Kensington Mortgages has appointed Alexander Filshie to the role of chief financial officer.
As part of the rebrand the lender will now open its proposition to the whole market, including networks and clubs.
Cornes had previously been the chief financial officer at the firm since August 2018.
SmartSearch has expanded its senior team with three new appointments.
Key Group has launched a leadership academy programme for its people managers.
The cost of borrowing for those with a low-deposit has increased substantially across all mortgage types over the past 12 months.
A vaccine, developed by Pfizer/BioNTech has been deemed safe for use in the UK and will be rolled out from next week.
Connells confirmed a £82m takeover bid for Countrywide back in November.
Since March, a temporary system has been in place which has allowed agents and landlords to carry out Right to Rent checks remotely.
The hub is designed to support advisers and help them navigate the general insurance market.