Hampshire Trust Bank appoints Greg Barnard as head of broker support
Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has announced the appointment of Greg Barnard as head of broker support within its Specialist Mortgages division as part of its continued drive to deliver market-leading service to its broker partners.
This is a newly created role and Greg takes up the position having spent five years in the underwriting team at HTB, with two years as a senior underwriter.
In total, Greg has 15 years experience in underwriting and has won the British Specialist Lending Underwriter of the Year award in 2021.
Greg will take on day-to-day management of the lending managers and have a focus on ensuring quality and speed of service remain at the heart of HTB’s proposition, as well as being the primary point of escalation for brokers for new business queries or issues.
As part of this, Greg will also be the sales team’s first point of contact when assessing new deals, having extensive knowledge of HTB’s criteria, and providing underwriters with more capacity to focus on supporting deals at offer and completion.
HTB provides professional investors with specialist residential loans up to £25m for limited companies, offshore entities, expats, and foreign nationals, as well as mixed use portfolios and semi-commercial properties.
Greg Barnard, head of broker support, specialist mortgages, Hampshire Trust Bank, commented:
“I am honoured to be given this opportunity to represent the bank in this new role.
My focus is to ensure we consistently deliver for our brokers, and to do that will mean further drilling down into the finer details of the business to ensure our service levels remain award-winning.
Managing our lending managers, supporting the sales team with assessing new deals and having the ability to be the primary point of escalation, means a truly connected overview of the brokers’ journey through each and every deal, and will bring a positive impact to the relationships we value.
I cannot wait to start working with our broker partners and our sales team to help grow and drive the business forward.”
Andrea Glasgow, sales director for specialist mortgages at Hampshire Trust Bank, added:
“Central to our proposition is providing brokers with the essential support they require, consistently delivering on serviceability, and ultimately clearly defining the possible, not impossible.
If you’re familiar with the HTB brand, then chances are, you would have had an interaction with Greg and already know the fantastic work he does in upholding our service.
With the introduction of this new role, I’m thrilled Greg continues to build upon his renowned profile and will further collaborate with our sales team, and beyond.
Greg will play, and already has done in his time here, a pivotal role in our success, underlining HTB’s unwavering commitment to championing landlords and property investors with their specialist property finance requirements.”