Hampshire Trust Bank’s commercial mortgages division has appointed two commercial lending managers and a business development manager.
Stephen Mettler and Sammi Gilbank have joined as commercial lending managers, while Mark Marlow has been hired as a business development manager covering London.
Colin Bell (pictured), managing director of commercial mortgages at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “Since our launch into the commercial mortgages sector earlier this year, we have been focused on building a team with specialist knowledge of the market, people that understand our focus on service and delivery.
“Stephen and Sammi provide a dedicated service, looking after deals from the moment we receive them right through to completion, ensuring that brokers have a single point of contact.
“Mark will be focused on maintaining and building broker relationships across the capital, providing additional support to the business development team.
“We are constantly looking for ways to refine and improve our service to the intermediary sector and these appointments are key additions to our growing team.”
Mettler was hired from Enterprise Finance, Gilbank from InterBay Commercial and Marlow worked at Barclays.
Mettler said: “I believe that my background in the broking sector means I am well placed to understand what it takes to make these relationships work.”
Gilbank said: “Having worked for both broker and lender, I’m sure my experience will prove an asset in working with Master Brokers throughout the customer journey.”
And Marlow said: “I look forward to supporting and growing the bank’s commercial proposition within the London intermediary market.”