"The North West in particular is one region we know we could do more business"
Signature Property Finance has appointed Paul Ratcliffe as a relationship manager for the North and North West of England.
He brings more than 30 years of banking experience to the role, having previously held similar positions with Yorkshire Bank and Santander.
Thomas Howells, chief operating officer at Signature, said: “It is gratifying that the continued growth and success of Signature allows us to attract individuals of Paul’s calibre and following in the region.
“The North West in particular is one region we know we could do more business, as brokers come to understand the way we work and our commitment to providing the certainty of funding their property developer clients are seeking.
“Paul has a great reputation for his approachable, engaging attitude and he’s ready to work with developers to get deals done, on the terms agreed at the outset. He knows how we work and why we are delivering record lending year on year, recognising the opportunity our reputation affords him to hit his targets.
“Now is the right time for Signature to recruit talented relationship managers like Paul, who will help us meet growing demand across the North. We know property investors and developers can benefit from our brand of short-term property finance, delivered by people who understand local markets.”
Paul Ratcliffe commented: “There has been a lot of coverage of the success Signature Property Finance has enjoyed in recent years and when the opportunity presented itself, I knew this role was too good to turn down.
“It is clearly a well-managed business with a defined strategic growth plan, driven by an experienced senior team. I have good connections across the North and North West, particularly in Manchester, Bradford and Sheffield, where I intend to put Signature on the property finance map.
“I’m confident I will make the most of this opportunity and help Signature become the lender of choice for property investors and developers across the region, who understand that certainty of funding is more important than a tempting, often too good to be true low rate.”