Matthew Corker

Knowledge Bank names Matthew Corker as operations director

Knowledge Bank has promoted Matthew Corker (pictured above) to the position of operations director.

In his new role, he will be working on new developments to ensure the system provides brokers with everything they need.

He will continue to play a key part in expanding relationships with lenders, while managing the general day-to-day organisation of Knowledge Bank and overseeing existing and upcoming projects.

Matthew has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, specialising in financial compliance throughout his career. 

He joined Knowledge Bank in 2019 as lender relationship manager, and quickly became involved in projects covering all areas of the business, from API integrations to product development.

This promotion is the latest move for Knowledge Bank, which has expanded its team by 40% in the last 12 months

This growth has been crucial in supporting the broker community, as there were 1.35 million searches by brokers in 2020 as they adapted to the pandemic.

Commenting on his promotion, Matthew said: “Being part of Knowledge Bank has been the highlight of my career so far. 

“I have had the absolute pleasure of working with the most talented team of people I have ever met. 

“The team consistently pushes the boundaries of our industry to make things easier and better for both brokers and lenders alike.”

He added that, during the last 18 months, Knowledge Bank had seen tremendous expansion across all areas of the business, which included the launch of its joint product and criteria sourcing system in partnership with Air Sourcing.

“We also rolled out our highly regarded and educational Criteria Clinics, which we will build on in 2021. 

Our free Covid-19 criteria tool, which we gave away to every mortgage intermediary, drew rave reviews from across the industry.”

Matthew said that Knowledge Bank had big plans, and that he was honoured to be part of a forward-thinking and ambitious company.

Nicola Firth, founder and CEO at Knowledge Bank, commented: “Since joining Knowledge Bank, Matthew has played a key role in the development of both our criteria search system and the team.

“As well as being a fully qualified adviser, Matthew’s extensive experience in the industry means that he brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.

“His understanding of both the requirements of lenders and brokers is second to none, making him perfectly placed to take on this position.”

Nicola added that 2020 was a big year for Knowledge Bank, and that 2021 was set to exceed that in terms of both expansion and recruitment.

“We have several exciting projects in the pipeline, which Matthew and his team will be working on — these projects will further strengthen our position within the market . . . and deliver even more much-needed innovation.”

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