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Octane hires internal BDM

Octane Capital has appointed Adam Ware as internal business development manager.
Ware joins from specialist lender Commercial Acceptances, part of the Close Brothers Group, where he held the role of assistant lending manager with a focus on loan origination and underwriting.
Octane, which refers to itself as a ‘third generation’ lender, launched in May 2017 and prices loans based on risk, rather than on loan-to-value.
The lender has grown from a team of three to 18 since its inception.
Octane Capital managing director Mark Posniak says: “Adam brings across a vast amount of experience and has already started to make a significant impact on our operational efficiency. With a background in loan origination and underwriting, he has all bases covered and his enthusiasm for the product-less lending we offer is exactly what we like to see.”



Kent Reliance hires BDM for London and Essex

Kent Reliance has appointed has appointed Matthew Butt as a senior development manager for London and parts of Essex. The lender, part of OneSavings Bank, has hired Butt to boost relationships with brokers in these regions. Butt has more than 10 years experience in the financial services sector, including 7 years at Nationwide, and more […]


Key Retirement hires chief digital officer

Key Retirement Group has appointed Dave Johnson as chief digital officer. Johnson joins from the Co-op Group, where he was group director for digital engineering. He has also held senior technology roles at Asda and Lloyds Banking Group. Both the IT and technology arms of KR will now report to Johnson. Key Retirement chief executive […]


Masthaven hires Alan Margolis from Fintex Capital

Masthaven Bank has appointed Alan Margolis as credit and operations director for the short-term lending side of the firm. Margolis (pictured) joins from Fintex Capital, where he was real estate project leader. At Masthaven he will be involved with big credit decisions. These will include reviewing underwriting processes and improving broker journeys and communication. He will […]


Santander starts instructing valuation on day application is received

Santander has moved to knock days off the application process by instructing the valuation on the day it receives a case where the product comes with a free valuation. Previously, a valuer would be instructed once a case has gone through the underwriting process. Santander head of business development for mortgages Graham Sellar says: “We […]

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Considerations for overseas workers in Germany

With Germany’s strong economic growth leading the eurozone’s recovery, many UK businesses are keen to be part of the success story: recent data shows that there are currently more than 280,000* employees working for a UK-controlled company in the country.


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