"These high calibre appointments put the business in a very good position to move forward with exciting new products and sales initiatives."
Bridging and development lender, Roma Finance, has doubled the size of its BDM and underwriting teams.
Roma Finance recently reported an 80% increase in H1 lending and introduced new processes to be able to complete most cases within fifteen days, which it says has resulted in a "significant uplift" in bridging case levels.
Three new BDMs include Tom Hill, who was previously head of bridging finance at Y3S, Sohail Akram, who has held previous roles at NatWest and HSBC, and Will Sterio, who has worked for seven years in banks and building societies as well as a peer-to-peer lender.
Roma has also appointed two bridging specialists - Rachel Pollock, who has worked for RBS for over 16 years, and George Tuffin, who joins from Y3S.
Danielle Nugent will also join the team as a graduate bridging specialist, having recently completed an accelerated business management degree and with six years’ experience in the insurance sector.
Internal promotions have also taken place with Simon Micklethwaite becoming a Senior BDM and Daniel Hill promoted to divisional sales manager.
Tracey Martin, head of sales at Roma Finance, commented: “With our lending increasing significantly now that we are seeing the positive impact of our fast track process and high service levels, our strategic plans are quickly becoming a reality. These high calibre appointments put the business in a very good position to move forward with exciting new products and sales initiatives.
“I’m delighted to welcome the new staff to Roma and I’m confident they will play a major role in taking Roma to further growth and success.”