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Hodge strengthens commercial lending team with new appointments

Cardiff-based bank, Hodge has announced several new appointments to strengthen its Commercial Lending team.

The bank, which provides a range of commercial and residential lending products, welcomes four new appointments to its commercial lending division, following several new products launches across 2019.

The new appointments bring more than 60 years’ of collective banking experience to Hodge:

  • Jill Woodward – relationship manager, formerly of Principality Building Society and HBoS
  • Louise Bronson – relationship manager, formerly of Barclays and Bibby Financial Services
  • Jayne Edwards – relationship support manager, formerly of HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Sharon Morgan – relationship support manager, formerly of Principality Building Society.

The move comes during a busy year for the lender, who has launched a range of new products in 2019, including the Hodge Portfolio Buy-to-Let mortgage and its enhanced development loan offering.

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Following the launch of the Portfolio Buy-to-let product, the lender reported it had received over £150 million in enquiries in just two months. The new appointments are set to play a key role in developing the product further.

Kevin Beevers, managing director of commercial lending, said: “2019 has been a huge year for Hodge, with the launch of several new initiatives and products designed to drive innovation in the market for our customers.

“Following the successful launch of our Portfolio Buy-to-Let 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.


“At Hodge, we strongly believe in balancing the creation of innovative, disruptive products with providing the best possible service for our clients with a personal touch, whatever their needs. Today’s announcement is our commitment to this, and to ensuring we continue to grow our team to meet the diverse needs of our customers.”