Castle Trust expands bridging sales team


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Castle Trust Bank has strengthened its bridging loan sales team with the recruitment of Barry Ireland as Regional Account Manager for the South West & Midlands.

Barry joins from Apex Bridging where he managed relationships with all new and existing mortgage brokers and business introducers nationally across England and Wales.

Formerly a broker himself, Barry has a wealth of knowledge in mortgages and insurance and first-hand understanding of the market from a broker’s point of view.

In his new role, Barry will take a proactive approach with broker firms in the South West & Midlands, helping them to understand how Castle Trust Bank’s specialist bridging finance proposition could benefit their clients, as well as providing a dedicated point of contact for queries around any element of the lending process.

Castle Trust Bank has been providing short and medium-term buy to let and holiday let specialist finance for over ten years. Backed by one of the world’s largest private equity investment firms, the bank will consider applications across England and Wales from a range of property investors including complex structures, limited companies, overseas ownership, portfolio landlords, first-time landlords, ex-pats and foreign nationals, and will use holiday let income rather than AST in their affordability calculations.

Anna Lewis, Commercial Director at Castle Trust Bank, said:

“We are delighted that Barry has joined Castle Trust Bank to help us grow our business in the South West & Midlands.

We have a strong pedigree of helping property investors to realise their objectives and have recently launched a dedicated Bridging proposition.

Our status as a bank enables us to provide certainty of funding, which has never been more important to brokers and their clients than it is in the current environment, and Barry will be instrumental in helping more brokers to experience the benefits of working with Castle Trust Bank.

Barry Ireland, Regional Account Manager for the South West & Midlands at Castle Trust Bank, added:

“Castle Trust Bank has a strong reputation for providing brokers with a unique combination of flexibility and certainty, and delivering innovative solutions to help property investors achieve their objectives.

Its new dedicated bridging finance team has the skills and experience to identify solutions to situations that other lenders may consider too complex.

It’s a great proposition and I am looking forward to offering it to my existing broker contacts and new relationships in the South West & Midlands.”