Alternative Bridging Corporation has appointed Robert Seymour as underwriter and Divya Patel (pictured) as case manager as part of an expansion of its service team.

Seymour left the Loans Partnership where he worked for two years as a senior bridge, trade and development specialist.

He has 17 years of specialist lending experience, with previous roles at Enterprise Finance where he was responsible for second mortgage advice for six years and at Loans Engine where he was a secured loans underwriter for four years. .

At Alternative Bridging Corporation, Seymour will work with the team to make decisions regarding the lender’s short-term financing proposal. He will report to director Stephen Meller.

Meller said: “I would like to welcome Robert to the team. He has considerable experience and expertise in the area of ​​specialist finance and will play a vital role in helping us to further improve the excellent underwriting service we provide to our intermediaries.

Patel was most recently Quality Assurance and Compliance Assistant at Loans Engine, a position she held for two years. Previously, she spent six years with the Nationwide Building Society in various roles, the most recent being Personal Banking Insurance Manager, which she did for five years.

She will report to Jonathan Rubins, director of Alternative Bridging Corporation.

Rubins said, “We’re really excited to have Divya join our expanding service function. His experience in retail banking, mortgages and compliance will serve him well in handling a wide variety of transition and commercial finance files. »

Rubins continued to say that as the lender approached its 30th year, it had new ambitions to improve its loan and service offerings.

He added: “To achieve this, we recognize the importance of employing the right people. Both Robert and Divya will play an important role in helping Alternative maintain its position as one of the leaders in specialty credit.