Cecilia Mourain has joined digital wealth manager Moneybox as managing director of Moneybox Mortgages.
Moneybox Mortgages is a free service helping first-time buyers through the arduous process, from helping them save for a mortgage deposit to finding and securing the right mortgage for their needs then completing on their property.
It has a team of experienced mortgage brokers and case managers on hand to support this.
The app-based service is also available for free to ‘next-time buyers’ and those looking to remortgage.
Mourain most recently served as VP revenue strategy & operations at WorldRemit, the cross-border payments FinTech also headquartered in London. She began her career as a strategy consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners, where she specialised in revenue growth for digital businesses, before holding leadership roles with Paddy Power Betfair across strategy, product, and commercial.
“Moneybox has emerged as the biggest provider of Lifetime ISAs in the UK, accounting for more than 50% of new LISAs opened last year,” said co-founder Charlie Mortimer.
“In this time, we have also supported thousands of mortgage-specific queries from our customers, illustrating the need for expert advice and support to be made available to people at every stage of their home-buying journey.
“Cecilia brings a breadth of senior management experience to the business and is truly passionate about making homeownership more accessible and less stressful for all.
“Her commitment to delivering outstanding customer service made her the ideal candidate to lead Moneybox Mortgages.”
Mourain said: “I am thrilled to take the reins of the Moneybox homebuying proposition to work alongside a very talented and motivated team who genuinely care about their customers and supporting them to achieve their goals.
“Moneybox exists to help people build wealth with confidence and for many people buying a home is a significant part of that journey. While mortgage brokers have long existed to help people find the best terms for their loans, that is no longer enough.
“A large proportion of adults in the UK still see buying a house as one of the more stressful experiences of modern life. Moneybox Mortgages will help take the stress out of homebuying for free, by coordinating all the administrative tasks between the solicitors, lenders, and estate agents and keeping the customers updated every step of the way.”