Brightstar head of buy-to-let Jeff list (pictured) has departed the specialist distributor to start new firm Specialist Money with The Money Group.
Specialist Money will offer specialist buy-to-let, second charge, bridging and commercial lending whilst acting as the preferred channel for specialist cases from within The Money Group.
Scott Thorpe, co-founder of The Money Group, said: “We are delighted to partner with Jeff who is a very well respected professional within the lending industry.
“As we grow our proposition toward 50 advisers across 15 brands, it was becoming apparent that we would need to ensure we covered all income opportunities.
“We want to get to the point where the advisers either do the business themselves or they refer it horizontally to someone within the group.
“We had a gap within specialist lending that needed to be filled and we are delighted that Jeff has brought his experience and personality to help us grow our offering, not only internally, but externally to the wider market.
“We are on target to reach 100 advisers next year and to be able to feed through their specialist lending needs to one primary source gives them, Jeff and the wider group a very attractive proposition.”
List comes with 20 years experience within financial services having previously worked within the mortgage, lending, banking and insurance sectors.
He joined Brightstar in June 2013 as a mortgage and buy-to-let specialist before being promoted to head of buy-to-let in July 2017.
Speaking of his new role List said: “I am excited to be able to lead the Specialist Money brand and it gives me the opportunity to shape and create a new business from scratch.
“The specialist sector is on the verge of some impressive growth over the next few years and it is important to get positioned well in advance of that happening.
“I was excited to hear what plans The Money Group have and to witness first-hand the belief they have in their vision.”
The Money Group has offices in Yorkshire, London, Manchester, Durham and Teesside with five new offices set to open in Q3.