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Hampshire Trust Bank has announced the appointment of three key hires to its Commercial Mortgages team.

Stephen Mettler and Sammi Gilbank join as Commercial Lending Managers, while Mark Marlow has been appointed as Business Development Manager for the London region. All three will be focused on further improving broker service.

Colin Bell, 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.”

Prior to joining, Stephen worked for Enterprise Finance. He said: “I am delighted to be joining Hampshire Trust Bank at such an exciting time in the company’s growth. The bank is truly focused on delivering excellent service to brokers. I believe that my background in the broking sector means I am well placed to understand what it takes to make these relationships work.”

Talking about why she decided to join Hampshire Trust Bank, Sammi, who previously worked at InterBay Commercial, said: “It is a pleasure to join such a forward thinking company where the key focus is customers, not only delivering excellent customer service but providing innovative well placed products too. 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.”

Mark, who previously worked at Barclays, said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Hampshire Trust Bank as it looks to grow and expand its Commercial Mortgages team. Understanding the client’s requirement and delivering at pace is key to building and establishing successful relationships. I look forward to supporting and growing the bank’s commercial proposition within the London intermediary market.”

Hampshire Trust Bank’s Commercial Mortgages team offers bridging and term finance secured against buy-to-let, semi-commercial and commercial property with loan amounts from £100,000 to £10m.

For more information www.htb.co.uk/commercial-mortgages