Bluestone poaches ANZ BDM

Non-bank lender Bluestone has hired Wellington business development manager Mark Beams from ANZ, as it looks to build its New Zealand loan book.

Mark Beams

The experienced Beams joins after nearly a decade at ANZ. For the past two years, Beams was BDM for mortgage adviser distribution in Wellington & Wairarapa. While at ANZ, Beams was responsible for 170 adviser relationships, managing accreditations and adviser issues.

The experience will stand Beams in good stead at Bluestone, a year after the non-bank lender's acquisition by private equity firm Cerberus. Bluestone is one of several non-banks to start-up or revisit New Zealand as the big four lenders tighten lending, forcing customers to look at alternatives.

Bluestone confirmed Beams' appointment today in a note to customers and advisers. The company said Beams has "worked with advisers for the best part of his 22 year banking career and has certainly made a name for himself in the industry". 

The lender said Beams's key skills are lending and relationship skills in business banking, branch & credit management. 

Beams also worked as a branch manager at ASB Bank, where he worked between 2005 and 2007, according to his LinkedIn page. 


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