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AOBP unveils new lender committee

Amy Loddington -
27th September 2017
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The Association of Bridging Professionals, which recently announced its new Executive Committee, has now finalised the formation of its Lender Committee, made up of many of the major players in the specialist finance market.

The new committee is made of Associate Lender members and provides broad representation across the bridging, development, BTL and commercial property finance sectors.

The lenders and their representatives are:

  • Castle Trust – Alex Upton
  • Funding 365 – Michael Strange
  • LendInvest – Matthew Tooth
  • Masthaven Bank – Richard Deacon
  • Ortus Secured Finance – Richard Beenstock
  • Octopus Property – D’mitri Zaprzala
  • Precise Mortgages – Gareth Lewis
  • Regentsmead – Ashley Ilsen
  • Together – Nick Jones
  • Zorin Finance - Luke Townsend

The Lender Committee will meet with the Executive Committee for the first time on 2nd October.

An AOBP spokesperson commented:

“The new body represents a further indication of the positive moves taking place at the AOBP. The AOBP was set up to serve the needs of its intermediary and associate lender members and we are responding to the changing environment to offer a broader service to enable members to better thrive in this dynamic but challenging market. The new Executive Committee believes that the Lender Committee, which will meet at least twice a year, will provide much needed momentum to develop educational, marketing and sales strategies for advisers, help forge stronger broker relationships and provide greater support to the intermediary community through training and awareness programmes.”

Michael Strange of Funding 365 said:

“I am delighted and honoured to join the AOBP Lender Executive Committee. It will be a great pleasure to join forces with leaders from both our partners and competitors to continue to push forward the bridging industry."

Richard Deacon of Masthaven Bank said:

“Having been a bridging professional for over 10 years, I am excited to join the organisation at this level so that I can give my experience and expertise in this field - to benefit clients, brokers and lenders alike.”

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