CHL Mortgages appoints Kay as North London BDM

CHL Mortgages appoints Kay as North London BDM

Specialist buy-to-let (BTL) lender CHL Mortgages has hired Stuart Kay as its business development manager (BDM) for North London.

Kay has over 30 years’ experience as a BDM and has most recently worked as a BDM for Fleet Mortgages.

This is a return for Kay, who initially joined the firm back in 1994.

Ross Turrell, CHL Mortgages’ commercial director, said: “Having worked with Stuart previously, I know just how much knowledge and experience he brings to the role.

“Stuart knows the buy-to-let industry like the back of his hand and is already very well-established within the broker community, so I’m thrilled to be able to welcome him back to the team.”

Kay added that the move back to CHL Mortgages was like “returning home”.

He continued: “After a few years away, it’s great to be rejoining the team, especially at such an exciting time following the acquisition of CHL Mortgages for Intermediaries by Chetwood Financial.

“Our strong proposition and broad criteria will appeal to brokers looking for ways to help their landlord clients and I can’t wait to get started.”

It was announced in May that digital bank Chetwood Financial had bought CHL Mortgages from Barossa Asset Purchaser Sarl. Chetwood Financial said that it hopes to grow the business and access its experienced mortgage lending team to enhance its existing skills.

The firm returned to lending in 2021 as an intermediary-only specialist BTL lender, opening its closed-book status after 13 years.

Anna is currently the deputy editor for Mortgage Solutions and editor for Specialist Lending Solutions. She has worked as a journalist since 2019, having secured her Gold Standard NCTJ diploma from News Associates in a fast-track six-month course.

She started her career as a report at specialist publication The Insurance Insider covering a wide range of areas before joining Mortgage Solutions and Specialist Lending Solutions in 2021.

In her role, she helps put together and structure the news agenda for the day and writes up press releases, reports, interviews, analyses and exclusives across both titles. She also commissions blogs for Specialist Lending Solutions and hosts online masterclasses and in-person events across the business.

She has been shortlisted for three journalism awards, which include BIBA Journalist and Media Awards Scoop of Year Award in 2020, Headline Money Mortgage Journalist of the Year Award (B2B) in 2022 and 2023.

Prior to being a journalist, Anna worked in ecommerce across Snow + Rock, Cycle Surgery and Runners Need websites, and before that worked at specialist financial PR firm Rostrum.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys reading, seeing live music, and cooking for friends and family. When she gets a chance, she also enjoys hiking, skiing and indoor rock climbing.

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