Proplend has appointed bridging loans specialist Amjad Ibn-Abdul as business development manager for the Midlands region.
He joins the peer-to-peer commercial lending platform from Alternative Bridging Corporation (ABC) where he worked as a business development manager for the Midlands for just over a year.
According to LinkedIn, this was his second spell at the bridging lender, following eight months as a group business development manager for Norton Finance after a year at ABC as business development manager.
Ibn-Abdul will look to use his experience to build on Proplend’s rising lending volumes, after the platform hit its £100m lending milestone in September.
He has worked in financial services for the past 16 years in a variety of mortgage and bridging finance roles.
In 2007, he spent three and a half years as a direct mortgage consultant at the Royal Bank of Scotland and over two years as a mortgage and protection adviser at Lloyds TSB Bank.
Ibn-Abdul’s career then spanned several shorter-lived roles at Countryside Mortgage Services as a mortgage consultant, a temporary role as commercial underwriting case manager at Barclays and then as a protection and mortgage consultant at Platinum Life Solutions.
He then spent almost two years as mortgage underwriter at the Bank of England and a year as a commercial finance specialist at specialist finance brokerage Finance 4 Business, before first joining ABC.