Hampshire Trust Bank, the specialist lender, has strengthened its Asset Finance division with two new senior hires.
Ian Corbett has been appointed as head of credit and risk, to lead the underwriting team. He joins from BNP Paribas where he was head of ELS credit UK, and has also worked for Aldermore and ING lease previously. In total, he has over twenty years of experience in the Asset Finance industry.
Ian Meyer joins as manager of new business operations. He joins from Hitachi Capital, where he was operations manager, and has previously held roles at ING Lease UK and Shawbrook Bank. Ian brings over fifteen years of industry experience with him in addition to extensive experience of the ALFA Lease Administration system.
Ian Corbett said: “Joining HTB at this stage of its continued growth into the Asset Finance market is incredibly exciting. HTB’s proposition already resonates strongly in the broker market: the strength of the existing team as well as recent hires, and an enhanced proposition that embraces clarity and efficiency, were compelling reasons to join the team. I am really looking forward to what the future brings.”
Ian Meyer added: “I am delighted to be joining HTB at an incredibly exciting time in their continued growth into the Asset Finance market. I’m looking forward to being able to apply my experience and knowledge to streamlining processes, building relationships, improving turnaround times for our brokers and customers and to create a more efficient pay-out process.”
Paul Bartley, managing director at HTB Asset Finance, commented: “These latest appointments compliment an already growing team and further enhance our capability and increased appetite to pursue an ambitious growth strategy.
“We have restructured the business in such a way that we are now poised to take full advantage of the economic recovery and significantly extend HTB’s presence in the asset finance market.
“It goes without saying that finding and hiring the very best high calibre team is key to maintaining an exceptional and consistent level of service to both our brokers and customers and these two recent hires show our commitment to this. I am really excited to have the two Ian’s on board.”
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