Skipton International hires director of credit

Skipton International has hired Simon White as director of credit, as it looks to expand its UK buy-to-let mortgage lending and increase offshore savings deposits.

White has joined after working in retail banking for over 40 years for companies including Lloyds TSB Offshore, Royal Bank of Scotland International and NatWest International.

White said: “Skipton are the experts at putting a very simple business model into practice effectively, but my hope is that we can now do more and do it better than ever before.

“We are always looking at ways in which we can make it easier for people to own UK investment property and to hold all their offshore sterling savings in one central place.

“For me it’s an exciting time to be part of a winning formula of good products, plans and people.”

Skipton offer UK buy-to-let mortgages to UK expatriates and non-UK nationals who have a UK bank account to collect rents.

It lends in England, Wales and Scotland.

Jim Coupe, managing director of Skipton International, said: “Simon’s role is an integral one to the success and growth of our business and I have no doubt that his experience will make him an asset to our team.”