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A&L appoints director of intermediary sales

Alliance & Leicester is appointing Mark Blackwell as director of intermediary sales.

Blackwell will be joining the group in January when he will take responsibility for mortgage sales through brokers which are a key part of A&L’s mortgage business.

He will report to director of mortgage operations Raj Uppal and will be managing the sales, distribution and operational areas.

Blackwell joins from Cheltenham & Gloucester where he is currently acting intermediary sales director. Prior to this, he spent two years as marketing director at Derbyshire Building Society, where he was responsible for the creation and launch of Salt, the Society’s specialist lending brand.

Uppal says: “I am delighted that Mark will be joining us as he brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. We have some great plans for developing our intermediary business and I believe Mark’s strengths make him ideal for this key role.”

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