Trussle appoints head of protection and ancillaries

Jessica Nangle

February 11, 2021

Trussle has appointed Jon Nixon as head of protection and ancillaries as it looks to meet more customer needs across the home financing process.

Nixon has over twenty years of financial services experience across mortgage broking, protection, underwriting and compliance.

Most recently, Nixon was director of strategy and growth at Dynamo where he led second charge lending, insurance, protection training and development.

Nixon’s appointment comes as protection becomes a core product of Trussle’s offering.

Research shows that just 58% of mortgage holders have life insurance, while only 28% have critical illness cover and as few as 12% have income protection.

Jon Nixon said of his appointment: “It’s a really exciting time to join Trussle as we scale up our protection and ancillaries offering, and ensure it’s a core part of how we support our customers.

“Buying and owning a home is one of the biggest financial commitments that most people make, and it’s really important to ensure our customers have adequate protection should the unexpected happen.

“Trussle is really working hard to transform the client experience, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to build protection and ancillaries into a core part of this.”

Ian Larkin, chief executive at Trussle, added: “Our goal is to deliver a faster and more certain experience that enables customers to secure home financing with ease.

“A significant part of that is being able to meet more of our customers’ needs to help them to take control of their finances.

“Protection is a fundamental part of home ownership. Since we introduced our protection offering as a core product in May, we’ve made excellent progress supporting our customers.

“With Jon onboard, we are now focused on advising our customers on protection from the outset and launching further services to better support them, including building and contents insurance, and conveyancing.”

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