Hampshire Trust Bank is the latest lender to become a member of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).
The news means that IMLA has a combined total of 58 full and associate members, spanning a range of banks, building societies, non-bank lenders and mortgage service providers.
The news follows Louisa Sedgwick’s appointment as deputy managing director at Hampshire Trust Bank and she will be the appointed IMLA representative.
Sedgwick was formerly IMLA chair, stepping down earlier this year prior to joining Hampshire Trust Bank.
Kate Davies, executive director of IMLA, said: “IMLA has long been the voice of a diverse community of lenders and we’re keen to welcome Hampshire Trust Bank as our latest member.
“We look forward to hearing their views on a range of industry issues and the association will no doubt benefit from the bank’s rich knowledge of the specialist lending market.
“Louisa was previously an active member of IMLA and we’re very pleased to see her return. We look forward to welcoming Louisa and the team to our upcoming engagements.”
Sedgwick added: “At Hampshire Trust Bank we recognise the value IMLA brings to its members and the wider mortgage market; it will be great to be involved going forward as we build out our new mortgage strategy.”