Mint Property Finance expands underwriting team



Leading specialist finance lender, Mint Property Finance, has this week welcomed two new team members to its underwriting department, further increasing the company’s capacity to deliver borrower requirements.

The first of the new hires, Leigh Harwood, joins Mint as development underwriter from Stream Bank and has extensive experience in financial sectors.

In a career spanning twenty years, Leigh has worked on mortgages, loans, litigations and collections, holding several titles in that time including head of underwriting at C&M Wealth International Ltd and credit manager at Stream Bank.

Leigh commented:

“I’m delighted to join the team at Mint. I’m looking forward to bringing my extensive industry knowledge to the company and helping continue their upward growth trajectory.”

Also joining the company as underwriter support is Ben Broad. A recent graduate, Ben is joining straight from Manchester Metropolitan University, where he recently achieved a 2.1 in his Banking & Finance Undergraduate Degree. This is Ben’s first full-time role.

Speaking on his new role, Ben said:

“I’m looking forward to beginning my career at Mint, and have been warmly welcomed into the team. I’m excited to develop my knowledge of the property finance sectors and further my career in this exciting industry.”

Both Leigh and Ben will work in Mint’s award-winning underwriting team, led by Adam Robson and Sam Herd.

They will be trained on the company’s best-in-class underwriting principles whilst working on cases for broker and direct borrower clients.

These new hires display Mint’s desire to recruit the best talent in the sector.

Andrew Lazare, Managing Director, said:

“As mentioned in the press previously this week, Mint continue to be very much ‘open for business’ despite the challenging economic circumstances and our two new hires reflect our ongoing and growing need for exceptional talent.

The addition of Ben and Leigh to our team means we will be even better placed to successfully manage new and existing enquiries through our underwriting process to completion.”