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Keystone appoints two new Business Managers for the North

08 February 2018

Keystone Property Finance has boosted its business development team with the appointment of Sara Finlay-Hudson and Gary Dean. Sara will be covering the North East and Gary the North West.

Sara brings more than 30 years’ industry experience to Keystone, most recently working as a business development manager for Skipton Building Society. Commenting on her appointment, Sara said:

“I have a solid understanding of buy to let which means that I will be able to hit the ground running. Keystone has some great rates and the criteria works well for portfolio landlords with more complex borrowing requirements. I’m looking forward to getting on the road, catching up with both brokers I’ve known for years and meeting new ones. My patch is a large one, from the Scottish border all the way down to Nottingham where landlords are particularly active.”

Gary joins from Together Money where he has been working for the last two years. Before that he was at Santander. He said:

“My background is in specialist lending so joining Keystone is a good fit for me. Spending the last few years behind a desk, I really can’t wait to get out and meet with brokers face to face. I’ll be covering the whole of the North West including Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and as far down as Stoke-on-Trent.”

In recent months Keystone has been actively seeking to improve its reach, particularly as it is now on the panels of 10 networks and mortgage clubs including Simply Biz, Paradigm, Primis and Intrinsic. Headed up by Phil Riches, the addition of Sara and Gary brings the Keystone BDM team total up to seven. They will be working alongside Moises Cruickshank (London and the South East), Paul Rockett (South West), and Ellie Boys and Phillip Spacey (Derby and Leicester).

Commenting on the appointments, Phil Riches, Head of Sales said:

“Increasingly, portfolio landlords are turning their attentions to the main towns and cities in the north of England where rental income is good but property prices are lower. As such we felt it was time that we had a more visible presence on the ground. Having both Sara and Gary will mean that we can properly service brokers both sides of the Pennines.

Keystone is recognised as one of the leading specialist buy to let lenders, ideal for brokers who need to us to place deals for portfolio landlords. Not only does it welcome SPV and trading limited companies, it has a technical solution for accepting portfolio spreadsheets in any format – saving both brokers and borrowers valuable time when making an application.

Full profiles and contact details of Sara and Gary, and the rest of the business development team can be found on the Keystone Property Finance website.