Hodge Bank

Hodge Bank set to create new products after growing commercial lending team




Hodge Bank has revealed that it will be launching new products in the coming months in addition to making four new appointments to strengthen its commercial lending team..

The new recruits bring over 60 years of combined banking experience to the specialist bank.

Jill Woodward (pictured above, second left), who previously served at Principality Building Society and HBoS, and Louise Bronson (second right), formerly of Barclays and Bibby Financial Services, have both joined Hodge Bank as relationship managers.

Jayne Edwards (right) has been recruited as a relationship support manager from HSBC, where she was a relationship manager.

Sharon Morgan (left) has also been appointed as a relationship support manager and previously worked at Principality Building Society.

Speaking exclusively to Bridging & Commercial, Jill said: “I’m excited to join Hodge during a period of significant developments for the bank.

“From the launch of the new portfolio BTL in May to some of the new projects currently under way, it’s a really interesting time of growth for Hodge and I’m looking forward to working with our broker networks and clients as part of the team.

“At Hodge, we want to be known for our certainty, innovative products and the personal touch we bring to broker services.

“Between us, we bring a wealth of experience in development and relationship management to the Hodge team.

“We’re looking forward to growing and improving the service we provide to brokers and their clients, along with developing new innovative products over the coming months.”

Since launching its portfolio BTL product, Hodge Bank has received over £150m in enquiries in just two months.

Kevin Beevers, managing director of commercial lending at Hodge Bank, added: “Following the successful launch of our portfolio BTL offering in May, we’ve invested in growing our commercial lending team to ensure we continue to provide and improve on our industry-leading service.”

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