MPowered Mortgages, the buy-to-let (BTL) lender run by MQube, has appointed Matt Surridge (pictured) as key account manager, covering the East Midlands.

Surridge has over 17 years’ experience in the financial services industry spanning mortgage, protection, investment and technology, with a variety of roles focused on developing strategic relationships, including roles at Lloyds Banking Group, Countrywide and Mortgage Brain.

In his role as key account manager at MPowered, Surridge will identify and develop business opportunities and focus on developing mutually beneficial strategic relationships to achieve growth.

Emma Hollingworth, distribution director at MPowered Mortgages, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have Matt on board the MPowered team.

“His wealth of experience and expertise in the sector makes him such a valuable asset.

“Matt shares our vision for a tech-enabled future and our commitment to deliver for brokers.

“This demonstrates that not only is our proposition in the mortgage market excellent but that we are also able to attract the best talent in the field.”

Surridge added: “I’m really energised by the MPowered proposition and being able to get out and meet brokers in the coming months.

“The potential benefits of our AI tech and the intuitive MPowered platform is incredibly exciting.

“I’m committed to enabling brokers to provide their clients with the best possible customer experience and MPowered Mortgages are all about this.”