Two asset finance experts with over a decade of combined industry experience have joined Wesleyan Bank’s broker team, the company said in a statement. 

Sue Dixon (pictured below) has been appointed as broker support manager. Dixon has gained seven years’ experience in sales support in previous roles at Metro Bank Asset Finance and Capex Finance (part of Maxia Group).

In addition, Henry Crame (pictured below) has moved across from Wesleyan Bank’s credit function as part of the expansion of its broker account management team. Crame has five years’ experience as a commercial credit underwriter.

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.”

Over the last 12 months, Wesleyan Bank has invested significantly to enhance its value proposition by working in partnership with brokers to provide dedicated support. This has included maintaining competitive pricing, speeding-up turnaround times and offering greater flexibility. 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.

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.

“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.”

Wesleyan Bank is also looking to recruit two additional new hires for its internal broker support team. They will report 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.

Nurturing the NextGen of asset finance brokers

Wesleyan Bank was established in 1993 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wesleyan Assurance Society. Wesleyan Bank is a specialist commercial lender supporting UK professions and SMEs. 

Wesleyan Assurance Society is a UK financial mutual society with over £8bn of assets under management as of 31 December 2019.