Together appoints two new roving underwriters


Emma - Chris Together

Property lender Together has announced the appointment of two new roving underwriters, Chris Evans and Emma Ogilvie, to its intermediary sales team.

Chris will be taking up the role of head of roving underwriters, managing the team of commercial rovers, whilst continuing to underwrite commercial applications for Together.

He brings a wealth of experience in the industry across 20 years. He worked for 10 years at Legal & General in their intermediary wealth departments and eight years as a mortgage, second charge and bridging finance broker.

He also spent nearly three years at Pepper Money as Head of Referrals.

Chris said:

“The opportunity presented to me was exciting. I worked with Together in my time as a broker and I love how it operates; so to be a part of that culture was a big draw to me.

My previous roles have always meant I’m looking for a way to make a case to fit rather than finding reasons not to lend, and I think that really aligns to Together’s proposition.

I’m always keen to understand other people’s perspectives and I think that’s a big help when it comes to understanding any deal.

The responsibility that comes with this role is also something that I find appealing and I think it’s a position that will allow me to make a positive impact on the brokers I look after.”

Emma joins Together as commercial finance roving underwriter. She will be on hand to help brokers achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients; managing accounts across the south of the UK, communicating and providing specific feedback on individual cases.

She has nearly nine years’ experience in the industry, beginning her career as a trainee broker at The Buy to Let Business before moving on to a broker support role at Dynamo for Intermediaries, formerly Buy to Let Club.

During her time at Dynamo, she took on a specialist underwriting role within the business dedicated to Together applications.

She also spent a year with criteria sourcing platform Knowledge Bank in a central functions role.

Emma said:

“Good quality business saves time, boosts productivity, improves efficiency and results in a better customer journey, which is where I come in; aiding the brokers get their clients from A-to-B in the most proficient and seamless way possible.

From my previous position working directly with Together, I already had a lot of love for the company.

It really enables more people who perhaps might not have otherwise been considered to achieve their property ambitions; and its lending stance isn’t black and white.

It has a great offering backed by great people, and for such a big group still feels personable to colleagues and customers alike.

They are passionate about delivering the right outcomes and solutions, as am I.”

The two new appointments come as Together moves to combine its roving underwriter teams, for commercial and personal finance, into one, sitting within the lender’s Intermediaries team.

Tanya Elmaz, director of intermediary sales, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Chris and Emma to the team. They have a huge amount of experience across the industry, and a good understanding of our company and values from working with us in the past.

They will both play key roles in our roving underwriter team, supporting our incredible partners to help customers achieve their property ambitions.”