Gatehouse Bank has announced the appointment of Karen Faulkner to the key role of Head of Home Finance Operations. Reporting to Tim Blease, COO at Gatehouse Bank, Karen is based in the Bank’s Milton Keynes office and via her teams of case managers and underwriters is responsible for the customer application journey, through to the release of funds.

Prior to joining Gatehouse Faulkner worked at Mortgage Brain, as a Lender Development Manager, where she was responsible for developing and managing relationships between the mortgage software solutions provider and 25 mortgage lenders. Karen brings over 35 years’ of financial service experience to her new role having worked with a number of leading brands including Connells and Skipton Group.

Commenting on Karen’s appointment, Tim Blease, Chief Operating Officer at Gatehouse Bank, said “I’m delighted that Karen has chosen to join Gatehouse Bank. She joins the Bank at an exciting time, as we continue to expand and develop our existing product range. Gatehouse aims to bring much needed competition to the banking sector and Karen’s wealth of financial services experience will see her play a significant role in our future development.”