ASFL appoints head of sales following record quarter

Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited (ASFL), the short-term property finance arm of Arbuthnot Latham, has appointed Matthew Anderson (pictured) as head of sales.


This follows a record quarter that saw ASFL’s loan enquiries totalling £392m from just 270 credit applications.

Anderson will lead the relationship management team helping to drive business development through a high-quality service.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the bridging and development finance industry. Prior to joining ASFL, Anderson was a director at Fincorp, commercial director at Bath & West and relationship director and head of development lending at Amicus Property Finance.

Yasin Patel, joint MD at Arbuthnot Specialist Finance, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Matthew to the ASFL team. Although challenging, 2020 was also an exciting year for the business.

“We saw record loan enquiries in Q4 2020 and experienced strong growth.

“With Matthew on board, we are well positioned to continue our growth trajectory, providing the highest quality of service for our clients and brokers in 2021 and beyond.”

Anderson said: “It’s fantastic to be joining the ASFL team, and with that, becoming a part of Arbuthnot Latham .Arbuthnot Latham has a rich history of maintaining strong relationships with clients and the bank has a very strong capital base to support the ASFL business with its future ambitions.

“Together with ASFL’s entrepreneurial energy, I’m pleased to bring my expertise and experience to the role. I look forward to working with property professionals up and down the UK to understand and help deliver their funding needs.”

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