Other search highlights include ‘payday loan’ which featured for the first time in the second charge sector and interest-only.
It has been reported that while estate agents must be registered for anti-money-laundering purposes, developers who set up their own staffed sales offices on sites do not.
The index concluded that the bridging sector has been the beneficiary of increasing ‘professionalism’ from both lenders and borrowers.
Prior to her promotion Shortland was the director responsible for the day-to-day management of Apex.
MFS issued a £17.64m loan.
Neocleous will cover London and the South regions.
This follows the recent appointments of fellow key account manager Amanda Meadows and sales manager Claire Askham.
Nearly all measures recorded by the ASTL were higher than last quarter and the same period in 2018.
The lender will use the funds to expand further into the buy-to-let space.
The workshop will be hosted by Ray Cohen of Jackson Cohen Associates in September.