Shawbrook is a new savings and lending bank. Who specialise in the savings and lending markets where they have strong experience and knowledge. Shawbrook combine traditional banking values with a modern approach.
We speak to Paula Purdy, Head of Sales, North, Shawbrook Bank:
What is the best thing about being in the secured loan business?
The opportunity to work for Maeve Ward & Philip George & to add another aspect of lending to my skill set.
What keeps you focussed?
My brokers! Being able to support the broker market & assist them with being successful is important to me.
What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?
Honesty, integrity & the ability to have fun, even under pressure.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
An optimist without a doubt, though I do think it’s important to be a realist too!
What did you want to be as a child?
A fashion/interior designer.
What will be the greatest challenge facing the secured loan industry in the coming months?
Regulation & the impact of MMR.
Who or what makes you laugh?
My daughter Hannah. She is 20 with the most fantastic outlook on life with a very dry sense of humour.
Do you dread Monday mornings?
Thankfully not. It’s just another day & a chance to do something good!
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My obsession with shopping. I do love shoes and handbags.
With whom would you most like to have dinner?
Prince (and I don’t mean a member of the royal family)