Blend Network appoints new lending manager

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Barney Iles Blend Network

Blend Network has announced that Barney Iles has recently joined their lending team as a lending manager.

Barney joins Blend Network from CapitalRise where he worked as an associate director. Prior to CapitalRise, Barney was a development origination manager at Octopus Real Estate.

Barney joints Blend Network at a very exciting time for the company and following a period of rapid growth and expansion.

They recently announced new hires within theirr lending team: Chloe Stidston-Lewis joined Blend Network from Propfin in January. In 2020, Blend Network increased the amount of loans listed by 104% compared to the previous year.

Yann Murciano, CEO at Blend Network, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Barney to our ever-growing lending team. Keeping up with Blend Network’s strong tradition of hiring underwriters who speak property developers’ language.

Barney brings extensive experience and knowledge in development finance lending, which will significantly help us originate new business.

His appointment will help accelerate our development finance lending capabilities and enhance our capacity to service both existing and new borrowers on the platform.”

Barney Iles, pictured,Lending Manager at Blend Network, commented:

“I am thrilled to be joining Blend Network at such an exciting time for the company.

After doubling its business during the pandemic last year, the company has now established itself as trustworthy and innovative lender among property developers and the broker community.

I look forward to playing a strong role in the continued expansion of its lending activity.”