We only use cookies for website functionality and security.

Paragon Bank appoints Louisa Sedgwick as Mortgages Commercial Director

Louisa Sedgwick 2 - 920x518.jpg

Paragon Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Louisa Sedgwick as Commercial Director of the Mortgages division.

In this new role, Louisa will be responsible for the strategic development of Paragon’s buy-to-let product proposition, including pricing and distribution. She will join the bank on 03 April 2023.

She will be focusing on product innovation for Paragon’s professional landlord customers and increasing the speed of new products to market, as well as supporting the green agenda in both new business and upgrading existing properties.

Louisa is a well-regarded and highly respected figure in the mortgage industry. With more than 30 years’ experience, she was most recently managing director for Specialist Mortgages at Hampshire Trust Bank, and has also worked at Vida, Leeds Building Society and Bradford & Bingley.

She will report to Managing Director of Mortgages Richard Rowntree and form part of the Mortgage division’s senior leadership team.

Louisa said: “I am hugely excited to get stuck into this role. Paragon has a fantastic reputation in the market, its ambitions and culture match my own and I’ve been impressed with Richard’s vision for the buy-to-let business. I want to support the business to achieve its strategic objectives and propel its growth through delivering compelling products for our landlord customers.”

She added: “The need to expand the UK’s private rented sector is more pressing than ever before and professional landlords will be driving the growth. The market also needs to address the energy efficiency improvement of stock and I am looking forward to finding solutions to help landlords achieve that.”

Richard Rowntree, Managing Director – Mortgages, added: “I am delighted to welcome Louisa to our team. She brings a wealth of experience, which complements the skills and knowledge we already have in our team, to help us continue to drive the business forward.

“This is an exciting time for the buy-to-let business given the growth and pace of change in our market, and this new role will help ensure we are developing the right products for intermediaries and professional landlords, in line with our strategy and vision.”

For further information contact:

Jordan Lott
Media Relations Manager
Tel: 0121 712 2319

Notes to editors:

Paragon lends to private individuals and limited companies and provides mortgages suitable for single, self-contained properties, as well as HMOs and multi-unit blocks. Paragon can accommodate higher aggregate lending limits and more complex letting arrangements including local authority leases and corporate leases along with standard ASTs.

Paragon Bank PLC a subsidiary of the Paragon Banking Group PLC which is a FTSE 250 company based in Solihull in the West Midlands. Established in 1985, Paragon Banking Group PLC has over £14 billion of assets under management, helping more than 340,000 customers to achieve their ambitions.