Halifax Intermediaries and Scottish Widows Bank have announced internal changes to strengthen their business development teams across both brands.
From 1 April 2019, Ian Wilson, head of Halifax Intermediaries, will take on responsibility for all of Lloyds Banking Group’s intermediary relationships in residential lending, covering both Halifax Intermediaries and Scottish Widows Bank brands.
Claire Scott has been appointed as head of business development in Scottish Widows Bank. In the newly created role, Scott – who has been a regional manager in Halifax Intermediaries since 2012 – will lead the team of business development managers (BDMs) and telephone business development managers (TBDMs) across the UK, to grow Scottish Widows Bank’s mortgage and product transfer proposition.
Chris Molyneux has been appointed as regional manager in Halifax Intermediaries covering North and Central region.
Wilson said: “These changes will help us to be in the best shape to support the intermediary residential market by making it easier for brokers to do business with us.
“We are also expanding TBDM teams across both brands as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering service that brings real value for intermediaries and their clients.”
Mike Jones, managing director, intermediaries and specialist brands, Lloyds Banking Group, added: “Following consistent growth in Scottish Widows Bank and the continued strong market presence of Halifax Intermediaries, these appointments will better align the residential mortgage intermediary business to help focus on building on its success to date.”
Pictured (left-to-right): Claire Scott, Ian Wilson, Chris Molyneux