Principal lender Signature Private Finance has made two appointments.
Nigel Robbins, who joins from Cigna Legal Protection, takes up the role of business development manager.
Steve Cleaver, formerly with Furness Building Society, has been appointed as an underwriter.
Signature, which offers a national service from offices in Birmingham and London, is backed by private equity funding.
Robbins says: “I am joining Signature Private Finance, a firm on the rise, at a time when there is renewed optimism in the sector, with new property investors entering the market on a daily basis.
“I hope to be involved in the wider strategic development of the business, but my primary aim is to manage and increase the firm’s relationships with brokers, investors and the property development community – which shouldn’t be too hard given the offering we have.”
Signature chief executive Bilal Ahmed says: “These strategic appointments will ensure we sustain our recent growth and can spread the message about our service, safe in the knowledge we have the resources to cope with the new business that will undoubtedly follow.
“Being able to attract individuals of the calibre of Nigel and Steve confirms the offering we have is attractive to the market and provides them both with great opportunities to succeed, whilst taking important steps in their career development.”