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Catalyst bolsters bridging team with new industry hires 

Amy Loddington -
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13th November 2020
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Catalyst Property Finance announces new appointments for both its new business and credit/underwriting teams. 

The bridging lender welcomes Andy Keehner as a new Client Relationship Manager, Andy previously worked at Cynergy Bank, Oblix Capital and UTB.  

In the Credit Team, Corey Wong has been appointed as a Credit Analyst, Corey joins Catalyst with 5 years’ experience with Nationwide in Mortgage Underwriting. Fiona Collins, who previously worked in the lender’s New Business Team, moves into a full time Credit Analyst role.


Chris Fairfax, CEO at Catalyst Property Finance says:

“Over the last few months we have broken records in enquiries, applications and completions. To ensure we continue to deliver brilliant customer service, we needed to move quickly and hire talent that could hit the ground running.  Both Andy and Corey bring great skills and experience that will further bolster our teams. Fiona has worked with our New Business Team for over a year and we have been blown-away by her organisation skills; she will continue to support our intermediary contacts and their clients further along in their lending journey.  

“2020 certainly provided numerous challenges but also great opportunities for adaptive and disruptive lenders such as Catalyst. We have a number of exciting initiatives launching in 2021 and, for that, we need a strong team of great people.”  

Andy Keehner, Client Relationship Manager at Catalyst Property Finance says: “I joined Catalyst as I have worked with Chris before and I know he understands what brokers need from a lender; speaking to brokers it is clear Catalyst have already built a fantastic reputation. They are driven to build on this and grow, constantly adapting to changes in the market.  It is an exciting time to be joining them.” 

Corey Wong, credit analyst at Catalyst Property Finance says:

“It’s exciting to join Catalyst at a time of growth and be able to support Matt Gillon and the Credit Team. Although we are now working remotely for the lock-down, I feel very welcomed by everyone.” 

Fiona Collins, credit analyst at Catalyst Property Finance says: 

“Although I am sad to say goodbye to the New Business Team, I am ready for this next challenge. My role is to expedite the valuation and completions process, making sure our client’s cases are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible and being proactive chasing up all outstanding matters.” 

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