Market Harborough Building Society appoints new Head of Sales


Richard Saunders Market Harborough building society

Specialist lender Market Harborough Building Society (MHBS) has hired Richard Saunders as its new Head of Sales.

Richard’s appointment follows a highly successful year for MHBS, when it achieved a record level of mortgage lending and won a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award based on broker feedback.

In his new role, Richard will be responsible for the Society’s sales and proposition team. He will ensure that MHBS continues to offer an attractive range of specialist mortgages that is easily accessible, to meet the growing demand in this area.

Previously, Richard was at Paragon Banking Group. He joined as Regional Sales Manager in 2016 before being promoted to Commercial Manager.

In all, he has 17 years’ experience in the mortgage industry and has worked for lenders and as a broker in roles at Nationwide Building Society, John Charcol and Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.

Commenting on his appointment Richard said:

“I am thrilled to be joining MHBS at an extremely exciting time to drive the business forward.

I’m fully committed to making it even easier for intermediaries to work with us and want MHBS to be the lender of choice for more brokers.”

As the cost-of-living crisis intensifies and people’s circumstances become more challenging, brokers will have a greater need for trusted lenders who offer more than a one-size-fits-all approach.

MHBS is known for working in partnership with intermediaries, adding the human touch needed to ensure their clients’ cases proceed quickly and smoothly.”

Annie Cossar, Customer Experience Director at MHBS added:

“Richard’s previous experience working as both a broker and for a lender made him the perfect choice for this role.

He brings with him a deep understanding of the mortgage market, the needs of brokers and how to support the challenges they face.

I’m delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to working with him on the expansion of Case Hub, our online application system, and a series of innovative green initiatives.”