Wesleyan Bank expands broker team with two key hires
Two asset finance experts with over a decade of combined industry experience have joined Wesleyan Bank’s broker team.
Sue Dixon has been appointed as broker support manager; she has seven years’ experience in sales support in previous roles at Metro Bank Asset Finance and Capex Finance.
Henry Crame has moved across from Wesleyan Bank’s credit function as part of the expansion of its broker account management team. He previously spent five years as a commercial credit underwriter.
Over the last 12 months, Wesleyan Bank has invested in enhancing its value proposition by working in partnership with brokers.
As a result, the specialist commercial lender surpassed its growth aspirations, more than trebling the volume written upon launch during 2020, in the company’s first full year of trading in the broker market.
Wesleyan Bank is also looking to recruit two additional new hires for its internal broker support team, reporting to team leader Emma Gould, who has recently been accepted onto The Finance Broker Academy, a new training and mentoring scheme launched by AFS to provide a pathway for professionals to progress in the industry.
Crame said: “This is an exciting opportunity for me to develop my career at Wesleyan Bank within a culture that really cares about the result and delivering excellent customer outcomes.
“My technical expertise and market knowledge should enable me to add real value to our broker relationships and assist their customers to grow.”
Yvonne Wiseman, head of indirect sales at Wesleyan Bank, said: “As we continue our strong growth, we are committed to attracting the best people in the finance industry.
“Sue and Henry’s appointments allow us to focus on being brilliant to do business with by ensuring all our broker partners receive outstanding service, support and specialist knowledge.”
Wiseman added: “Sue brings with her a wealth of experience and will strengthen our internal support function by helping brokers to secure more deals.
“We are also pleased to give opportunities to nurture our existing talent. Henry is a fantastic fit for our Account Management team coming from a credit background where he has gained considerable knowledge of asset finance.”