Skipton International has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Philip Winfindale as Director of Credit. Mr Winfindale was formerly with the Co-operative Bank in Guernsey where he worked for 32 years, both in the UK and in the Island.
Mr Winfindale will be responsible for the underwriting functions at Skipton International, supervising the mortgage approvals team as well as helping to develop new products and maintain a flexible and up-to-date mortgage credit policy.
Jim Coupe, Managing Director of Skipton International said Mr Winfindale’s appointment comes at a busy time for the bank, ‘We have been growing our business in Jersey which has now overtaken our more established business in Guernsey where we have been the leading lender for the past four years. We have also recently launched an expat mortgage range and so for us to secure a Director of Credit with Phil’s experience couldn’t come at a better time. Phil is well known in Guernsey and importantly fully understands the local market in the Channel Islands whilst also having UK experience.’
Mr Winfindale has been in Guernsey for the past 17 years, his role is a new post for Skipton International, ‘Throughout my career I have majored on the lending side of the business, but at the Co-op Bank I was responsible for all areas of the operation, so I am looking forward to being able to focus on the area I enjoy most. Skipton International is at an exciting stage of its development, it has gained an excellent reputation in the Channel Islands and with the new expat range it is expanding further afield. I’m looking forward to working with the team to play my part in taking these propositions forward.’
Mr Winfindale has a wife and two daughters. He lectures part time at Guernsey Business School teaching the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators certificate. In his spare time he enjoys exploring the local coastline in his boat.