Privately-owned principal lender Signature Private Finance has appointed Trevor Melly to the role of lending manager.
He brings a wealth of banking and property finance experience to the role, having previously been a mortgage underwriter with Bank of Ireland and an Account Relationship Manager in the Corporate Real Estate Team at Mizrahi Tefahot Bank.
Responsible for assessing and approving property finance applications, Melly believes the role demonstrates the growing ambition of Signature: “It’s a good time to join Signature. It’s a business finance for both new investors and seasoned property professionals.
“I was attracted not only by their determination to grow the business, but the obvious potential within their clearly defined market, working with property investors and finance brokers at time when access to traditional funding sources remains difficult.
“The success of Signature to this point has been built on low rates, high LTVs and a fast personal service. I’m confident my drive and experience will help Signature complete more loans, more quickly with an even more efficient, yet flexible service.
“We are shaping our service to meet our predicted future growth, not just the current demands. I’m clearly joining a firm with ambition to become a major player in the property finance sector and I see good times ahead.”
Signature interim CEO Tony Gilbertson, added: “This is another great appointment for us, which strengthens our team considerably. Trevor combines strong analytical skills with sound judgement and a pragmatic approach to underwriting mortgage applications, within our approved lending mandate.
“Trevor has great experience of the property finance sector and will help us analyse loan applications, so we can make informed lending decisions – we always look for ways to lend, not reasons to turn deals away.
“Despite our unique offering and market-leading bridging rates, a business like Signature relies on exceptional service to stand out from the crowd. And that service is built on the skills and understanding of people like Trevor, who I’m pleased to say reflects the quality of individual Signature is able to attract.”