Diane Dickenson has rejoined the second charge team at Promise Specialist Lending 16 years after the Promise team split from Purpleloans as part of a restructure in 2003.
She will be a second charge adviser, responsible for dealing with brokers from initial call to completion, doing the advice, underwriting and packaging. As well as Purpleloans she has experience working at igroup and Crystal Mortgages, now Crystal Specialist Finance.
Steve Walker, managing director at Promise, said: “Diane worked with me back in the late 90s and early 2000s at Purpleloans 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.”
Dickenson 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.”