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Pure Retirement Appoint New Head of Distribution

12th January 2023

Pure Retirement are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Burman as Head of Distribution. The lifetime mortgage lender is adding further value to the equity release sector's largest Intermediary Sales team, offering unprecedented levels of adviser assistance and supporting them through the incoming changes brought in by the FCA's Consumer Duty.

Scott brings with him a wealth of experience In the Property and Finance sectors, dating back to the late 1990s, which he swiftly backed up by attaining his CeMap in 2002 to become a mortgage adviser. Scott can also boast 12 years within Lloyds Banking Group, firstly as a BDM, before progressing to Regional Manager, National Account Manager and New Homes Manager. Most recently, he has enjoyed a 7-year stint at Countrywide, ultimately serving as Divisional Mortgage Services Director for the Central and Anglia region, overseeing six Sales Managers and over fifty Mortgage Advisers.

Scott will lead a comprehensive and expanded Intermediary Sales function as part of Pure's focus on being the best in the market when it comes to aiding and supporting its network. This includes a team of four regional BDMs and four corresponding regional Telephone BDMs, in addition at a dedicated team of office-based staff focusing on relationship management.

Speaking of his appointment, Scott says: “Being in the Financial Services industry for a quarter of a century has allowed me to witness the growth and increasing popularity of equity release, and it's exciting to be joining the market at a time when it's enjoyed an upward trajectory in spite of challenging trading conditions. Additionally, I'm thrilled to be joining a market leader with a track record in providing excellent adviser support, especially with the upcoming FCA Consumer duty on the horizon, and the subsequent premium on lenders helping their networks accordingly.”

Pure Retirement CEO Paul Carter adds: “Appointing someone of Scott's calibre and experience underlines the regard in which we hold our adviser network, and we look forward to him leading our Intermediary Sales team to even greater heights. We'll hopefully begin to see the market landscape move back towards where it sat before the mini budget, and aiding brokers in best supporting clients will be paramount. We look forward to being at the forefront throughout 2023.”

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