Jane Benjamin joins Connect for Intermediaries
Connect has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Jane Benjamin in the newly created role of director of mortgages. The mortgage network, packager and adviser company operates under the two brands Connect Mortgages and Connect for Intermediaries.
CEO, Liz Syms, started the business 23 years ago in 1998, predominantly as a specialist mortgage business focusing particularly on buy-to-let. Connect has expanded to such an extent that it now works with more than 155 lenders. Connect supports advisers in all segments of the mortgage market, helping them to provide the best financial solutions to their clients so they can achieve their property ambitions.
Jane Benjamin has been appointed as Connect gears up for accelerated growth in 2022 and beyond, as it supports brokers throughout all the diverse areas of the mortgage market. Jane has been in the mortgage industry for twenty years and brings a wealth of experience in both broker and lender facing roles. Previously she was director, mortgages at Sesame Bankhall Group and PMS Mortgage Club, followed by head of intermediary acquisition at Mortgage Brain.
Liz Syms, CEO of Connect says, “I believe our diverse and flexible proposition has meant we have been successful in growing our network of advisers, our consumer proposition and our packaging and distribution arms simultaneously. We aim to continue to build on this success. Jane is a positive force in the industry and her addition to our leadership team will help us further enhance our service proposition and continue with our exciting growth plans.”
Jane Benjamin added, “I am delighted to join Liz and the Connect team. The support and collaboration that Connect offers to all advisers is deep rooted and is also something that I am passionate about. Connect is an inclusive business created for advisers, by an adviser – that’s special. I am really looking forward to working together to bring innovation to the market and creating exciting opportunities for our adviser partners.”