With a financial services career spanning more than three decades, John Truswell, who joins from Capital Home Loans, brings extensive experience to the role of head of national accounts for Together.
Award winning specialist lender Together was established in 1974 and works with niche markets through an extensive distribution network. The company specialise in short-term finance, auction finance, residential, buy-to-let and commercial mortgages, and secured loans.
The company have just announced that John Truswell will be joining them as head of national accounts, following his 21 years of experience as head of national accounts at Virgin Money and its predecessor Northern Rock.
Together recently announced its partnership with four leading broker networks, and as head of national accounts, John will focus on building intermediary relationships across the group, in both the personal finance and commercial businesses, as the lender widens its distribution.
Commenting on his new position Truswell said;
“This is a great opportunity to get involved with a business which has big ambitions and a customer-focused and innovative approach to delivering the best outcomes. Together has become firmly established as a leader in the specialist sector; with its common sense lending philosophy and willingness to look beyond the ‘tick box’ criteria to assess cases individually, so I’m looking forward to introducing more brokers to our offering as the business continues to expand.”
The company has expanded since becoming established in the 70’s, adding short-term finance, mortgages and auctions to their long list of services and specialisms, earning them several accolades the most recent of which include; Best short-term/bridging lender, Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider, Bridging Finance Provider of the Year, and Finance Company of the Year. In 2013 Together moved to Cheadle, Stockport and has gone from strength to strength, hitting their first billion with their loan book later in the year.
Richard Tugwell, Together’s recently-appointed group intermediary relationship director said:
“John’s knowledge of the intermediary market will be invaluable as we strengthen Together’s position in the industry. I’m delighted to have him join us and am looking forward to an exciting phase of growth as we broaden our reach and develop relationships with more brokers across the UK.”
Together has a current loan book in excess of £2 billion, and total annual new lending for 2016 stood at just under £1.1 billion.