flatfair, a fintech form that allows tenants to rent a home with just their debit card and without large upfront costs, has appointed two directors to its executive team.
Mal McCallion joins flatfair as director of partnerships from Growtion, a strategic consulting firm focussed on the proptech sector.
In 20 years in the property industry, he has been involved in the launches of both Zoopla and Primelocation.
Meanwhile, Simon Scott joins flatfair as director of corporate clients from Savills, where he was head of region for West and South West London lettings.
He headed up 16 offices and was also chair of Savills’ residential lettings operations board.
Franz Doerr, founder and chief executive of flatfair, said: “I’m delighted to welcome both Simon and Mal to flatfair.
“Their decades of experience in the real estate sector will help us to both improve our existing partnerships, and to establish new and exciting business opportunities across the sector.
“flatfair are committed to revolutionising the rental experience, and these new hires form a key part of the next stage in our development.
“Mal and Simon share our vision of removing the burden of rental deposits from millions of renters across the UK and creating a fairer and more transparent system for all involved.”
McCallion added: “It’s a hugely exciting time to be joining flatfair, and to work to reimagine the rental sector.
“The traditional deposit system clogs the arteries of the lettings’ market, to the detriment of agents, landlords and tenants.
“flatfair maximises the benefits for everyone with accessible, cutting edge technology that finally brings renting into the 21st century.”
Scott said: “With flatfair’s deposit alternative, properties can be let faster, red tape can be reduced, and the relationship between tenants and landlords can be transformed.
“I can’t wait to get started and help make renting even better.”