Investec has appointed Laura Parker (pictured) as a business development manager.

ger.Parker has almost six years’ experience in private banking. She previously has spent time at Coutts in both banking and business development roles.

Moreover, Parker has also spent time working for a housing association.

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Peter Izard, business development manager at Investec, said: “We are thrilled to have Parker as part of the team.

“It is an unusual time to join a company, but Parker has hit the ground running, embracing the technology to connect with both new colleagues and mortgage brokers alike to ensure we continue to offer a high standard of service.

“Parker has already made great strides in bolstering our support of mortgage intermediaries, becoming an integral part of the team. We look forward to further successes as a team.”

Parker, added: “I am delighted to have joined Investec, particularly at such an interesting time for the property market. There have been many ups and downs in recent months, but the level of activity we have been seeing has increased substantially and clients are showing a real commitment to complete deals despite the wider challenges.

“Given this heighted activity, and capacity of lenders to keep pace with the market, it is really important that brokers work with lenders who are able to respond quickly to get deals over the line.”