Stephen Mettler and Sammi Gilbank join as commercial lending managers, while Mark Marlow has been appointed as business development manager for the London region. All three will be focused on improving broker service.
Colin Bell (pictured), managing director of commercial mortgages at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “Since our launch into the commercial mortgages sector earlier this year, we have been focused on building a team with specialist knowledge of the market, people that understand our focus on service and delivery.”
He added: “Stephen and Sammi provide a dedicated service, looking after deals from the moment we receive them right through to completion, ensuring that brokers have a single point of contact. Mark will be focused on maintaining and building broker relationships across the capital, providing additional support to the business development team. We are constantly looking for ways to refine and improve our service to the intermediary sector and these appointments are key additions to our growing team.”
The move follows the recruitment of three underwriters announced in August and underpins Bell’s stated desire to put a premium on broker service.
Prior to joining, Mettler worked for Enterprise Finance. Gilbank joins from InterBay Commercial, while Marlow was previously with Barclays.
Marlow echoed the views of all three new members of the team when he said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Hampshire Trust Bank as it looks to grow and expand its commercial mortgages team. Understanding the client’s requirement and delivering at pace is key to building and establishing successful relationships. I look forward to supporting and growing the bank’s commercial proposition within the London intermediary market.”
Hampshire Trust Bank’s commercial mortgages team offers bridging and term finance secured against buy-to-let, semi-commercial and commercial property with loan amounts from £100,000 to £10m.