Paradigm Mortgage Services has appointed Alex Vaughan-Tift as mortgages technical assistant with immediate effect to support its mortgage helpdesk.
He has been brought on board to meet an increasing demand for Paradigm’s helpdesk support and to enhance the range of services on offer. He will answer all members’ questions on the full range of services offered via the distributor.
Prior to joining Paradigm, Vaughan-Tift was intermediary development consultant at TMA Mortgage Club for two years. He provided support to intermediaries via its helpdesk, as well as creating and maintaining criteria grids. Before that he was also a mortgage helpdesk customer service specialist at Pink Home Loans.
Bob Hunt, chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome someone of the calibre of Alex to Paradigm given his significant experience gained via his previous mortgage helpdesk roles.
“I’m sure he will already be familiar to many advisers and he has certainly impressed us with his knowledge and expertise in the mortgage market.”
Paradigm’s total average helpdesk enquiries increased by 137% between January and March this year, compared to the same three-month period in 2017; for the last six-month period, enquiries have risen by 47% on the previous half-year. The average number of phone enquiries has increased by 79% in the last six months, compared to an 8% increase in e-mail enquiries over the same timescale.
Hunt added: “The appointment of Alex not only allows us to continue to meet demand for the growing number of helpdesk queries we field but it will mean we can offer further services that have been requested by our members.
“Clearly, there is a significant level of interest in the specialist and later life lending sectors and, judging by the e-mails and phone calls we receive, this is only likely to grow.
“Having brought on board Alex we are also upping the number of events in our calendar this year in order to ensure we provide our members with the up-to-date information they clearly want on these, and other, sectors.
“We’re sure members will benefit from Alex’s experience and skill-set, and we’re looking forward to meeting up with members at our events throughout the rest of the year.”