Aldermore strengthens commercial mortgage team

Nia Williams

January 24, 2011

Stephen Taylor joins Aldermore as a commercial mortgage manager, with responsibility for underwriting and processing commercial mortgage applications. Stephen has more than 16 years experience and has held senior underwriting positions with NatWest Bank and Bradford & Bingley, as well as managing the mortgage packaging department of Exclusive Connections.

Darren Beard also joins Aldermore as a commercial mortgage manager. Darren previously worked for nine years for Santander, where he progressed from being a mortgage sales development consultant to a mortgage underwriter.

Simon Prince has been appointed as a lending manager, covering London and the South of England. Prior to joining Aldermore he held lending positions at Landesbank Berlin, Bradford and Bingley Property Finance, National Australia Bank and Hypo Real Estate.

Darren Switzer also joins Aldermore as a lending manager, focussing on the North West. Darren has over 25 years’ banking experience, firstly in commercial lending at Barclays, then specialising in property at Nationwide where he jointly managed the Manchester office. Recently he has helped found a finance brokerage.

Commenting, Rob Lankey, managing director of commercial mortgages at Aldermore, said: “Aldermore’s commercial mortgage lending business continues to go from strength to strength and I’m delighted to welcome Darren, Stephen, Simon and Darren to the business.

“They bring a considerable amount of commercial mortgage lending experience and are welcome additions to our growing team. I would like to wish them every success for the future.”

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