On Wednesday 26th October, our Credit Director Chris Heeley and Support Team Manager, Tristam Welburn, attended Metro Bank’s inaugural Annual Broker Summit at their UK headquarters in London.
Designed to inform key partners of the next 12-month’s objectives, including new products due for release, the attendees had the opportunity to hear from a number of key informants from Metro. Managing director, Ian Walters, gave his views on the ‘Finance Revolution’, whilst Sales Director, Yvonne Wiseman explained how Metro Bank focus on providing a quality customer service experience dissimilar to your typical high street bank.
During the event Metro highlighted us as one of their largest introducers of business, as well as the largest volume broker they have dealt with. In recognition of this we were presented with the ‘SME Champion of the Year 2016’ award – an unexpected, but welcome surprise to all that attended!
L-R: Nathan Mollett: Head of Asset Finance, Metro Bank, Chris Heeley: Credit Director, LDF, Natasha Davison, Business Development Manager, Metro Bank, Tristam Welburn, Support Team Manager, LDF.
On winning the award, Credit Director, Chris Heeley had this to say: “Being presented with this award off the back of a newly formed relationship with Metro means a lot to us. The partnership further strengthens our ability to provide SME’s with the funding they need, and we are excited at the prospect of developing this offering to the market with Metro in the future.”
Matthew McDermott, Credit Partner, Asset Finance, comments: "We've been immensely impressed by the quality of deals sent to us by LDF and their quick grasp of our credit appetite. By number of transactions, LDF are our largest introducer even though the relationship is still relatively new."
Earlier this year we announced our partnership with Metro Bank to provide a £30 million lending solution for professional firms. This exclusive relationship is the perfect opportunity to further strengthen our already strong presence within the legal and accounting sector.