Bagan has 16 years’ experience as a commercial banker, with his last role being a broker at Empire Commercial Finance. He also previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland as its commercial services relationship director.
Bagan joins newly appointed BDMs Chris Stevens, Michael Doxford and Jonathan Kirk, who were all hired last month.
James Meigh, regional director of Recognise Bank, said: “We continue to add further quality resource to our North West and Yorkshire team, and Paul’s appointment ensures we have another highly-experienced individual who has operated in this region since he started his career with RBS in 2000.
“Paul has worked with business owners and real estate investors and is perfectly suited to developing these relationships and ensuring our adviser partners, and their SME clients, have access to our excellent SME-focused loan and mortgage products.”
Bagan (pictured) added: “I’m very pleased to be joining Recognise Bank and the very strong team that James is assembling here in the North West and Yorkshire.
“This has been my ‘patch’ for many years and I’m acutely aware of the needs of businesses in this area, and how a new bank like Recognise can provide the human touch and the personal element to these firms.”