Peter Curran swaps Lloyds for Countrywide
Curran, who is director of strategic partnership management and accounts at Lloyds, will report to Countrywide’s financial services director Nigel Stockton at Countrywide.
Ian Wilson, head of Halifax Intermediary, who will act as interim director of strategic partnerships until Lloyds hires a permanent successor.
Stockton said: “Peter will add significantly to Countrywide’s capability in financial services.
“We are delighted to have a career professional with over 20 years’ experience of the banking industry, and it is further evidence of the importance we place on the relationship we have with the sector.
“We remain focussed on working with the leading banks and financial services brands in the UK to bring improved products and services to the market. Peter brings considerable experience and expertise to add to our growing financial services business.”
Countrywide completed £10.3bn worth of mortgages in 2014 – arranging one in every 20 mortgages in the UK.
Mike Jones, director of intermediaries and managing director of Scottish Widows Bank, said: “Peter leaves with my thanks and best wishes.
“Peter has been with the group for over 20 years in a variety of roles and has played, in the last 10, an integral part in the success of our mortgage business.
“Peter has been a particularly influential in the development of the UK mortgage market through the recession and in its rapid recovery since.
“He has shown significant leadership internally and externally and been key to designing, implementing and leading our mortgage strategy over this time.”