Two new senior account managers have been brought in by mortgage lender Perenna, a company specialising in fixed-rate long-term loans, to prepare for its launch later in the year.
The company has appointed Deborah Reeves and Tim Sorrell to these positions, with the former handling the Northern region and the latter the South. Prior to joining Perenna, Reeves spent two years with Skipton Building Society and more than six in the role of national sales manager at The Nottingham. Sorrell’s previous posts include a 15-year stint with Barclays and work as a mortgage advisor for Charles Cameron and Associates.
Perenna is scheduled to open for business this year and will be providing long-term residential mortgages with repayment terms of 20 or 30 years, depending on the product. They will also be fixed-rate loans. The company plans to target both people looking to upgrade to a new property and first-time homebuyers, as well as people in the later-life category.
John Davison from Perenna told Mortgage Finance Gazette that the company would be offering something genuinely different that provides borrowers with both security over the longer term and flexibility.
He then went on to say that:
“Having passionate and dedicated national account managers to help train and support our brokers is a cornerstone of our ambition to create a nation of happy homeowners.”
Mortgage advisors will know that the right kind of support is as essential as the CeMAP qualification to success in their field, so will pay close attention to appointments of this sort by lenders.