HTB bolsters Specialist business finance division with senior appointments

17-Jan-2019

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) today announces the promotion of Louise McIntosh to operations director and the appointment of Nigel Pearce as a senior underwriter within its specialist business finance division. Louise and Nigel are based in London and report to Jon Maycock, managing director of specialist business finance and Andrew Woodhouse, credit and risk director, respectively.

Louise has been central to driving the growth of the specialist business finance division since she joined HTB earlier this year. Louise has 15 years operational and change management experience in the industry and joined from Amicus Finance plc where she project managed the launch of a new commercial mortgage division. Prior to this, Louise worked at Aldermore Bank, she started her career at ING Lease UK Ltd.

Bringing over two decades of experience to HTB, Nigel joins from Distribution Finance Capital Limited where he served as risk director. Prior to this, Nigel was head of credit at Paragon Bank. Nigel also served as managing director at Five Arrows Business Finance and Fineline Media Finance.

Commenting on the appointments, Jon Maycock said: “I would like to congratulate Louise on her promotion, this is a recognition of her technical ability and specialist knowledge, she has played a pivotal role in driving the success of our business strategy. We are delighted to welcome Nigel to our growing team, he is a recognised industry leader with extensive market expertise and an outstanding track record.  Louise and Nigel are proving invaluable as we build our proposition through innovation, expertise and first-rate customer service. People are the key differentiator in this increasingly competitive marketplace, which is why we prioritise attracting and retaining market practitioners of Louise and Nigel’s calibre.

The continued growth of our specialist business finance division demonstrates our commitment to providing tailored and flexible solutions for our intermediary network and forms part of our wider strategy to deliver excellence through specialism in our chosen markets. These recent appointments are evidence of our dedication to this approach.”