P2p lender ThinCats has appointed Rob Thompson to the newly-created role of regional head of credit for the North.
Thompson has worked in the banking sector since 1979, in commercial and corporate finance for Barclays, Co-op, Santander, and set up AIB Capital Markets corporate finance operation in the North.
His roles included corporate director and head of corporate banking at Allied Irish Bank and as a director (large corporates) at Santander Corporate Banking.
Thompson said: “I’ll be working alongside our origination team to shape and structure the deals, helping resolve any problems and being actively involved in the whole credit process right the way through to completion.”
Thompson is supporting Geoff O’Brien in Scotland, Maureen Armstrong in the North East and Matthew Lawrence and Mark Tunley in the Midlands, with another prospective recruit to be announced to cover the North West from March.
Thompson will join originators in meetings with potential borrowers, particularly larger or more complicated loans, to get a hands-on sense of the requirements.