Foundation Home Loans hires head of national accounts

Michael Lloyd

February 7, 2019

Foundation Home Loans has promoted Grant Hendry to the role of head of national accounts to manage the lender’s clubs, networks and packagers.

Hendry has been with Foundation Home Loans since the start of 2018 and has over 16 years’ experience within the financial services sector, having worked in a number of roles at both lenders and advisory firms.

Hendry said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for me personally, and having the support of the other national and key account managers who are highly experienced, dedicated and have equally-strong relationships in these areas, means we have developed some considerable quality and depth to our offering.

“Foundation has a growing reputation, particularly in the buy-to-let space but also in terms of our specialist lending proposition, and we are all here to help existing and new partners, to grow those relationships and to provide the support advisers need to ensure they are making the right recommendations for their clients. I am looking forward to this role which allows me to build on what we have achieved and to help take Foundation to the next level.”

Andrew Ferguson, commercial director at Foundation Home Loans, said: “A key part of the job we all do is to ensure that our business relationships are as strong as they might possibly be, and that we have the best people in the right roles to deliver this.

“Grant’s promotion is richly deserved and he has proved a considerable asset to the business over the last 12 months.

“On the back of our restructured buy-to-let product range, we now have a team in place which can help advisers deliver quality and competitive mortgages to those borrowers with more complex needs, and Grant and the entire Foundation team will continue to provide the support intermediary community needs to allow them to do this.”

This change within its national account manager structure comes after the restructure of Foundation’s buy-to-let product range.

It’s been split between F1 products for existing and new landlord clients with a predominantly clean credit history financing less complex product types, and F2 products.

F2 products are for existing landlords who are financing specialist property types such as HMOs, short-term lets and multi-unit blocks, as well as those borrowers who have minor credit rating blips.

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