Rapidly growing peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has appointed three new starters to increase deal flow in the North West and South Yorkshire regions.
Karl Kent joins from Lloyds Bank where he spent two years working as a Relationship Director as part of the wider East Midlands and South Yorkshire real estate team. This followed a 20-year spell at RBS in a similar role, supporting existing and new clients in the property sector. Working as a remote Relationship Director, he will take ownership of the South Yorkshire region.
Jason Roper also joins Assetz Capital as a Relationship Director for the North West region. Prior to this, Jason worked at Royal Bank of Scotland for 19 years as a Relationship Director in the Manchester-based Real Estate Finance team. Jason provided commercial, residential and development finance to new and existing customers in the property finance space.
In their new roles, the Relationship Directors will be responsible for dealing with finance requests from SMEs and constructing facilities that meet the needs of potential clients.
In addition, David Hardman has taken on the role of Credit Manager, and will be responsible for credit sanctioning. He previously spent 35 years at Natwest/RBS, where he took on various roles including Credit Manager in Manchester and Leeds, as well as a Relationship Director on the Real Estate Finance team.
Stuart Law, CEO, Assetz Capital, said:
“These appointments follow another hugely successful year in 2017 as we continue to grow strongly. We continue to attract highly experienced team members to handle the high level of enquiries that our competitive offering is generating. With companies across the country increasingly looking at peer-to-peer as a viable funding solution, we continue to strengthen our team with the appointments of Relationship Directors in the wider regions as well as continue to grow our credit team.
“With this in mind, we are delighted to welcome Karl, Jason and David on board. Each of them brings a wealth of experience to the business, and will certainly support the progression of Assetz Capital in the North West and South Yorkshire.”