Martin Hillyer joins as Intermediary Relationship Director

Hampden & Co has appointed Martin Hillyer as Intermediary Relationship Director. He will report to Hannah Berridge, Head of Professional Partnerships at the bank.

In the role, Hillyer will mainly focus on developing and fostering relationships with mortgage intermediaries to help tailor borrowing solutions to meet the needs of clients.

With its focus on lending, deposits and day-to-day banking, Hampden & Co has seen strong demand from mortgage brokers and from other professional intermediaries such as wealth managers, financial advisers, accountants and solicitors. In its first half 2023 results announced in August, Hampden & Co reported client numbers were up 8 per cent to more than 5,000, with a strong rise in introductions from intermediaries.

Martin joins Hampden & Co from Weatherbys Private Bank where, as Senior Business Development Executive, he managed relationships with introducers and intermediaries. He has also held senior roles at Barclays, including Head of Key Clients - Wealth Business Development.

In line with strong client demand, Hampden & Co has continued to build its banking and senior management teams throughout 2023.

This includes Mark Plummer, who joined as Head of Private Banking in London, and Claire Mann who joined in November as the bank’s first Head of Client Propositions.

Martin Hillyer, Intermediary Relationship Director at Hampden & Co, said: “Intermediaries really value working with partners who can serve their clients well and that is where Hampden & Co excels. I very much look forward to enhancing the bank’s intermediary relationships.”

Hannah Berridge, Head of Professional Partnerships at Hampden & Co, said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the Hampden & Co team. He has extensive knowledge of intermediation in the private banking and wealth market and his proven ability to develop and deepen professional relationships will be key to our continued success.”