Legal & General strengthens Retirement Lending management team

Steve Ellis confirmed as Managing Director of Legal & General Home Finance


Following the recent announcement of Chris Knight as the Managing Director of Legal & General’s Retail Retirement Division, Legal & General has today announced the appointment of Steve Ellis as Managing Director of Legal & General Home Finance. Steve previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer within the business.

Steve has been fundamental to the successful entry of Legal & General into the lifetime mortgage market having led the acquisition of Newlife for the Group in 2014. He has been with Legal & General since 2007 and has previously run a number of operational areas in Corporate Risk and Annuities. Previously, he successfully managed large scale operations for outsourcing organisations and was a management consultant for GE Capital businesses in the UK and US.

Chris Knight, Managing Director, Retail Retirement at Legal & General said:

“’I’m pleased that Steve has accepted the role of Managing Director for our Retirement Lending business. Steve’s appointment brings important continuity to Legal & General Home Finance as the business enters its next phase of rapid innovation and growth.”

Steve Ellis, Managing Director, Legal & General Home Finance said:

“I’m delighted to be continuing the journey with our retirement lending business. We have built a fantastic proposition and market share in the short time that we have been in the Lifetime Mortgage market. We have some exciting plans for 2017 which we expect to help the market continue its strong recent growth.”


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