LiveMore appoints new head of sales and restructures

LiveMore, the leading provider of interest only mortgages to the over 50s, has appointed a new head of intermediary sales as it restructures for future growth. Alison Pallett will move from the managing director of sales role to become a board adviser for LiveMore as part of a move to strengthen the firm’s strategic and tactical depth.

Phil Quinn joins LiveMore today (Monday 22nd August) as head of intermediary sales. He joins from Together, where he has been the head of national accounts since 2020. In a career that spans 12 years in the mortgage industry he has previously worked at Pepper Money, Scottish Widows and Halifax.

The changes will enable Alison to work more strategically with the board of directors, while Phil takes over the tactical day-to-day operations. Alison will also very much remain the face of LiveMore, alongside other key people in the business.

Phil’s appointment is just one of a number that LiveMore has made recently as it expands its sales team in order to provide a greater depth of support to mortgage brokers.  Martyn Evans was appointed just last week from Landbay, to become the first dedicated regional sales manager for the north of England and Scotland, while last month, Margarita Genovesa was promoted as business development manager for the London region.

In addition to growing its sales and business development teams, LiveMore is also looking to expand its underwriting team with new appointments to be announced in the next few weeks.

These appointments are designed to help enable LiveMore to expand its proposition with a number of significant new product launches in the pipeline.

These developments will help LiveMore on its mission to deliver more choice and better customer outcomes for the over 50s, an underserved but growing sector of society, which often struggles to get access to the financial products that it needs.

Alison Pallett, says: “This is a strategic move for me which enables me to remain an active part of the LiveMore journey having been there since the beginning. It means I can continue to play a pivotal role in the later life lending market, while also enabling me to expand my horizons beyond LiveMore.

The appointment of Phil means that we can push ahead with hugely exciting plans to increase the number of financial solutions for the over 50s, providing mortgages for people into their nineties.  By increasing our business development team, it will help us on our mission to revolutionise the later life lending market.”

Phil Quinn says, “LiveMore is a very exciting company and even though it’s only been operating for two years it is already making huge waves in the later life lending market.  Coming into a high-growth business like LiveMore at this point of its development was a prospect not to be missed, providing the opportunity to make a real difference to brokers, to the over-50s and to the shape of the market.”