Fleet Mortgages appoint Connells as valuation panel manager

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today (4th December 2014) announced it has appointed Connells Survey & Valuation as its valuation panel manager.

Connells Survey & Valuation is one of the largest panel management and survey organisations in the country with over 25 years’ experience and nationwide coverage, and will now provide Fleet Mortgages with panel management services.

Connells will work with Fleet Mortgages carrying out property valuations through its in-house personnel and its contracted panel of tightly-managed partner valuation firms.

Fleet Mortgages is a new lender based in Fleet, Hampshire and is led by Bob Young as Chief Executive Officer. It will lend exclusively through the intermediary sector initially offering buy-to-let mortgages for residential landlords as well as limited companies and those seeking finance for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Connells Survey & Valuation is part of the Connells Group which is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Skipton Building Society and one of the UK’s largest estate agency, financial services and surveying groups.

Bob Young, Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Mortgages, commented:

"We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Connells Survey & Valuation as Fleet Mortgages’ valuation panel manager. Connells’ expertise in this area is self-evident and it means they are in the best position possible to provide us with these services. In choosing Connells we have opted for a highly experienced and professional operation and one which has the quality of personnel and depth of resources to handle our needs. This is a particularly exciting time for everyone involved in Fleet Mortgages as we are very close to launching; we are extremely pleased to be working with our old friends at Connells and look forward to a strong and long-term relationship between the two businesses."

Ross Bowen, Managing Director at Connells Survey & Valuation, said:

"Fleet Mortgages’ journey has been impressive and the combination of its highly respected team and compelling proposition will undoubtedly result in the business quickly becoming a major force in the market. I am delighted that Connells has been appointed as Fleet Mortgages’ panel management partner and we can play a pivotal role in underpinning the business’ ongoing success."

For further information on Fleet Mortgages, please visit: www.fleetmortgages.co.uk.

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