Paul Lewis (pictured) has joined Proportunity as head of intermediary partnerships, with his role being to increase brand awareness of the firm among intermediaries and lenders.

Lewis joins Proportunity from The Money Group (TMG) where he was managing director. Previously he was head of intermediary sales at the Mansfield Building Society.

He will be recruiting and managing a team of business development managers (BDMs) to raise awareness of the firm’s shared equity loan scheme and increase business volumes.

He will also be liaising with lenders to increase the number of main mortgage lender partners working alongside Proportunity.

Vadim Toader, co-founder and chief executive of Proportunity, said: “Our aim is to unlock the value of home ownership for everyone who wants it, helping one million homeowners by 2030.

“Paul’s appointment is an important step to us achieving that goal. Paul is well known and well liked throughout the mortgage market; he has an excellent track record and will be instrumental in helping us work with the market to crack the problem of helping those who want to buy their own homes.”

Lewis added: “Proportunity is a hugely exciting company with ambitious aims to help home ownership become more accessible – something that the whole country has been crying out for, for many years now.

“With the end of the Help to Buy scheme next year, Proportunity’s shared equity loan will become more vital than ever. To help change the housing market to make it more accessible, while working closely with intermediaries and lender partners, is an opportunity that few people are lucky enough to ever come across in their careers.”