Trussle appoints Ian Larkin as new CEO

– UK, London –  Trussle,   the UK’s first digital mortgage broker, today announced the appointment of Ian Larkin as CEO.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Ian’s calibre leading the business. Ian’s vast experience in retail and commercial financial services and his expertise in growing businesses and enhancing customer propositions will be an important part of our success. We are at a pivotal stage of Trussle’s journey and look forward to working closely with Ian to build on our vision of making homeownership more accessible to everyone,” said Simon Williams, chairman.

Trussle was founded in 2015 with the aim of utilising technology to provide a faster, smarter and more transparent mortgage process, making homeownership more accessible to all. Trussle remains the highest-rated online mortgage broker, and over the last year, has helped almost 70% more customers to find a mortgage than the year before.

Trussle recently secured an additional £7.5m in funding – from a new investor, Rabo Frontier Ventures, alongside existing investors, Goldman Sachs, Finch Capital and, Propel Venture Partners – which has enabled the company to continue investing in its technology to better improve the customer experience.

About Ian Larkin

Ian, who held senior roles at Lloyds, Virgin Money, McKinsey and Accenture, most recently served as CEO of Target Group. During his five years at Target Group, the business delivered significant growth using technology to improve productivity, risk management and customer experience.

Ian Larkin, CEO, said, “The homeownership journey is one of the most stressful experiences that consumers face, yet not enough has been done to simplify the process for both homeowners and lenders. There’s a tremendous opportunity to leverage technology to transform home financing and mortgage distribution, making the market work better for homeowners and lenders.

The Trussle team has done a great job so far, and our excellent group of investors are committed to the strategic opportunity that lies ahead. Trussle is really well-positioned to lead the transformation of the mortgage industry.”

About Trussle

Trussle helps people love their journey of owning a home. We’re your free online mortgage broker, helping you wherever you are on the ladder.

See how much you could borrow or save in minutes. Whether you’re looking at homes for the first time, or you’re looking to remortgage for the fourth time. Our quick online calculators will help you take the next step on your homeownership journey.

Say goodbye to paperwork, long phone calls, and being left out of the loop. Say hello to a quick, jargon-free, personal service that you can access from anywhere at any time. We’ll help you find and secure your mortgage entirely online.

Relax while we ensure you’re always on the right deal. We compare your mortgage with the latest deals on the market every day, and we’ll alert you the moment it’s time to switch to a more suitable deal. That way, you’ll never pay more than you should to own your home.

In September 2016 Trussle launched an industry-first partnership with online property portal Zoopla, making it possible to find and buy a home in one seamless experience. Trussle is backed by some of Europe’s leading technology investors including Orange Growth Capital, LocalGlobe, Ed Wray, Ian Hogarth, Seedcamp, and Zoopla Property Group.

Trussle is a trading style of Trussle Lab Ltd, which is an appointed representative of Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited and Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

For more information: https://trussle.com

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