Belmont Green Finance Limited is a team of experienced mortgage professionals who have come together to create Vida Homeloans, a new residential and buy to let mortgage lender which distributes its products exclusively via intermediaries.
Our aim is to build a successful, sustainable and responsible lending business by understanding, respecting and responding to the needs of all our stakeholders, helping our customers by providing well-researched and well-designed products and services to meet their needs. We are developing various market opportunities, building a proposition that challenges the status quo.
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Meet the team
David Tweedy | Chief Executive Officer
David has been working in the mortgage industry for nearly 30 years in the UK and Ireland. He has a proven track record in establishing and operating successful lending and servicing businesses, most notably as CEO of Platform Home Loans from 1999 through the credit cycle until 2012. Following which he worked in the servicing sector, where he ran the Arrears Support Unit for Ulster Bank and then for 2 years was Market Relations Director for Target, a UK software and BPO business.
Lesley Sewell | Chief Operating Officer
Lesley joined Belmont Green from Post Office Limited where she was CIO & Operations Director. Lesley was the key driver of Post Office's IT transformation programme and led the separation from Royal Mail. Prior to this she was Managing Director for IT at Northern Rock plc, the 3rd largest new business lender in 2006 and the most cost efficient bank in Europe, underpinned by IT. Lesley led a major IT infrastructure renewal programme and implemented an award-winning mortgage intermediary solution.
Guy Batchelor | Sales & Marketing Director
Guy has over 30 years' experience in the UK mortgage market and was Managing Director – Corporate Business at Countrywide plc for 7 years. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President - Distribution of Lehman Brothers European Mortgage Division and from 1997 to 2006 he was Sales & Marketing Director of Platform Home Loans. Guy has served as a Director and Chairman of IMLA and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the CML and served on AMI committees.
Jeremy Russ | Chief Risk Officer
Jeremy has over 20 years of mortgage market experience and is a Senior Compliance, Risk and AML professional with significant experience within a broad range of authorised and regulated private sector businesses. From 2010 to 2016 Jeremy was Group Compliance and Risk Director at Lapithus, providing captive loan servicing and real estate asset management services for portfolios owned by Apollo European Principal Finance Fund, L.P. Before that he held senior roles at the Beacon Group, Stroud & Swindon Building Society and Skipton Building Society.
David Basra | Chief Financial Officer
David has 20 years of debt financing experience, primarily linked to real estate, having worked for Citigroup since 1997. He started as an Associate followed by a series of promotions into leadership roles until he became Head of Structured and Real Estate EMEA. More recently, David was Head of Debt Financing EMEA, managing a team of 70 professionals in various product groups dealing with asset based and corporate financing with a $300 million P&L.