24th March 2023: Air, the platform for later life lending professionals, is delighted to announce that it has restructured its senior team to better support the growing later life lending market.
Paul Glynn has stepped into the CEO role where he will provide high level strategic insight and leveraging the resources and intellectual property of the wider Group’s offering to support Air.
Air will support both Air Club and strategic partners with a variety of technology, transaction, training and business capabilities to help enhance their equity release and later life lending propositions.
Ben Halhead (Head of Technology) will work to further advance Air’s focus on the technology capabilities needed to drive the development of the later life lending market for advisers and partners.
Mike Taylor (newly appointed Managing Director of Air Club) will be responsible for the running of Air Club as he delivers benefits to members on a day-to-day basis. He will be supported by Jon Tweed (Director of Sales) while Stuart Wilson (founder of Air) will continue to provide strategic input as Chair of Air Club.
This restructure will mean that whether an Air member needs general support, or strategic partners need more bespoke collaboration, the team will have the resources to provide what they need. The overall aim of Air is to grow the later life lending market, encouraging more firms and partners into the sector whilst delivering better customer outcomes.
Paul Glynn, CEO of Air, said:
“Air is a unique proposition in this market and supports thousands of advisers across the UK with access to market leading rates, accredited training and insights into how they can build their businesses – even in the challenging market conditions that we are facing.
“As someone who has worked in financial services for many years, I look forward to working with Mike, Jon, Ben and our strategic partners as we leverage the resources of the Group to improve the support, tools and features we can offer the market”
Stuart Wilson, Chairman of Air Club, said:
“Having launched Air and helped it grow successfully over a number of years, these appointments are the next step forward in its evolution. With a strong team led by Paul and Mike determined to support our members and partners, as well as my work on horizon scanning, we are ideally positioned to help the market prosper – even in the current environment.
“Air is committed to supporting advisers of all sizes across the market and helping them to build the best businesses they can and today’s move is a step forward in achieving this.”
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With over 10,000 members, Air is the leading, later life lending platform. Enabled by technology, knowledge and people, Air offers advisers and lenders, best-in-class digital sourcing tools, personal performance development services, incentives and rewards programs, designed to help advisers and business grow within the later life lending sector.
Air comprises of:
- Air Club (the industry’s largest adviser-centre membership scheme)
- Air Sourcing (the leading later life sourcing tool),
- Air Academy (innovative CPD training provider),
- Air Marketing (helping advisers grow and promote their business)
- Air Ambassadors (connecting later life professionals)