Shawbrook launches specialist underwriting team

The different teams will focus on processing residential buy-to-let, commercial and semi-commercial investment, trading business and large loan applications, and short-term loans.

Each team will consist of a senior lending manager and a minimum of three lending managers.

Karen Bennett, sales and marketing director of commercial mortgages at Shawbrook Bank, said: “By creating teams which specialise in a particular area of commercial mortgages, we can ensure our brokers are serviced by those underwriters with the most expertise.

“Specialist knowledge helps to ensure applications progress smoothly and that possible problems are ironed out at the start.

“The teams’ dedication will help to streamline the application process, and ensure our broker offering continues to be of the highest quality.”

The residential investment team will be headed up by Daniel Standing with the support of Thomas O’Brien, Gene Clohessy, Kevin Green and Jude Miranda, all of whom have a history of residential transactions.

Commercial and semi-commercial investment applications will be handled by Emma Collyer, Daniel Hedges and Claire Wilson, while David Morris will provide interim leadership.

Senior lending manager Trevor Lane will lead the trading business and large loans applications team with the support of Dave Ellis, Gemma Smith and Shaun Bains.

The short-term loans team meanwhile will be headed by David Alexander with Donna House, with lending managers Andy Thurston, David Humphrey and Kynan Benjamin. Tina Barlett will act as a dedicated senior lending officer supported by Kim Wood and Tracey Powell.