Assetz Capital appoints dealmaker in the Midlands

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Damien Druce, Assetz Capital

Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has bolstered its team in the Midlands with the appointment of Luke Carter as a Senior Relationship Manager.

Luke joins from RBS, where he spent 10 years within the Commercial Banking team, and most recently as a Senior Relationship Manager in the Midlands region. In this role, he managed a portfolio of Commercial clients, and successfully facilitated numerous loans for a wide variety of businesses, to support their on-going growth aspirations. Prior to this, Luke studied Business Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.

In his new role, Luke will work remotely in the East Midlands region. He will work alongside brokers and introducers to provide businesses with capital for a variety of needs, including business growth, property acquisitions and property developments, whilst also facilitating deals for existing clients.

The appointment makes up part of a wider recruitment drive by Assetz Capital, as it looks to expand its national footprint. This year alone, Assetz has appointed 32 new starters nationwide, bringing the total headcount to 95.

Luke Carter said:

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Assetz Capital. The firm has quickly established itself as one of the leading peer-to-peer lenders in the country, with almost £650m lent to businesses across the UK. The broad client base and ability to make decisions quickly attracted me to the role, and I’m looking forward to helping boost the local economy by supporting businesses in the Midlands region.”

Damien Druce, pictured, Director at Assetz Capital, said:

“We consider the Midlands to be a key area of growth for us, and we’ve gained a lot of traction in the region over the last few months. With this in mind, it is important that we continue to add talent to our growing team so we can support an even greater number of businesses in the area. Luke’s knowledge of the local market, and his ability to execute deals makes him a great addition to the firm.”