Catalyst Property Finance makes three hires to head office team

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Principal lender Catalyst Property Finance has made three appointments within its head office team, hiring James Farge as client relationship manager, Martyn Balsom as credit analyst and Amy Rickman as credit analyst and servicing manager.

Farge joins from Edward Estates where he was property sales manager, Balsom from Teacher’s Building Society where she was senior mortgage underwriter and Rickman was previously credit risk analyst at Magellan Homeloans.

Chris Fairfax, chief executive at Catalyst Property Finance, said: “Since our launch in early 2018, our bridging business has grown at an incredible pace.

“My team and I have been scouring the south coast to find the just right people, Catalyst people, who are both experienced and passionate about property finance.

“James’ role is to work closely with our brokers and customers, to originate new lending opportunities.

“Martyn and Amy both join us with strong experience in underwriting specialist loans. All three have hit the ground running and will help us ensure the very best bridging loan service as we continue to grow our business.”

Farge added: “Ever since my first meeting with Chris it has been evident that this is a business which has huge potential with the backing of an experienced and growing team.

“I am excited to see where we can take the organisation over the coming years. With our competitive products and customer centered approach I have no doubt we will see the meteoric growth plans we have set.”

Balsom said: “This is an exciting time to join the Catalyst team. It was a very hard decision for me to leave Teacher’s however after meeting with Chris I felt the opportunity to join Catalyst was one I couldn’t turn down.”

Rickman added: “Having worked in the finance industry for over seven years, I was ready for a new challenge to develop my career further.

“I was introduced to Catalyst and excited by the opportunity they presented. It is my hope to play an integral role as the lender grows its short-term lending business.”

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