AOBP appoints lender committee

The Association of Bridging Professionals (AOBP) has finalised the formation of its lender committee.

This comes after the Association recently announced its new executive committee with both delegations being made up of major players in the specialist finance market.

The lender committee is made up of associate lender members and provides representation across the bridging, development, buy-to-let and commercial property finance sectors.

The committee line-up is:

  • Castle Trust – Alex Upton
  • Funding 365 – Michael Strange
  • LendInvest – Matthew Tooth
  • Masthaven – 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 new body represents a further indication of the positive moves taking place at the AOBP,” said a spokesperson for the Association.

“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.”

The lender committee will meet with the executive committee for the first time on 2nd October.

“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,” said Mike Strange of Funding 365.

Richard Deacon of Masthaven added: “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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