Get to know the excellent team that we have here at The Lending Channel who is on hand to assist you with everything from short-term loans to complex mortgages. We're all here to help and use our wide range of experience for great results.
Having left school to join the then esteemed banking industry, in the early 80s, Alistair has now worked in financial services for more than 35 years. He co-founded his first broker business in 1997 and established The Lending Channel in 2010 with brother Murray Ewing and Chartered Accountant, Elaine Scott. In addition to his expertise in the specialist finance market, Alistair is also a qualified mortgage adviser.
Murray has been involved in the financial services sector since 1999. Starting as a loans underwriter, he progressed to case manager, then office manager before becoming co-founder and Operations Director of The Lending Channel, in 2010.
Prior to the finance world, Murray spent nine years with Royal Mail in their Glasgow sales centre.
Elaine qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and has spent many years working on all aspects of accounting and taxation for owner managed businesses. She brings with her the understanding of business needs and a valuable different angle to finance, which can be particularly beneficial for our commercial finance deals. In addition to her role as Finance Director in The Lending Channel, she continues to run her own Chartered Accountancy practice.
Sara joined us in 2012, fresh from a stint travelling in Cyprus, and is now a key member of our Secured Lending team. Sara had left school with the intention of taking up a place at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, but the lure of travelling kept this on hold for a while. When she's not enjoying her work, Sara enjoys her music within an orchestra, and can often be found in local open mic’s around Perth.
Having left school, Alison utilised her passion for horses and worked within the equestrian industry for six years. Alison spent the next four years at university and achieved her degree in Applied Bioscience and Zoology in 2013. Having left university, she started working within the finance industry and realised this was a career she wanted to pursue. Alison has now been with The Lending Channel since October 2017. Update CeRER (Certificate of regulated equity release) passed March 2020.
Lindsay previously worked with Bank of Scotland, for more than 30 years, before joining The Lending Channel in 2015. His main areas of expertise include commercial funding enquiries, bridging loans, limited company buy to lets and short-term development funding proposals.
Has spent 6 years working initially in personal banking, before moving on to an investment bank, then also worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Then I decided I wanted to move back into the world of finance with a desire to do mortgages. When not working I look after my daughter and used to dance until a recent injury - but looking to get back to that soon.
After graduating from university, I worked as a dental nurse for a year and a half before deciding I wanted to pursue a career in Financial Services. I am looking forward to studying for and gaining my CeMAP qualification.
I left university after studying interior design then moved into banking where I worked in the contact centre and branch. This where I gained an interest in mortgages and after 7 years decided to move to the Lending Channel where I am studying for my CeMAP. Update - CeMAP passed 28/11/2020, with distinctions!
I recently graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Sociology and Politics, with a particular interest in the changing landscape of Housing. I have previous experience in the Financial Services Industry and currently volunteer with the Citizens Advice Bureau where I offer advice on rights in relation to housing, immigration, employment, finances, and benefits. I enjoy an advice role, and I am looking forward taking on a new challenge and making a positive impact in the mortgage industry.
Sharon has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years. She previously worked for The Lending Channel, having recently returned after spending some time working in motor finance, refurbishing a couple of properties and taking time off to have her son. She now works part time and enjoys having the perfect work-life balance.