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Accord's Robinson joins Shawbrook

Accord's Robinson joins Shawbrook

David Robinson, the former national intermediary sales manager at Accord Mortgages, is to join Shawbrook Residential Mortgages as director of sales and distribution.

Mr Robinson will take up the position in August, following an announcement earlier this month of his departure from Yorkshire Building Society’s intermediary arm, Accord Mortgages.

At Accord Mr Robinson played a role in increasing procuration fees for new business, introduced a retention strategy for brokers and enabled direct broker access to underwriters.

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Mr Robinson had spent 29 years at the Yorkshire Building Society Group, with the last 14 years at Accord Mortgages and said the decision to leave was "not an easy one to make".

Shawbrook Residential Mortgages is part of Shawbrook Bank, the specialist savings and lending bank which launched in October 2011.

A spokesperson for Shawbrook said Mr Robinson is a natural fit for the company as they seek to evolve distribution to support the banks’ "ambitious plans".

Jeremy Law, managing director at Shawbrook Residential Mortgages, said he was delighted to welcome Mr Robinson to the team.

He said: "David brings a huge amount of relevant experience into the business that I am confident will add significant strategic value, not only to the sales team, but in a much wider context.

"He has had a hugely impressive career and I look forward to his contribution as we seek to push forward in all our chosen markets."

Mr Robinson said of he was delighted to be joining Shawbrook Bank at this exciting time and playing such an important role in building and evolving its propositions and the support provided to its brokers.

He said: "Jeremy and the team have ambitious and exciting plans for the business and I’m really looking forward to getting started in the new role."

David Hollingworth, associate director of communications at London & Country Mortgages, said: "After a long service, David is very well known in the market. People will see this move as a strong appointment as he knows the market through and through. I wish David all the best in his new position."

rachel.addison@ft.com