Five new appointments for Skipton International

Five new appointments for Skipton International

9th August 2018

Skipton International, has recently welcomed five new members of staff to its expanding team. Appointments have been made to strengthen its mortgage and banking teams following increased demand for its services from Channel Islanders and British expatriates. These appointments 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. Mr Machan 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.” 

All three described the best thing about their role at Skipton as being the variety in their daily work and the interaction they get with customers as they help them secure their dream home. Maintaining high levels of customer service has always been a priority to Skipton, who were recognised for their excellent service with a Feefo Gold Trusted Services Award in 2017 and 2018.

The appointment of two new banking Customer Advisors in Natalie Cutts-Watson and Shirley Gardner further evidences Skipton’s commitment to offering customers a personal and superior offshore savings 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 and to earn a reputation as someone helpful and eager to deal with any queries that pass her way.

Jim Coupe, Managing Director, 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.”