Aspen Bridging recruits three graduate underwriters


Aspen bridging graduates

Aspen Bridging’s graduate recruitment scheme continues to excel with the lender appointing three new ragduate underwriters and promoting a further three staff who joined through the market-leading programme.

Wasif Saddiq has just completed a masters in Investment Analysis at Aston University having previously receiving a degree in Economics and Politics.

Da comes directly from her previous job at West Midlands Police where she gained a Masters in Financial Investigation in 2022 and has already completed her first deal.

Richard Coombs joins the firm with a degree in Economics & Politics having also worked as a financial analyst in property development.

The appointments bring the number of staff recruited through the graduate scheme to 13, with all three currently completing Aspen’s internal training programmes whilst managing their own caseloads under supervision.

In addition to the new team members, Aspen has also promoted Saif Khalique, Aqib Iqbal and Laura Randall as the company recognises employee excellence and prepares to step up its lending over this financial year and beyond.

Saif Khalique is now Aspen’s Underwriting Manager having held the title of Senior Underwriter since March 2021.

He was previously Underwriter from May 2020 having joined the lender in December 2019 as Graduate Underwriter.

Aqib Iqbal has been promoted to Senior Credit Analyst. He joined Aspen in 2021 as a Graduate Underwriter before progressing to an Underwriter and Credit Analyst.

Laura Randall is now a Senior Underwriter having joined the business as an Underwriter in January 2021.

Jack Coombs, Director at Aspen Bridging, said:

“Saif, Aqib and Laura are dedicated employees who have helped the business grow.

These promotions recognise their excellent contributions and gives them more responsibility to shape the company going forwards.

Wasif, Richard & Da arrive at a very exciting time as we look to ramp up our lending over the rest of the year and beyond, our hiring efforts continue and we are excited about what the future will bring.”