Brightstar strengthens bridging and commercial team

By Bridging Loan Directory -


1316703850BrightstarlogoBrightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, which this month was named the ‘Best Bridging and Short Term Lending Broker’ at a major industry awards dinner, has appointed Andy Jacovou as new business consultant, working for Kit Thompson’s bridging and commercial division.

Andy, who has a strong background in intermediary lending, joins from bridging lender, Tiuta, where he was Head of New Business, having been recruited in November 2007. Previous experience includes time spent at UX Mortgages, a buy to let lender, and three years before that at Abbey for Intermediaries as a key account manager.

According to Kit Thompson, Director at Bridging Financial, Andy will provide a deep level of expertise, from which brokers will really benefit. He said, “We are delighted to welcome someone of Andy’s experience to Brightstar. With over five years as a bridging lender dealing with intermediaries, Andy brings an awesome amount of product and underwriting knowledge to share with our introducers.”

Rob Jupp, CEO of Brightstar, added, “We are committed to providing the best service in the specialist lending market. Bringing a person of Andy’s quality and experience on board is a further indication of our determination to be the specialist lending hub of choice for the greatest number of brokers in 2013 and beyond.”

Andy Jacovou commented, “The bridging sector is continuing to grow and I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge to bear in helping Brighstar’s brokers and their clients with their enquiries. I have known Rob and Kit for some time and have admired the way in which Brightstar has built an enviable reputation as the go to source for all types of specialist lending.”