Gatehouse Bank Expands Direct Finance Team

Gatehouse Bank Expands Direct Finance Team
Robert Siddall

Gatehouse Bank has appointed Robert Siddall to the role of Direct Adviser.

Reporting to Gemma Donnelly, Head of Direct Finance, Robert will be responsible for providing advice to clients looking to finance properties in England and Wales. He will be the main point of contact for customers from initial discussions and providing a decision in principle, through to completion.

Robert brings more than 18 years of financial services experience to his new role, having previously held positions at NM Money, Policy Expert and LifeSearch working in insurance, protection and as an independent mortgage broker.

Responsible for ensuring a smooth process for customers looking for home finance, Robert will be based in the bank’s customer service office in Milton Keynes.

The appointment follows increased demand for Gatehouse Bank’s products and services. The Bank has continued to expand its range, launching a Commercial Property Finance proposition in November 2018 and entering the homebuyer market in December 2018 with the launch of its first Home Purchase Plan product, a Shariah-compliant alternative to a conventional mortgage.

Commenting on his new role, Robert Siddall, Direct Adviser, said:

“I am excited to join Gatehouse Bank and look forward to working with new customers throughout the whole process of their application, from understanding their financial needs, the initial decision in principle through to completion on home finance and advise where needed.

“I feel that I have joined Gatehouse Bank at an exciting time, with the Bank’s recent product enhancements helping UK Residents, UK Expats and International Residents.”

Gemma Donnelly, Head of Direct Finance, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Robert to Gatehouse Bank. He has lots of experience in the financial services industry and will play an incredibly supportive role, establishing the client’s situation in order to make a recommendation about the most suitable home finance product, term, and payment method to suit their needs, priorities and circumstances.”