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Shake-up at top of Lloyds mortgage intermediary brands

Shake-up at top of Lloyds mortgage intermediary brands

Lloyds Banking Group has shaken up the management team for its mortgage intermediary brands.

Ian Wilson, head of Halifax Intermediaries, will take on responsibility for all of the group's intermediary relationships in residential lending, covering both Halifax Intermediaries and Scottish Widows Bank brands on April 1.  

Claire Scott has been appointed as head of business development at Scottish Widows Bank.

In the newly created role, Ms Scott – who has been a regional manager at Halifax Intermediaries since 2012 – will lead the team of business development managers across the UK to grow Scottish Widows Bank’s mortgage and product transfer proposition.

Chris Molyneux, who according to Linkedin is currently senior manager of business development at Scottish Widows Bank, has been appointed as regional manager in Halifax Intermediaries covering the north and central region.

According to Lloyds Banking Group bosses these changes will strengthen the business development teams across both brands.

Mr 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 the telephone business development 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 of intermediaries and specialist brands at Lloyds Banking Group, said: "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."

Mark Harris, chief executive of mortgage broker SPF Private Clients, said: "Lloyds Banking Group is a very strong brand and all three individuals involved in these changes are first class.

"These moves will undoubtedly strengthen the Lloyds Banking Group offering even further."

emma.hughes@ft.com