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Belmont Green appoints BrightHouse chief executive Mooney

Vida Homeloans owner Belmont Green has appointed Anth Mooney as its chief executive, months after he joined BrightHouse.

Mooney has served as director of financial services at Virgin Money and was most recently chief executive of BrightHouse, having been appointed in July 2019. Mooney has also had spells as retail banking director at Northern Rock, managing director of Thomas Cook Money.


He will succeed current Belmont Green chief executive David Tweedy, who will be leaving the business once he has completed the handover of the role.


Mooney said: “I’m excited by the opportunity to work with the senior team to deliver the next stage of Belmont Green’s journey and the further development of Vida’s intermediary-focused lending proposition. David has given us a great platform to build from, and I am delighted to be taking the reins for the next stage of its development.”


Separately, Belmont Green announced that Louisa Sedgwick has been appointed as managing director of mortgages of Vida Homeloans. She has been director of sales at Vida since its launch in 2016. She succeeds Guy Batchelor, who is stepping down from his position.


Sedgwick added: “In just three years, Vida has successfully completed £1.8bn of mortgage lending, and it is an amazing time to take on the managing director mortgages role as we continue to grow the business. I am looking forward to working with Anth and the rest of the team to take Vida to the next level.”


Steve Haggerty, Belmont Green chairman, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank David and Guy for leading us through the first chapter of Belmont Green’s existence and for building Vida Homeloans, a mortgage lender that is known and respected throughout the industry. I also know that Anth’s experience and expertise are the right combination to take us on to the next stage of our development and that Louisa’s promotion will mean continuity and consistency for Vida’s important intermediary partners.”

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