In 1985 Jerry joined the finance industry as an independent credit and mortgage broker. To this day he has never left the sector, so has gained considerable experience arranging a wide range of finance facilities from secured loans to commercial mortgages for his clients.
He arranged his first bridging loan approximately 20 years ago, so has seen a lot of changes in this sector. This has been increasingly apparent over the past ten years, since the high street banks stopped providing bridging finance.
Jerry specialises in arranging bridging loans and development finance.
Holly started her career in the world of finance in 2007 as a secured loans underwriter and packager for a busy loan brokerage.
Following the credit crunch she moved to a large insurance company working in their complaints and compliance department. This led to her taking a job with Barclays as a compliance officer and later with Lloyds Banking Group as a mortgage advisor.
In 2014 Holly started working at KIS and in September 2015 she took over as Managing Director from her Father Neil.
James commenced his career in finance in 2012 with Next Step Money and quickly progressed his career in the short-term loans market. In 2016 he joined the Personal Finance Centre, where he again focused on secured loans and finding the best product to meet customer needs.
James joined KIS Finance in 2022 and brings over 10 years’ experience to the team, specialising in secured second charge loans and short term finance.
Neil has been directly involved in the finance industry since the mid 1990s, initially as a commercial mortgage and secured loan broker, later expanding into bridging loans and development finance.
Conscious that many people find arranging finance complicated and time consuming, in 2008 Neil set up Keeping It Simple Finance to provide a service dedicated to keeping finance as simple as possible.
In September 2015 Neil made the decision to semi-retire, although still working part time so that he can continue to look after some of his long-term clients.
Sue commenced her career in the finance sector in 1991, working for General Accident as a Mortgage Administrator. After a short time with London and Manchester as a Pensions Administrator, Sue joined a large regional care organisation where she developed her career as a senior HR professional, ultimately taking on the role of Director of HR & Organisational Development with responsibility for overseeing a workforce of over 3,500.
After 30 years working at board level in the care sector, Sue returned to the finance industry, where she now supports the team at KIS, providing advice and guidance in her areas of expertise.
Sue is a Fellow of the Charter Institute of Personnel and Development.
Following a short career in aviation, and the leisure industry, in 1996 Alan started work in the finance industry as a credit broker.
Over the past 14 years he has specialised in arranging large, and often complex, bridging loans for businesses in needs of urgent finance, and development finance for property developers.
During his career as a broker, it soon became evident that Alan had a talent for marketing, generating large numbers of finance applications with just a small marketing budget.
Marketing is often the largest cost for finance companies, meaning the considerable savings that Alan makes for the company, are ultimately passed on to our customers.
Alan likes to keep up with new technology and developments, these days specialising in online marketing.
After being employed as a web designer for a media company, Tan started work in the finance industry as a web developer in 2001.
He then set up the web presence for KIS Finance in 2008. Visually creative and technically minded, Tan has a talent for web development and marketing strategies within the finance industry.
Phoebe has been part of the team for the past six year. Originally employed as a member of our marketing team, Phoebe subsequently gained her professional financial qualifications (CeMAP & CeRER).
Today she is one of our loan advisors – specialising in bridging finance and secured loans.
Emma commenced her career in the banking sector, working for HSBC for 13 years. Having qualified as a mortgage advisor, she moved over to commercial banking in 2015, with responsibility for business in London and the South East operating with a turnover of up to £40million.
Having built up her expertise in the commercial lending sector, Emma was appointed to oversee lending in Scotland for a commercial finance brokerage.
Specialising in property finance and business growth, Emma has a wealth of experience in investment, bridging and development finance, with a focus on helping clients to find the best ways to raise funds to support their business growth.
With over 30 years in the finance sector, Andre brings a wealth of experience to the team.
Having started his career in banking, he went on to set up and lead a highly successful team providing bridging loans, as a Director at Savills Private Finance (SPF) Private Clients.
With numerous industry awards to his name, Andre’s expertise in the high end of bridging finance makes him a valuable asset to the KIS Finance team.
Chris has spent the last 20 years growing his skills and experience in the field of bridging loans, development finance and commercial mortgages.
Having co-founded the specialist finance team at SPF with Andre, he has considerable experience in the sector and has won a variety of industry awards in recognition of his expertise.
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