LendInvest appoints new Head of Sales


Paula Mercer LendInvest

LendInvest, the UK’s leading platform for mortgages, has announced it has hired a new Head of Sales, Paula Mercer, to provide leadership for the sales team and support the senior leadership team to deliver growth and key business objectives.

Paula joins LendInvest from Atom Bank, where she worked as Head of Intermediary Lending within the Residential and Commercial Lending team.

During her time at the bank, Paula helped set up the Mortgage lending department and launch their first digital mortgage.

With over 15 years experience in the finance industry, Paula has extensive experience in the UK intermediary market, and over the last 8 years Paula has focused predominantly on building relationships within the Residential & Commercial sector and delivered some key lending milestones.

Paula has previously held positions in Lloyds Banking Group, where she was a Business Development Manager.

Paula won Business Development of the year in 2018 & 19 at the Women’s Recognition Awards. She was awarded Elite Woman of the Year in 2022 with Mortgage Introducer and in the same year won Woman in Management at the Womens’ Recognition Awards.

At LendInvest Paula will be focused on supporting the Senior Leadership team to deliver the strategy, develop the lending side, execute the product growth plans and deliver on the imminent launch of residential mortgages.

This will be done by working closely with the Sales Team and Intermediaries.

This hire comes following the launch of LendInvest’s Residential Homeowner product, as the business looks to ramp up its product rollout to intermediary partners.

Paula Mercer, Head of Sales at LendInvest, commented:

“There could not be a better time for me to join LendInvest. I am incredibly excited about the product changes and the constant innovation which is underpinned by their core value of Mortgages Made Simple and a strategy of driving long-term sustainable growth.

LendInvest has a wonderful inclusive culture and this was a major attraction to me. I look forward to working with the Sales team and our Intermediary partners and building on an already successful model.”

Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Commercial Director at LendInvest, commented:

“Paula’s reputation precedes her and I am thrilled to have her heading up the sales team here at LendInvest.

With the launch of our exciting new proposition for residential mortgages and her strong and successful background from both Atom and Lloyds, she is going to be an integral part of our next chapter.

Hires such as Paula’s, support the ambitions of LendInvest as we continue to grow and innovate for our future.”