UK Finance has announced the appointment of Jackie Bennett as its new head of mortgages.
Bennett is currently deputy head of compliance at the Northview Group and will join UK Finance in February 2018.
She will be responsible for leading the trade body’s mortgage policy development.
Prior to joining the Northview Group, she was compliance conduct manager at GE Money Home Lending. Between 2001 and 2014, Bennett worked at Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), one of the bodies integrated into UK Finance in July this year, where she was head of policy from 2004. She also served as deputy manager for property and household at Association of British Insurers (ABI), having previously worked as a senior executive officer at the Home Office for 13 years.
In June 2010, she was awarded an OBE for services to the financial services industry in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Stephen Jones, CEO of UK Finance said: “With a long history at CML, Jackie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of UK mortgages which I know will prove to be a real asset to the UK Finance team and invaluable to all our members across the mortgage industry. We are very much looking forward to her joining us in this key role.”
Bennett added: “I’m delighted to be joining UK Finance. Housing rightly remains at the top of everyone’s agenda and I’m really looking forward to helping lenders support this whilst delivering the right results for consumers.”