The Mortgage Lender (TML) has appointed Sara Palmer (pictured) as head of distribution, joining the lender in January 2022.
Palmer has spent the past 13 years at Santander, looking after key networks and distributors, as well as managing and building key relationships.
She also has experience in fintech, having been seconded to Mortgage Engine, a multi-DiP platform which connects lenders to distributors and intermediaries using API technology.
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Steve Griffiths, sales director at TML, said: “Being able to attract talent of Sara’s calibre to our senior management team is testament to what TML has achieved over the past year.
“Her wealth of expertise and experience will help drive the team onto the next level as we embark on ambitious plans for 2022.”
Palmer added: “Joining TML at this stage of its growth journey, and at such an important time for specialist lending, is an opportunity I simply could not turn down.
“The brand’s culture, people and leadership are also huge draws.
“Real life lending is such an exciting mission and I look forward to playing a role in the next stage of TML’s growth, adding value to brokers and advisers.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Santander for Intermediaries and wish the team well for the future.”