HTB hires new business head and UTB recruits specialist motor finance BDM – round-up

  • 11/01/2022
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HTB hires new business head and UTB recruits specialist motor finance BDM – round-up
Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has appointed Sherice Neil (pictured) as its head of new business for property finance, replacing Anna Lewis who has left the business to go on gardening leave.


Lewis has worked at HTB for around six years and was head of new business for specialist mortgages for nearly four years.

Neil will report to Louisa Sedgwick, who joined the firm in October and was recently promoted to the role of managing director for specialist mortgages.

She joins from MT Finance, where she worked for just over nine years, most recently as head of new business.

In her role, she will lead the new business team within the specialist mortgages arm and work to improve the delivery of its service proposition.

Sedgwick said: “It’s great to welcome Sherice to HTB. Her enthusiasm and advocacy for the intermediary market is second to none. I can’t wait to see what she can bring to the HTB.”

Neil added: “As I’ve looked to the next step in my career, HTB seems like an obvious fit. Their passion to do what’s right for the broker resonates so much with me.”


UTB appoints Alex Cooper as BDM for specialist motor finance

United Trust Bank (UTB) has hired Alex Cooper as a lead business development manager for specialist motor finance in its asset finance sales team as part of its plans to grow its high value car business.

In his role, he will manage relationships with high value car brokers and help the firm’s general broker partners across Great Britain with funding solutions for classic, prestige and super cars.

Cooper joins from Metro Bank where he was a business development director for nearly two years. There he helped private banking customers with purchases of high value cars and worked with brokers and high value car funding.

Prior to that, he was a litigation paralegal at Paris Smith for just under two years, and before that was an associate director at EFT Finance for under a year.

Jon Mote, head of specialist sectors and asset finance for UTB, said: “Alex brings yet more high value car knowledge and experience to the team as we continue to grow our presence in the sector.

“He has established strong relationships with many of the top brokers providing high value car funding and will be looking to help more general brokers seize opportunities and develop their own high value car offerings.”

He added that due to a very successful performance in 2021, it started 2022 with the biggest ever asset finance loan book, its biggest team and further exciting plans were on the horizon.

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