Hampshire Trust Bank has appointed two staff to its asset finance team.
Clare Peel has joined as a business development manager and will focus on maintaining and building broker relationships across the North East of England and Scotland.
Martin Bugden has joined as internal sales manager and will concentrate on supporting the bank’s intermediary network from its London headquarters.
Hampshire Trust Bank’s asset finance team offers hire purchase and leasing finance for businesses and consumers via independent introducers for a wide range of assets and sectors.
Jon Maycock, managing director of asset finance at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “Clare and Martin are welcome additions to our growing team. Brokers are at the heart of our proposition and we are focused on continually improving and enhancing the service we provide to our intermediary network.”
Prior to joining Hampshire Trust Bank, Peel, who has worked in the banking sector for over a decade, was a relationship manager at Shawbrook Bank.
Peel said: “Hampshire Trust Bank is a specialist bank that prides itself on building strong and lasting business relationships. These principles are aligned with my own.”
With more than 10 years’ financial services experience prior to joining the bank, Bugden worked as a corporate portfolio manager at Lombard.
He said: “Hampshire Trust Bank is on an exciting growth journey. I am looking forward to getting to know more of the brokers we work with and in helping the asset finance team drive further service improvements.”