Assetz Capital has announced the appointment of Ian Craig as a regional relationship director in Scotland.
Craig (pictured) will be responsible for helping local Scottish businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform. He will work alongside the rest of the Edinburgh office based team of Regional Relationship Directors.
He was previously working in the Scottish SME banking team for Bank of Scotland as a relationship director, where he managed business client relationships across all sectors.
Craig said: “Joining Assetz Capital, a dynamic and leading business in the P2P industry, is a really exciting step for me. Together with the other members of the Scotland team, I’ll work to grow Assetz Capital’s already impressive presence in the region, alerting SMEs to the benefits of peer to peer lending and guiding them through the lending process.”
The appointment comes as Assetz Capital continues its growth in Scotland. Working towards a target of £50m in lending (subject to two upcoming completions), Assetz Capital believes it is well on its way to becoming the second largest alternative finance lender in Scotland.
Stuart Law, CEO of Assetz Capital, added: “With over 50% of our green energy loans portfolio generated in Scotland, the region holds special value to us as a business, our milestones and our core values of sustainability.
“We’re thrilled to have Ian as part of the team – his wealth of experience and local knowledge makes him the perfect hire to continue our exponential growth in Scotland.”