AOBP appoints lender committee

The Association of Bridging Professionals has formed a lender committee across bridging, development, buy-to-let and commercial property finance.

They include Alex Upton from Castle Trust, Mike Strange from Funding 365, Matthew Tooth from LendInvest and Richard Deacon from Masthaven Bank.

Other members are Richard Bennstock from Ortus Secured Finance, D’mitri Zaprzala from Octopus Property, Gareth Lewis from Precise Mortgages, Ashley Ilsen from Regentsmead, Nick Jones from Together and Luke Townsend from Zorin Finance.

An AOBP spokesman said: “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.”

Deacon 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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