GB BANK has boosted its lending team with a raft of new appointments.
The Teesside-based bank, which specialises in providing flexible lending solutions to SME property developers and investors, has brought on board five new team members in recent weeks as it continues to support property project developments across the country.
The new colleagues have joined as GB Bank continues to get fantastic responses from the market to its new lending product launches earlier in the year.
No fewer than three new Relationship Managers – Andy Reid, Tara Wiltshire and Laleta Buctkuar – have joined as GB Bank expands its team of Relationship Managers providing genuine local knowledge, passion for property projects and ‘boots on the ground’ right across the UK.
Andy Reid has 30 years’ experience in banking and finance. For the last 16 years he has worked in the specialist finance market where he has managed bridging, development and buy to let loans in roles at companies including INTERBAY, HTB, OBLIX Capital and TFG Capital.
Tara Wiltshire’s background is as an Underwriter. She has over eight years’ experience in both regulated and unregulated lending, and joins GB Bank with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.
Laleta Buctkuar has more than 20 years’ experience working in the financial services sector at providers including Together and Assetz Capital.
In addition to this trio of Relationship Managers, Clare Bolton has joined as an Assistant Relationship Manager, further bolstering GB Bank’s team of Assistant Regional Managers.
Rounding off the new appointments, Nick Lynch joins GB Bank as Credit Underwriter, bringing with him over nine years of underwriting experience specialising in bridging and development finance. Working closely with the lending team, Nick and his colleagues in the Credit Team ensure all lending decisions are made swiftly and safely.
Stephen Lancaster, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at GB Bank, said: “We’re delighted to welcome all our new colleagues to the team.
“They all play a crucial role in the continued success and expansion of our lending operation and it’s great to have them on board as we continue to adapt to market conditions and demand by offering our customers true finance solutions to their property project requirements.
“In addition to expanding our lending team we have also recently created a dedicated loan completions team to ensure our average credit approval to completion time is fast. We know that speed is often of the essence when it comes to a lot of property projects so that’s why we’ve focused our efforts on getting that time lag down, something which we know from customers’ feedback is very much appreciated.
“Added to this, our completed loans are performing well and growing every month and we have a growing pipeline of business coming in to keep our new colleagues and the rest of the GB Bank team very busy!”
You can meet all the GB Bank team members here Our Team – GB Bank