Funding Circle boosts team

James Lovett has joined Funding Circle from Close Asset Finance where he worked specifically with asset finance brokers. He also spent three years at Arkle Finance formerly known as Weatherby’s Finance. He joins Laura Kinghorn and Stuart Pedersen in the team led by business development director Laura McMullen.

McMullen said: “We continue to strengthen our commitment to the intermediary market and I am particularly pleased to welcome James to the development team.

“We are focusing considerable resources to build relationships with the intermediary market. Evidence already tells us cases introduced by professional advisers are invariably of good quality and are well researched and prepared. This helps us to reach decisions faster and ultimately lend to more businesses needing finance.”

Lovett said: “I am delighted to be joining Funding Circle and look forward to the challenge of taking forward this exciting new concept in commercial lending to the broker market.”