Mortgage & protection network HLPartnership (HLP) has appointed Sue Read as its later life lending manager.
Read, who joined HLP in March as a trainer, has an extensive background in equity release and compliance with networks and mortgage clubs. She will ensure members moving into later life lending have the support and knowledge to deliver the right customer outcomes.
Shaun Almond, HLP managing director, said: “We have already made a considerable investment in our later life lending proposition through our Pathway to Competence programme, and I am delighted to welcome Sue to this new role.
“With her skills and experience, the later life lending offering from HLP will offer even greater value to our members, enabling them to confidently advise their customers either themselves or via a robust referral service within the network.”
Read will be joined by Kristofer Geisdorf, who has been appointed as later life lending compliance manager.
HLP allows its members to advise on Retirement Interest-Only (RIO) products with their current mortgage permissions, while members are supported to take the relevant qualification for equity release products.