Rebecca Murphy

Paragon adds new relationship director to development finance team



Paragon Bank’s development finance team has welcomed Rebecca Murphy (pictured above) as relationship director.

Rebecca joins the specialist bank from LendInvest, where she spent five years working across both investor relations and portfolio and relationship management within the development finance team. 

Prior to that, Rebecca was with Goldman Sachs for two years, working in prime brokerage sales.

She will be based in London at the Gracechurch Street head office and will work with clients across England.  

“I’m excited to be working in such a successful and professional team and it is fantastic to be representing the growing number of females furthering their careers in this sector,” Rebecca said.

“I’m also looking forward to utilising both my experience and the teams’ knowledge to help Paragon and our developer clients meet their growth plans.”

Paragon Bank’s development finance division has increased its lending to residential housebuilders by almost £200m during the first half of the company’s financial year, taking its net loan book to over £500m.

“Bringing somebody in with Rebecca’s experience, particularly in client management, will really support the business in growing its loan book and [assisting] both new and existing clients,” added Robert Orr, development finance managing director at Paragon Bank.

“Despite the challenges coronavirus presented to the sector, we have remained active and, looking forward, we are confident in the prospects for the market."

He expects that the demand for new housing will remain strong in the future and that smaller developers “want to work with a bank that is consistent, financially strong, and has the experience and expertise to support their business".


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