Challenger bank welcomes business lending specialist for Yorkshire and North East

07/09/2018 12:00:00
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A business lending specialist with more than 30 years’ experience, is looking forward to sharing his passion for customer service at Redwood Bank, which was launched in August last year.

Mark Dolphin has become the latest business development recruit to join the Bank. Having held numerous positions in real estate finance, High Street Banking and the Challenger Bank sector, Mark has been appointed as a new Business Development Manager. He will be focusing on helping small to medium sized businesses in Yorkshire and North East expand, diversify or strengthen as a result of new lending or refinance.

 Mark Dolphin, Redwood Bank's newest team member in the Yorkshire and North East region

He follows in the footsteps of five other new starters recently hired to strengthen the Lending and Credit teams within the Bank, which has experienced a large recruitment drive following a successful first year of trading, bringing the total number of its employees to 55.
Describing himself as a self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic banking professional, Mark said: “I am delighted to be part of Britain’s first 100 per cent born in the cloud business bank. I’m passionate about customer service and I am looking forward to establishing strong relationships with customers to ensure they have an enjoyable and reliable lending experience.”
Mark spent 19 years at Lloyds Bank and almost 12 years at Santander where he worked closely with SMEs in general and specialist roles.
He added: “For the last two and half years I have spent my time at Atom Bank, playing an integral role in developing brand awareness to SMEs and brokers, something I’m keen to bring with me to Redwood Bank.”
Gary Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Redwood Bank, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Mark to our team. His wealth of experience will be a valuable asset to us. As we continue to develop and grow, it’s key that we have the very best people on board who are committed to delivering a first-class service for all our business customers.

 “He is passionate about customer service, delivery and making a difference in helping SMEs, the lifeblood of the UK economy, achieve their goals and aspirations.”
Redwood Bank’s products include individually-assessed mortgages for business owners and professional landlords, as well as a range of Best Buy savings accounts offered to businesses, charities, clubs and associations.

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Redwood Bank was launched in August 2017, becoming Britain’s newest business bank for SMEs and completing its ‘mobilisation’ phase just over four months after securing its initial banking licence in April 2017. Redwood Bank offers secured SME mortgages for business owners, as well as for experienced commercial and residential property investors. It delivers fast and efficient mortgage decisions to help their business customers seize property opportunities and also offers competitive business savings accounts. Redwood Bank was founded by Gary Wilkinson and Jonathan Rowland. It has a unique private-public ownership structure in which Warrington Borough Council has a one-third stake.