YBS Commercial Mortgages

YBS Commercial Mortgages expands into Midlands with new team and plans to enhance BTL products




YBS Commercial Mortgages has appointed a new regional director and commercial lending team to lead its expansion into the Midlands.

John Little (pictured above, left) will head the YBS team in Birmingham as regional director, serving property investors and businesses across the area.

He joins from Santander, where he was director of real estate finance.

YBS has also recruited Khalid Mahmood (middle) and Sophie Jones (right) to its Midlands commercial lending team.

Khalid joins as relationship director, having previously served at Redwood Bank as a BDM.

Prior to this, he held positions at Habib Bank and Atom bank.

Sophie has been promoted internally within the society to lending support adviser and will provide assistance to John and Khalid.

Mike Davies, head of business development at YBS Commercial Mortgages, said: “The initial objectives for the team are to build relationships with key brokers and introducers in the region and establish YBS Commercial Mortgages as a go-to brand for borrowers in the region.

“Longer term, we will seek to locate lending managers outside Birmingham and increase our local footprint.”

The establishment of the Midlands team completes the first phase of YBS Commercial Mortgages’ expansion following the recent inauguration of regional offices in Bristol and Manchester.

YBS is committed to lend £300m in 2020 to support its national growth plans.

Mike added that it had two priorities for the next phase in its expansion.

“First, we will be launching a series of enhanced products to meet our broker and customers’ needs, most notably in the niche buy-to-let sector.

“We will also be strengthening our teams with the recruitment of additional high-quality, experienced lending managers.”

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