"I know she will soon build up loyal support from a group of brokers who appreciate her combination of knowledge, experience, tenacity and plain talking."
Diane Dickenson has rejoined Promise Specialist Lending, 15 years after the team split from Purple Loans as part of a restructure.
The Promise team previously led Purple Loans - a subsidiary of GE Money - under Steve Walker, until he left to set up Promise Solutions in 2003.
Diane previously worked at Purple Loans and will now rejoin the second charge team at Promise as an adviser and underwriter.
Steve Walker, managing director at Promise, commented: “Diane worked with me back in the late 90s and early 2000s at Purple Loans and was a stand out member of the team. She is exceedingly capable, very experienced and an excellent problem solver who is straight talking and committed to delivering exceptional service. Since then Diane has worked for both lenders and packagers and will bring considerable experience to our second charge underwriting and adviser team and a no nonsense old school approach I think brokers will really appreciate.
"Each broker can choose their underwriter at Promise based on experience, ability, trust and simply gelling. A number have already selected Diane based on her CV and whilst she will be starting pretty much from scratch I know she will soon build up loyal support from a group of brokers who appreciate her combination of knowledge, experience, tenacity and plain talking.”
Diane added: “I am really pleased to get back in to second charges and a role which encompasses my underwriting experience, dealing with brokers and working with lenders I have known personally for many years."