Specialist lender Together continues to strengthen its intermediary relations team with the appointment of John Truswell as head of national accounts.
With a financial services career spanning more than three decades, John, who joins from Capital Home Loans, brings extensive experience to the role. Previously, John spent 21 years as head of national accounts at Virgin Money and its predecessor Northern Rock.
Together recently announced its partnership with four leading broker networks, and as head of national accounts, John will focus on building intermediary relationships across the group, in both the personal finance and commercial businesses, as the lender widens its distribution.
John said: “This is a great opportunity to get involved with a business which has big ambitions and a customer-focused and innovative approach to delivering the best outcomes.
“Together has become firmly established as a leader in the specialist sector; with its common sense lending philosophy and willingness to look beyond the ‘tick box’ criteria to assess cases individually, so I’m looking forward to introducing more brokers to our offering as the business continues to expand.”
Richard Tugwell, Together’s recently-appointed group intermediary relationship director said: “John’s knowledge of the intermediary market will be invaluable as we strengthen Together’s position in the industry. I’m delighted to have him join us and am looking forward to an exciting phase of growth as we broaden our reach and develop relationships with more brokers across the UK.”
Together has a current loan book in excess of £2 billion, and total annual new lending for 2016 stood at just under £1.1 billion.
"John's knowledge of the intermediary market will be invaluable as we strengthen Together's position in the industry and I'm delighted to have him join us."
Richard Tugwell,intermediary relationship director
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