Keys Group

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Who we are

Keys Group are an independent finance house based in Belfast and have been successfully transacting Premium Finance and Professional Fee Finance for over 25–years. We Primarily work with Insurers, Insurance Intermediaries and Accountants throughout the UK & Ireland.

Our team of experts have a wealth of finance and insurance experience, which allows us to deliver positive solutions to you and your clients.





Keys Financial Services Limited founded by Alan Graham to provide office equipment leasing.



Keys Premium Finance Limited Formed; first insurance premium finance agreement written.



We move into Professional Fee Finance and write our first agreement for the sector.



Expansion into Scotland, England and Wales.



The 25th anniversary of Keys. Expansion into Republic of Ireland.



In the making.

Key Faces

As a business and as individuals, we thrive on building proactive relationships with our partners based on openness and trust. You can rely on us at important times. Here are the people who will deliver for you.

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Owen Graham

Managing Director

Owen was responsible for developing our Insurance Premium Finance and Accountancy Fee Finance solutions. In addition, Owen oversees compliance, credit underwriting procedures, risk management, and implementing the Group’s corporate strategy.

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Barbara Jordan

Operations Director

The Group’s longest–serving employee, Barbara oversees the administration of the Insurance Premium Finance and Professional Fee Finance Loans, and manages the company’s day–to–day finances.

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Craig Leathley

Sales Director Tel:07826 686768

With over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and finance sectors, Craig joined The Keys Group in 2011 from RBS to head up our development and expansion into Scotland, England and Wales. Craig’s primary responsibility is to implement our growth strategy to become one of the UK’s leading Premium Finance and Professional Fee Finance providers.

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Peter Kouset

Head of Fee Finance UK

Peter has over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance sector, including senior sales roles at Kensington Mortgages and db Mortgages.

Prior to joining Keys Finance, Peter worked at Premium Credit Ltd, for almost 10 years where he was responsible for managing relationships within the independent schools and accountancy sector, amongst others, providing finance to enable parents and clients to pay their annual fees.

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Rose Rice

Credit Controller

Rose is responsible for collections and debt management.

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Tyrene Kerr

Operations Manager

Tyrene takes responsibility for introducer payouts and assists Barbara with the general administration of finance agreements.

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Jeffrey Nelson–ACICM

Credit Manager and IT Manager

With over 14 years experience in Banking and Finance Jeff joined Keys in 2014 and is responsible for collections, the debt management team and information technology. 

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Gail Cross

Business Development Manager Tel:07989 572915

With 20 years insurance experience, Gail joined Keys in 2016 to develop and service new and existing accounts for brokers and accountancy practices. Gail is also responsible for heading up our expansion into the ROI accountancy fee finance sector.

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James Holland

Credit Controller

James is responsible for handling the credit control and administration of personal lines finance agreements, including background checks and inputting data for all new agreements, renewals and mid–term adjustments.

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Alan Graham


Alan founded the Keys Group in 1991 – the natural progression in a long and pioneering career in financial services in Northern Ireland. Whilst happily retired, he maintains a keen interest in the business, and Keys continue to benefit from his outstanding experience and enthusiasm.

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Trevor Pugh


Trevor is responsible for handling the administration of personal lines finance agreements, including background checks and inputting data for all new agreements, renewals and mid–term adjustments.

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Gemma Burnett


Gemma is responsible for general administration of finance agreements, including sending correspondence for new agreements, renewals, mid–term adjustments.