Hope Capital has hired Tracey North as a combined business development manager and underwriter from NatWest.
She spent over 13 years as a senior relationship manager at NatWest, where she specialised in organising finance for customers who want to build and expand their investment portfolios.
Hope Capital has also appointed Alan and Mel Dring of The MAD Approach to support its growth plans.
Jonathan Sealey, chief executive of Hope Capital, said: “We started the new year with a bang with some of the lowest rates we have ever offered and the appointment of key people to help with our expansion plans.
“We achieved exceptional growth last year and will be moving into expanded office space as a result; now we want to build on this momentum.
“Key to us is to ensure that brokers and their clients get the loans that they want, in way and the timescales that they need.
“If we continue to get this right then Hope Capital itself continues to grow exponentially. Our latest appointments will undoubtedly help us to provide that exceptional level of service and continue our ambitious growth plans.”
Since the start of the year Hope has reduced rates to 0.99% with LTVs of up to 75%.
North said: “I hope to make a significant difference in this strategic role, making things easier both for brokers and their clients, so there is never a reason not to come to Hope Capital for their bridging loan requirements.”
And Alan Dring said: “We have a track record over many years of helping companies to grow, particularly in the short-term lending and bridging space. We will be bringing all that experience to bear, working in collaboration with Jonathan, his team and Hope Capital’s major stakeholders, to help them to develop their proposition and distribution channels and to continue their recent very encouraging growth rate.”