Swift expands head office

Swift, the specialist first and second charge lender is expanding its head office in Brentwood to meet the requirements of new customers and support a rapid increase in business volumes.

In October Swift announced that it had doubled its mortgage volumes from April to September compared to the same time last year, and now it is increasing its head office space to accommodate the new staff it has taken on to maintain its service standards.

Swift now employs 120 people compared to just 71 a year ago. It has increased staff by over 25% in the last six months alone and as business volumes continue to increase, the recruitment of new staff continues.

Swift has focused particularly on recruiting for its new business processing and sales teams in order to continue to cater for the demand shown by mortgage intermediaries for its range of specialist mortgages and secured loans.

John Webster, chief executive officer at Swift, says: The past year has been one of tremendous growth for Swift and were mindful that this is thanks to having a team that take a personal responsibility for service.

Our rapid expansion in the number of staff helps to ensure not only the continued growth of our company, but also the high service standards for which we are known throughout the mortgage industry.