Marie Catch has joined Legal and General Home Finance as head of mortgage broker sales, effective on 9 July.
In this newly created position, she will be responsible for broadening its distribution reach with mortgage advisers. Catch joins from her role as relationship and development manager at Legal and General Mortgage Club, where she focused on developing the club’s later life proposition.
Steve Ellis, chief executive, Legal & General Home Finance said: “Marie is already highly regarded amongst brokers and lenders in the industry.
“She has done a fantastic job at Legal & General Mortgage Club in recent years, supporting the growth of the retirement lending sector encouraging more advisers to join this growing market and helping lenders to build their propositions.
“Marie clearly recognises the importance of creating more flexibility and choice for customers borrowing in retirement and I’m delighted to welcome her to the Legal & General Home Finance team.”
Catch will lead Legal & General Home Finance’s engagement with mortgage brokers, including those not already operating in the retirement lending market.
Her role will also focus on encouraging brokers to provide a more comprehensive service to customers looking to borrow in later life.
Catch said: “From the reclassification of retirement interest-only (RIO) to the rapid growth of the lifetime mortgage market, this is a really exciting time for the retirement lending sector.
“The mainstream and lifetime mortgage markets are now closer together than ever before, and this is great news for older homeowners who want flexibility and choice in how they borrow in retirement.
“At the forefront of this evolution, Legal & General Home Finance is leading the market with innovative new products and big plans for the future of retirement lending.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on a role with a lender that has been so transformative in this space and look forward to working closely with Steve and his team.”
Kevin Roberts, director, Legal & General Mortgage Club said: “Marie has made a huge contribution to the Mortgage Club over the past ten years.
“Marie’s new role is a fantastic opportunity for her to continue her work in the later life lending market and we are pleased to see her continue her career at Legal & General. We wish her all the best in what we are certain will be a very exciting new role.”