Arbuthnot Specialist Finance appoints new Head of Sales


Matthew Anderson Arbuthnot Specialist Finance

Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited (“ASFL”), the short-term property finance arm of Arbuthnot Latham, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Anderson as Head of Sales.

This follows a record quarter that saw ASFL’s loan enquiries totalling £392m from just 270 credit applications.

In his new role, Matthew will lead the relationship management team helping to drive business development through a high-quality service.

Matthew has over 25 years’ experience in the bridging and development finance industry. Prior to joining ASFL, Mathew was a Director at Fincorp, Commercial Director at Bath & West and Relationship Director and Head of Development Lending at Amicus Property Finance.

He has also held roles at Finance and Credit Corporation as well as Wintrust PLC.

Based in Manchester, but with operations across mainland UK, ASFL has experienced strong growth in recent months.

Yasin Patel, Joint MD, Arbuthnot Specialist Finance, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Matthew to the ASFL team. Although challenging, 2020 was also an exciting year for the business.

We saw record loan enquiries in Q4 2020 and experienced strong growth. With Matthew on board, we are well positioned to continue our growth trajectory, providing the highest quality of service for our clients and brokers in 2021 and beyond.”

Commenting on his new role, Matthew Anderson, pictured, said:

“It’s fantastic to be joining the ASFL team, and with that, becoming a part of Arbuthnot Latham.

Arbuthnot Latham has a rich history of maintaining strong relationships with clients and the bank has a very strong capital base to support the ASFL business with its future ambitions.

Together with ASFL’s entrepreneurial energy, I’m pleased to bring my expertise and experience to the role.

I look forward to working with property professionals up and down the UK to understand and help deliver their funding needs.”