Gatehouse Bank hires director of home finance distribution

Michael Lloyd

February 19, 2019

Gatehouse Bank has appointed financial services stalwart Roger Evans to the newly created role of director of home finance distribution.

Evans brings over 30 years’ financial services experience spanning mainstream banking, financial planning and home finance. He joins Gatehouse from Aldermore where he was head of intermediary mortgage distribution and, prior to that, spent a decade as head of sales at NatWest and RBS.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Gatehouse. With the recent re-branding and forthcoming enhancements to the bank’s products in the pipeline, it is certainly a very exciting time to be coming on board.

“The bank has a growing reputation amongst brokers and I am looking forward to working with the team and our broker partners to build on the tremendous success achieved to date and help the bank capitalise on the strong future opportunities for further growth.”

Early in his career, Evans held a number of roles at NatWest including head of intermediary mortgages and head of telephony mortgages.

Evans will report to chief commercial officer, Paul Stockwell and be based at Gatehouse Bank’s Milton Keynes office, where he will lead the bank’s direct and broker-facing teams, providing finance facilities to businesses, landlords and home buyers.

Paul Stockwell, chief commercial officer at Gatehouse Bank, said: “Roger’s considerable financial services experience is hard to come by. He has a strong reputation amongst the broker community and is a fantastic addition to the Gatehouse team.

“Roger’s appointment brings additional strength to our very capable team and this, together with our growing range of products and human underwriting service, makes us very confident for future success.”

Gatehouse’s property finance operation has expanded significantly over the last 12 months.

The bank entered the buy-to-let market in January 2018, launched its commercial property finance proposition in November, and in December entered the homebuyer market with the launch of its first home purchase plan product, a Shariah-compliant alternative to a conventional mortgage.

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