Eugene Esterkin, managing director of the Manchester-based lender, said now was the right time to rejoin the organisation.
He said: “As a founder member and original director of the ASTL, both Affirmative and I am happy to see the progress that the ASTL has continued to make under Benson’s leadership. It is clear to see how far the association has come; even the way that it operates has changed. We hope that we can contribute to the good work.
“The growing membership is allowing the association to continue raising the profile of short term finance while increasing the standards and professionalism in the industry. In addition, amid much political and economic change, it is good to see that the recent raising of standards has added to the appeal of becoming a member even further. This in itself is a reflection of the association’s standing and continued hard work.”
Benson Hersch, chief executive officer of the ASTL welcomed the lender’s return.
He said: “Affirmative has substantial experience in the short-term finance market and well over 100 years of combined experience in lending and financial markets. I am confident that it will once again make a valuable contribution to the association and its members.”