select their own themes and logos, providing a personalised portal in keeping with their brand.
The launch comes after the Vernon saw an increase in enquiries from holiday home owners looking to remortgage or expand their portfolio.
The ‘Tailored Enhanced’ and ‘Tailored Lifetime’ plans will replace the lender’s current ‘Tailored Plus’ and ‘Tailored Lite’ plans respectively.
House prices in July 2020 were 1.6% higher than in June, and 3.8% higher than July 2019.
Property finance platform LendInvest has received the highest possible rating from a European ratings agency for the sixth consecutive year.
The ONS Wealth and Assets preliminary data found that a quarter of British people thought property investment would be the best way to fund retirement.
The Coventry saw its mortgage balances increase by £0.8bn for the first half of 2020 to £43.0bn.
The 2020 Renovation Nation Report from the mortgage comparison site found that garden upgrades (34%) top a list for the most popular lockdown renovation projects.