2019 was a busy year for Hodge! We’ve entered new markets, recruited fresh faces, and tackled some exciting challenges. In case you missed what we’ve been up to, here’s our managing director of Mortgages, Matt Burton, with a quick overview.
It’s cliche to say that last year went by in the blink-of-an-eye, but it really did. But, in taking a moment to sit back and reflect on what we’ve done, I find myself really proud of what we achieved in 2019.
During the year, we welcomed a host of new faces to the team, giving us a fresh perspective and solid foundation to build on. Emma Graham joined us as business development director in August, and, since then, the Mortgages team has moved into new markets and strengthened old ones, supported by our innovative, research-driven Product team.
As well as introducing the first Fixed-for-Life RIO, and making changes to our downsizing range, we’ve added Portfolio Buy-to-Let and Holiday Let to our product range, allowing us to apply existing expertise to a new arena. We’ve already had positive feedback and seen great results since making this move.
We’ve focused on strengthening our Underwriting team too, so that you’ve always got direct access to the people who make decisions about your new and existing business. Now, we’re proud to consistently turn DIPs around in under two hours.
This year is set to be an exciting one at Hodge and we look forward to supporting advisers and delivering innovative products our customers want and need. To keep up with our product and criteria news, make sure you’re following Hodge for Intermediaries on LinkedIn.
As ever, if you’ve got any questions, just get in touch – we’re always happy to help. Wishing you a very happy and successful new year!