Simon Carr rejoins Promise to lead new mortgage advice division

Michael Lloyd

November 20, 2019

Simon Carr, formerly a director at the specialist lending packager and broker, Promise Solutions has rejoined the team to head up the new regulated mortgage division.

Since leaving Promise in 2014 Carr has worked in consultancy roles and led the launch of Precise Mortgage’s second charge offering.

More recently, Carr ran a mortgage advisory firm.

Steve Walker, managing director at Promise, said: “I am delighted on a personal basis to work with Simon again as, apart from a recent break, we have worked very closely together since 1990.

“The business has been working on launching a regulated first mortgage arm for some time but, until now, not found the right person to lead it.

“This will complete the model giving us in house expertise and capabilities to offer a full range of prime and complex products across all sectors.

“Our only gap is a really good unsecured personal loan offering and that’s coming soon too.

“Brokers have been asking us to take over their regulated complex mortgage cases in entirety but because our advisory scope was limited to second charges we couldn’t do this.

“The leg work has been done on first mortgages and with Simon’s experience and drive I expect to offer this service to all brokers very soon.”

Carr added: “In recent years I have been fortunate enough to work on several exciting lender and broker propositions which have driven fantastic customer outcomes.

“I’m looking forward to working with the entire team at Promise Solutions to deliver on the firms strategic objectives.

“Promise has, for many years, been an expert in the specialist broker market – the addition of whole a market mortgages will be a game changer for the firm, our introducers and ultimately our customers.”

Carr left Promise in 2014.

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