Hanley Economic Building Society has restructured and bolstered its senior leadership team in a bid to drive positive change through its intermediary and direct to consumer propositions.
The society has appointed Lynsey Carter as head of operations and Will Jones as head of technology. These high-level additions to the senior leadership team follow the recent appointment of Larne Payne as Hanley’s new financial director.
These key roles will revolve around making improvements to operational procedures, systems and underwriting practices across its intermediary and direct mortgage business channels. Technology will play an increasingly prominent role within this transition with enhancements being made in online application processing and its online chat facility, alongside a range of system integrations. These will enable the society to offer a more individual approach to cases and better support intermediaries and borrowers all the way through from application to completion.
This movement of change also extends to Hanley’s branch network as it has also appointed two new branch managers to build on the society’s commitment to a sustained physical presence within the local area.
Founded in 1854, Hanley Economic is one of Staffordshire’s leading mutual building societies. It has over 20,000 members and seven branches in Biddulph, Cheadle Hanley City Centre, Newcastle, Longton, Stone and at its Festival Park, Stoke on Trent headquarters.
Mark Selby, CEO at Hanley Economic Building Society, commented:
“As a forward-thinking society it’s vital that we constantly evaluate not only how we can improve as a business but also in identifying the key areas which can really make the difference for both our intermediary partners and our loyal band of local customers.
“We will always take great pride in our heritage - which stretches back over 163 years - however, the modern mortgage market demands that lenders are innovative, engaging and transparent in their offerings, whilst maintaining the highest service standards possible. It may sound like something of a cliché, but our people really are a key differentiator and we will continue investing in them to improve how we service the changing needs of our growing customer base.”