Proplend appoints Jason Oakley as Chairman


Jason Oakley Proplend

Proplend has announced that Jason Oakley has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Jason has over 35 years of financial services experience, most recently as MD of Metro Bank and then co-Founder and CEO of Recognise Bank, a specialist digital SME & Property bank.

In addition, Jason founded Acorn to Oaks Financial Services Ltd in 2008, a whole of market advisory business based in the West Midlands.

Proplend is the leading specialist commercial real estate debt and VAT lending platform in the UK.

Since inception they have funded over £168m of loans across their technology platform, funding everything from traditional offices, industrial and retail through to marinas, religious buildings and even a vineyard.

“We are totally commercial property focused and have concentrated on building a sustainable business,” says Founder and CEO, Brian Bartaby.

“Jason’s experience and skill sets will be invaluable as we continue to grow”. “Jason is a very welcome addition to our small and entrepreneurial team.”

“I am delighted to have joined the Proplend team, working closely with Brian”, says Jason.

“They have done a splendid job getting to break even & I hope to support the business further scaling their loan book and capital base.”