EXCLUSIVE: Steve Griffiths joins TML as sales director
Steve Griffiths has joined The Mortgage Lender (TML) as sales director tasked with pushing on the company’s growth.
Griffiths (pictured), who started his career with HSBC and brings 30 years’ of experience to the role, will join TML on 8 July.
He has spent the past 18 years with Kensington Mortgages where he was director of sales and distribution as it became a £1bn lender in 2018.
Peter Beaumont, deputy chief executive at The Mortgage Lender, said: “Sales expertise is at the heart of any growing business and Steve’s appointment puts us in a strong position to capitalise on the record numbers we’ve seen already this year.”
Keith Street, chief commercial officer at The Mortgage Lender, added: “Attracting someone with Steve’s ability, track record and enthusiasm underlines TML’s position as a lender that is going from strength to strength.
“Our plans include making it easier for brokers to deal with us through greater digital integration and an increase in dedicated business development support. Steve is the right person to lead our expansion and we’re delighted he is joining the team.”
Speaking of his new role Griffiths said: “TML is a lender that is doing things differently and making a difference to the specialist lending sector.
“It has a strong management team with a proven track record and is gathering momentum with its first securitisation this year and new build and specialist buy-to-let product developments.
“My focus is to build closer relationships with key distributors and the wider intermediary market to ensure our field and telephone business development teams deliver outstanding customer service and support to their brokers.
“In today’s market advisers need wide ranging, clear criteria catering for the everyday issues they encounter when cases don’t fit mainstream lenders and TML offers just that.
“It’s an exciting time to join the team and I’m looking forward to a period of hard work that will deliver exceptional growth for the business and our intermediary customers.”
This year TML launched Help to Buy residential mortgages and its first buy-to-let remortgage product. It also completed its first UK mortgage-backed securitisation of residential assets for £238.5m.