MFS makes 16 internal promotions, hiring across 11 new roles


MFS underwriters

Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has made 16 internal promotions over recent months and is actively hiring across 11 new roles.

Scott Lord, Richard D’Souza and Omkar Hushing have all been promoted from their Underwriting Manager positions.

Lord is now Head of Bridging Underwriting – Direct Brokers & Clients; D’Souza is Head of Bridging Underwriting – Business Development & Networks; and Hushing is Head of Buy-to-Let & Specialist Lending Underwriting.

Elsewhere, Zahira Fayyaz, Regional Sales Manager for the South East, and Paul Ratcliffe, Regional Sales Manager for the North, have been promoted from their business development manager roles.

They will work alongside Imogen Williams, Regional Sales Manager for the South West.

Specialist lender MFS has grown significantly over the past two years, with £1 billion currently available in funding and a target loan book of £1.5 billion by the end of this year.

It has doubled its employee headcount since the start of 2022, with more than 100 employees now on the team.

As part of its expansion, Maria Gilbert has been promoted to Chief of Staff to manage MFS’s increased headcount.

London-based MFS is currently looking to hire three senior underwriters, three underwriters, two junior underwriters and two assistant underwriters (all spanning both bridging and buy-to-let), as well as two business development executives.

Paresh Raja, CEO at MFS, said:

“As a lender, you naturally work to ensure your products are as competitive as possible, and you invest in technology and processes to ensure a streamlined service.

But there’s no substitute for great people – so, we’re delighted to share the news of some MFS employees moving up the ranks over recent months.

We always prioritise professional development, promoting from within whenever possible.

We seek out problem solvers; people ready to take an extra step make a deal happen and deliver an exceptional service for clients, even when challenges arise or other lenders may turn away.

Our success and growth over recent years comes down to the hard work of our great team.

I look forward to supporting more people in their development within the specialist finance sector, and helping them to climb the ladder within our ever-growing team.”