Skipton International has recently welcomed five new members of staff to its expanding team in Guernsey.
Appointments have been made to strengthen its mortgage and banking teams following increased demand for its services from Channel Islanders and British expatriates. They follow Skipton’s expansion at Tudor House, which has seen it take on another floor of the building to accommodate the future growth of the business.
Nathan Machan, Linda Johansen and Claudia D’Arcy have all joined the bank as Mortgage Administrators and will be assisting with customers’ mortgage enquiries and working alongside the underwriting team to process mortgage applications.
With over ten years’ experience in banking and pensions, Mr Machan is looking for a long-term career with Skipton, as he starts studying towards his CeMAP qualification. He said: “I have always wanted to work in mortgages and believe that Skipton is the right company to make that dream a reality. The staff here are so welcoming and it is like being part of a close-knit family.”
Natalie Cutts-Watson and Shirley Gardner have been appointed as banking Customer Advisers as part of Skipton’s commitment to offering customers a personal and superior banking service. This is Mrs Cutts-Watson’s first role in the finance sector, having previously worked in London and Malta in roles with an emphasis on dealing with the public. She said: “I’m looking forward to a new challenge and learning as much as I can about Guernsey’s place in the finance industry.” Miss Gardner hopes to gain her Certified Bankers Certificate during her first year with the bank.
Jim Coupe, Managing Director, Skipton International said: “These are exciting times to be working for Skipton as we welcome these new joiners into our fold. There is a lot of change happening, as we continue the long-term expansion of our business and implement an online infrastructure that will better support our customers and their banking needs. Expanding our team demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the island and to becoming the bank of choice for both financing needs and offshore savings.”