Craig Hall to lead L&G’s broker support team

Michael Lloyd

April 18, 2019

Legal & General Mortgage Club’s Craig Hall will lead its broker team which includes staff experienced in later life, new build, buy-to-let and specialist lending and aims to educate and support brokers in these growing areas.

Craig Hall, (pictured) head of broker relationships & propositions will head up the division made up by key relationship managers Paul Hopton, Clare Beardmore, Adam Sheldon and Zara Bray, as well as telephone account manager, Louise Turton.

Hall said: “As borrower demand changes, the need for brokers to focus on ‘advice rich’ areas, such as new build, buy-to-let, specialist and later life lending grows.

“We are continually looking to support advisers wanting to operate in these areas and the completion of this team will ultimately help us achieve this.

“The team’s combined experience of the industry will play a crucial role in further developing relationships with our key partners as we look to expand and diversify as a mortgage club.

“We’re dedicated to investing heavily in our people and the education of our members and we believe the creation of this team is testament to that.”

Hopton, who has worked at Legal & General Mortgage Club for four years, will be responsible for the club’s later life lending proposition.

Beardmore and Sheldon, who both joined from Leek United Building Society will focus on new build and buy-to-let, while Zara Bray who joined from Legal & General’s wealth management division will be responsible for specialist lending.

Turton will also work closely with the team, assisting with broker insight and the broader proposition development.

The club will host its tenth new build forum on 22 May and has plans to hold a buy-to-let and later life lending forum later in the year. These events will offer advisers the opportunity to hear from industry experts and improve their knowledge and understanding of these growing market areas.

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