ASSETZ Capital has hired a former Santander business development director for Northern Ireland to head up its expansion into the region.
Andrew Fraser (pictured) has joined the peer-to-peer platform as regional relationship director. He will be tasked with helping local businesses acquire finance through Assetz and will ensure that borrowing runs smoothly.
“We see Northern Ireland as a key growth area and feel we have a very strong offering to assist small and medium sized businesses looking for funding,” said Stuart Law, chief executive of Assetz Capital.
“Andrew brings a great wealth of experience and knows the SME and property landscape of Northern Ireland incredibly well. 2017 is set to be our biggest year yet and will firmly cement us as one of the UK’s leading peer to peer lenders, so it’s vital to have Andrew on board to help us achieve this goal.”
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Fraser brings 15 years of experience working in corporate finance and property funding in Northern Ireland.
“I’ve seen the issues that SMEs face when it comes to acquiring capital,” he said.
“I believe Assetz Capital is well placed to help, and my role will be to increase the awareness of peer-to-peer lending as well as ensuring that businesses which gain funding realise the benefits of this now established form of business funding.”