Yorkshire Building Society has appointed Jeremy Duncombe (pictured) as managing director of Accord Mortgages.

Duncombe will take on the new role on 1 January 2021 following the retirement of Charles Canning, chief customer officer at Yorkshire Building Society and managing director of Accord Mortgages.

Canning who is set to officially retire in February 2021, has spent over 33 years at the society.

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Duncombe has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, and has spent the last three years at Accord Mortgages.

In addition, Duncombe will lead mortgage distribution at Yorkshire Building Society.

Duncombe is currently deputy chair of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).

Mike Regnier, chief executive at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “2021 will be an exciting and challenging year across our society, so I am delighted that Jeremy will lead our Accord business as managing director as well as spearheading our approach to mortgage distribution across the society.

“At the same time we wish Charles a happy retirement after 33 years with the society.

“He has had an immeasurable impact on our business, and contributed so much to colleagues, members, brokers and customers alike.

“Charles has been a true champion of the customer, working tirelessly to improve our offering to the market and place customers at the centre of what we do.”