Nicola Ferguson has been promoted from the position of Case Manager to become a Commercial and Bridge Specialist.
Nicola joined Clever Lending as Case Manager three years ago and her promotion is in recognition of her industry knowledge and success in passing her CeMAP exams. Her previous roles in financial services include that of Case Officer and Technical Support Offer in the IVA sector and Pensions Administrator for an independent pension company.
In her new role, Nicola will be responsible for placing commercial and bridging enquiries, including regulated business. She will work with Clever Lending’s introducing brokers to find a successful solution for their customers and is fully supported by the firm’s existing commercial and bridging specialists, Steve Sanderson and Matthew Dilks.
Meanwhile, Chloe Ison has joined Clever Lending as Case Manager.
Chloe joins the business from an insurance company where she worked for 13 years. She began as an office junior and worked her way through Claims Manager and Assistant Underwriter roles to finally become Office Manager.
At Clever Lending, Chloe is tasked with the day-to-day management of moving cases from DIP to completion, supporting Matthew Dilks. Chloe will obtain all the relevant documentation from customer or introducer and then fully package the case to the lender, including arranging a property valuation if needed. Thereafter Chloe will liaise with all parties to obtain an offer and then work with the solicitor until successful completion.
Kevin Blount, Director of Technical Operations at Clever Lending, commented:
“Customer service is paramount at Clever Lending and brokers who use us testify about our high quality personal service, advice and case management. 2023 has been a very busy year so far for Clever Lending and these appointments will further bolster our service function as we continue to deal with more and more cases.
“Nicola and Chloe have already hit the ground running in their new roles and will ensure that applications are successful, cases are managed efficiently and funds are released within the required timescales.”