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Barr appointed to development role at The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works has announced the appointment of Keith Barr to the role of business development manager.

Barr will be responsible for the promotion and sale of mortgage products to intermediaries with a focus on buy to let, self certification and sub prime as well as the prime market for Portman Building Society.

He previously worked as a business development manager with the Chartered Insurance Institute, following a stint at Standard Life Bank dealing with client retentions, lending and IFA account management.

The Mortgage Works director of intermediary sales Paul Howard says: “I am delighted to welcome Keith to our highly successful team of business development managers at such an exciting time for the business. His knowledge and experience will help strengthen the intermediary position of The Mortgage Works and increase business levels in Scotland.”


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