Privately-owned principal lender, Signature Private Finance, has added experience to its team of Relationship Managers, following the appointment of Michelle Walsh, pictured.
Signature continues to pursue an approach based on personal service with team members encouraged to own deals from enquiry to exit. Walsh will be bringing the firm’s unique service to Wales, the South West and the M4 corridor, an important growth area for the business.
In her previous role as a Business Development Manager with Octopus Property, Walsh demonstrated a proven ability to identify the most effective and innovative solutions to produce sustainable customer centric results that increased business revenue, while mitigating risk.
Signature CEO, Tony Gilbertson commented on the latest appointment:
“It’s important for Signature to maintain the momentum built over the last 12 months, which has seen us hit our £100M lending target ahead of schedule.
“This latest appointment is very gratifying and confirms Signature not only has the right products and services to attract business from commercial finance brokers, but a growth strategy that now attracts highly talented and experienced individuals of the Michelle’s calibre.
“I’m confident she will help us continue to implement our client-centric approach to the lending process, based far more on building strong face-to-face relationships with brokers than computer-based decisions on the short-term property finance their clients need.
“To reach the £250M target we have set for ourselves, we know we will have to work hard to further enhance our lending team with experienced individuals who possess the skills we need and share our ambition for the business.”
Signature Private Finance makes all lending decisions in-house on an extensive range of flexible finance products including residential & commercial bridging, light & heavy refurbishment, revolving trading facility and auction finance.
Walsh said of her appointment:
“I was impressed by the strategy Signature is pursuing and the ambition to hit a £250M lending target over the next few years. The approach here is different and puts clients at the heart of the decisions made, which reflects my personal ethos.
“Wales and the South West is important to the continued success of Signature and I’m confident I will identify and develop lending opportunities with intermediaries across the region, helping raise brand and product awareness, whilst growing existing relationships to deliver repeat business.”
This is just the latest in a number of appointments and promotions made by the Signature management team as they transform the business into the alternative lender of choice for property professionals across the country.