Knowledge Bank has appointed Andy Leadbetter as business development manager (BDM).
Leadbetter has over thirty years experience in insurance and mortgages and joins from Uinsure.
His role will involve managing key relationships with a number of large brokerages and packagers who also use Knowledge Bank as their criteria search system.
Leadbetter said: “Knowledge Bank is an exciting company to work for with ambitious vision, goals and expansion plans.
“It is not often that you get the opportunity to be a part of a company that is changing the shape of an industry so I jumped at the chance to be part of their future success.
“The FCA are looking to evidence why a broker has advised their client on what may be the fifth product on a sourcing system list not necessarily the top one.
“This need for evidence is only going to increase and Knowledge Bank plays a fundamental part in providing it.
“Knowledge Bank gives brokers unrivalled access to mortgage lenders’ criteria whilst providing them with evidence of research to satisfy inhouse compliance and the FCA.
“With my years of experience in the mortgage industry, particularly dealing with mortgage intermediaries, I know I can help brokers save valuable time when sourcing mortgages and increase the opportunities to raise their income by utilising the UK’s leading criteria software.”
Nicola Firth, chief executive of Knowledge Bank, added: “This is a great time to welcome someone of Andy’s calibre to the Knowledge Bank team as we surge forwards with our next growth phase.
“Andy brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience of the intermediary mortgage industry and will be particularly valuable both in broadening Knowledge Bank’s reach amongst brokers and then ensuring they really capitalise on our cutting-edge criteria system.”