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Kin is a welcome addition to the Conister team and with his vast experience within the financial sector he will be instrumental in facilitating the strategic projects planned for 2021 and beyond.
Our Chief Operating Officer Haseeb Qureshi welcomes Kin to the team and believes in fostering a productive environment where people can contribute, innovate and excel.
Conister Bank’s Sales Manager, Andrew Moody, is responsible for looking after our customers in the South of the island.
Andrew is well known in the South as this is where he grew up and still lives. He continues to be involved in southern clubs such as football and golf.
Andrew has been with Conister for nearly two years, his professional and personable attitude along with his strong knowledge of the industry, is why he is highly respected by his co-workers and customers.
Andrew does not want to be confined to the office based in Douglas and loves to get out into the community and meet people. Every Thursday Andrew travels to the south to meet customers old and new and is a familiar face in Coffee Craft.
If you would like to discuss your lending options without the hassle of having to travel to Douglas, get in touch.
Andrew is more than happy to chat to personal and business customers who may be looking for finance options ranging from new vehicles, home improvements, have cash flow requirements or have any other lending needs.
Meet Emily Rigg who is an ambitious member of our Risk and Compliance team and is thriving at Conister Bank.
Emily has recently been promoted to Risk Advisor. Find out more about how Emily has worked hard to achieve multiple Compliance and Risk qualifications.
As from Monday 1st February when normality returns to the island as the ‘Circuit Breaker’ lockdown ends, Conister Bank will return to our normal opening hours. The office is open Monday to Thursday 9am – 5.30pm and Friday 9am – 5pm.
Throughout the islands second lockdown Conister Bank continued to operate within the normal parameters, providing the customers and businesses with financial support. With the option of Apply Online and our Approved Partner finance portals, it really was business as usual throughout this period.
We are pleased to be back in the office with no social distancing, no enforced mask wearing and a healthy team.
Douglas Grant chats to 3FM about how Conister Bank is supporting the community through the pandemic.
"It took one phone call to a senior member of my team and a decision was made instantly to put aside £10m to support local businesses who would be affected by the pandemic"
Meet Jenni Smart who is a valuable member of our team.
Jenni has recently been promoted to IOM Operations Team Leader. Find out more about what Jenni's role involves, her journey to this new role, and why she has worked for Conister for 12 years!
Douglas Grant, Managing Director, chats to Paul Moulton from IOM TV about how Conister Bank has navigated its way through lockdown, how well the staff has adjusted, the resilience of the Isle of Man community, and reiterates that Conister Bank is here to help.
• 2020 lending totals £36.7m, surpassing 2019 by 16%
• Conister Bank has allocated £10 million to provide financial assistance to local businesses affected by COVID-19.
Douglas Grant, Managing Director of Conister Bank, commented: ‘We listen to our customers and constantly find solutions that work for them. This year we have enhanced our online lending ability; entered new markets; deepened our Approved Partner relationships and supported the local SME market when it mattered most. In addition to supporting the government’s COVID-19 business loan schemes, we took action ourselves and set aside £10 million to help limit the damage the pandemic was having on our community. We are proud to be the Island’s only independent bank, and for us, it was an easy decision to make.”
Conister Bank, the island’s local bank, continues to support Manx residents by setting aside £10m to provide crucial funding allowing businesses to survive and continue to trade despite the adverse effects of COVID-19.
As the island embraces its second lockdown, creating a further wave of uncertainty, Conister Bank continues as a participating lender for both of the Government-backed schemes, Isle of Man Disruption Loan Guarantee Agreement (DLGA) and the Coronavirus Business Working Capital Loan Agreement (WCLA).
• 2020 lending totals £131 million, surpassing 2019 by 7%
• Conister has also received an additional allocation of £5 million from the British Business Bank to focus on resilient businesses seeking funding
• Conister has lent £9 million through the British Business Bank’s BBLS
Conister Finance & Leasing Limited (“Conister”), part of Manx Financial Group PLC (AIM:MFX), today announces that it achieved record lending levels in 2020, by advancing deals totalling £131 million, representing a 7% increase on the total amount lent throughout 2019 (£122 million), by providing critical funding to small and medium sized enterprises (“SME”) as they navigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.