HTB bolsters development finance division with new lending director

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has appointed Andrew Dignum as a lending director for the North West within its development finance division.

In his new role, he will be responsible for arranging new development finance business for the bank, for developing long-term partnerships with new clients.

Andrew, who has 10 years of experience working in the development finance sector, joins HTB from NatWest, where he undertook numerous roles within the real estate business — including director for the North West market, his most recent position.

“I’m excited to have joined HTB at what is the start of its next phase of growth,” said Andrew.

“HTB has a fantastic development finance product which is continuously evolving and improving. 

“The North West is a market which offers so much opportunity for developers and we are well placed to help both existing and new clients deliver on their plans.

“The demand for high quality, sustainable homes across the North West has never been higher and HTB can play a really key role in supporting the large number of SME housebuilders operating across the region.”

Alex Upton, managing director for development finance at HTB, added: “It’s great to welcome Andrew on board.

“He will play a key role in our growth strategy; his extensive knowledge of more niche sectors, such as PBSA and pre-let commercial, will allow us to create new products and solutions for our developers that specialise in these markets.

“Our growth strategy is based around partnering with brokers through education, engagement and feedback in order to create solutions for their developer clients. 

“No one should be in any doubt about our appetite for new development finance business.”

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