Fincorp has hired Gary Playle as business development manager.
His appointment comes as the bridging lender looks to strengthen its relationships with brokers in London and the South East.
Playle (pictured) has nearly 25 years experience working with mortgage brokers in the commercial and business lending markets.
He was London and South East regional business banking manager at Santander for 14 years until 2012 and before that spent 10 years in business and corporate lending with the Co-operative Bank managing several regional societies.
He spent four years in asset finance at Chartered Trust, part of Standard Chartered Bank, and 10 years at Midland Bank, three of which were in the credit department.
Playle said: “There is so much good business to be done in the bridging sector at the moment and I’m looking forward to speaking to brokers about the opportunity that Fincorp can offer them.
“We’re at a time when giving your clients the best service possible means thinking outside the box to find products that will help them with their needs. And I’m particularly pleased to be able to be on board at Fincorp because its whole ethos chimes with the way I believe business should be done with the client in mind: they keep it clear and simple.”
Fincorp director Nigel Alexander said: “Gary has a track record of delivering excellent service for a long list of respected banking firms. We have no doubt he’ll be a great support to Fincorp and we are glad to have him on board.”