New lender from the Kensington Group attracts Whittaker

The Kensington Group are set to launch a new lending brand, New Street Mortgages, and it is rumoured that Adrian Whitaker will take on a leading sales role.

The new mainstream residential and buy-to-let lender will be launched later this year by Kensington’s parent company Acenden. The Kensington Group appears keen to expand its market footprint under this new lender brand.

Although there are few details known about this new lender myhomemove Corporate Sales Director, Adrian Whittaker, is thought to be playing a key role. In addition, former Barclays Intermediary Chief, David Finlay, is thought to be on board. That said, Kensington Group Chief Executive, Keith Street, and Finlay have both declined to comment.

Whittaker has over 25 years’ of experience working in the mortgage and financial services industry, including Non-Executive Director of Mortgage Brain. He joined the conveyancing firm myhomemove two years ago from his position as Accounts Director at Santander. Whittaker’s departure was announced last month, however, they did not specify his destination.

The Group Sales Director from myhomemove, Dev Malle, commented that Adrian has played a key role in the building of their multi-channel distribution strategy, having brought valuable skills and knowledge to the organisation. Malle wished him best in this next challenge and assured his future success.

Whittaker expressed his privilege to have worked for a fantastic business which he introduced to many business partners in the UK new-build, estate agency, mortgage and financial services markets. He prides their success on the people, the senior management team, award winning customer journey and putting the customer at the heart of the business.

Whittaker wishes Doug Crawford (Chief Executive of myhomemove) Dev and the team ongoing success, but stated that he was ready for a new challenge.

Let us know your thoughts on the Kensington Group’s new venture and Whittaker’s potential input into the project.

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