Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, has today announced the appointment of Jeremy Cook as Head of Corporate Relationships within its Mortgage team. He will report directly to Charles Morley, Director of Mortgage Distribution, and will take up the position on the 2 April.
Overseeing the management of key corporate relationships, Jeremy will work closely with major networks, clubs and intermediary firms as the bank continues to expand its mortgage services.
With over 30 years’ experience across financial services, Jeremy has a proven track record of fostering strong relationships with intermediaries across the UK, most recently as a Senior Manager for New Build at Nationwide Building Society. Prior to this, he spent over 18 years at Friends Provident, including as a Mortgage Relationship Manager.
Commenting on the appointment, Charles Morley, Director Mortgage Distribution at Metro Bank said: “Our superior customer service, well-designed products and competitive rates means we’re winning fans among brokers and customers at an increasingly fast rate. Jeremy’s customer-focussed approach means he’s developed strong and extensive relationships across the industry and I look forward to him bringing this unrelenting focus on the customer to the banking revolution in April.”
Jeremy Cook added: “I am delighted to be joining Metro Bank at a time when the business is keen to build on their strong intermediary mortgage business. This gives me a great opportunity to utilise my skills and experience to achieve the business’ aims. I look forward to meeting my new stakeholders, and representing a revolutionary brand by sharing our broad proposition to both brokers and customers.”
Metro Bank offers residential and buy-to-let mortgages through both direct and intermediary channels and has already established itself as a top 20 lender1. Brokers are supported by a national team of specialist business development managers, as well as a team of business development consultants who complement the head office-based broker helpdesk. Brokers also benefit from straight forward products, supported by a common-sense approach to underwriting, as well as a comprehensive on-line mortgage platform.
1 – According to Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) 2016 largest mortgage lenders