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.

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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