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Belmont Green appoints Director of Sales for Second Mortgages

Simon Burnell, Head of Business Development at Nemo Personal Finance until last month, has joined the new challenger mortgage lender Belmont Green Finance Limited (‘Belmont Green’) as Director of Sales for Second Mortgages, reporting to Sales & Marketing Director Guy Batchelor.

Burnell commented: “I have been closely involved in building post-MCD compliant processes whilst at Nemo. Now my role at Belmont Green gives me the opportunity to learn from how other lenders and brokers adapt to the post-MCD environment to help refine our proposition and processes for launch. I am really excited to be joining a start-up organisation and am looking forward to re- engaging with master brokers over the next few months.”

Batchelor added: “It’s great to have secured Simon for this senior role – he brings a wealth of experience – and we are currently recruiting a similar calibre of person to work alongside him as Director of Sales for Mortgages.”

Burnell first joined the mortgage market in 1995, holding various roles with First National Bank before becoming National Sales Manager for GE Money from 2004-2010. After 4 years in Operations for GE Capital, he joined Nemo Personal Finance in January 2014 and helped re-establish the brand, distribution and proposition, culminating in Nemo winning Second Charge Lender of the Year in the Loan Talk 2015 Awards.

Mark Fry, Managing Director at multi award-winning Colonial Second Charge Loans, said “It’s great to see Simon helping to set up a new entrant as he knows what the secured loan market needs post- MCD. And from the conversations I’ve had with Belmont Green so far, I think he’s going to be able to put a compelling proposition together for launch.”

Belmont Green moves into new offices in April and is currently recruiting a team of experienced mortgage professionals to build a new mortgage lending business which will work exclusively with intermediary partners to target under-served sections of the UK mortgage market.

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