Together and Alternative Bridging Corporation hire new members

Together and Alternative Bridging Corporation have welcomed new members to their specialist finance teams.


Together has appointed Andy Neo as a BDM for the south of England.

Andy, has over a decade of experience working in financial services, having held similar roles at various companies, including NatWest and, most recently, Signature Property Finance.

Commenting on his appointment, Andy said: “For me, Together is one of the biggest in the specialist lending market, whether that’s for bridging or longer-term finance.

“It was always an ambition of mine to join what is a really innovative and forward-thinking group and work with the best of the best in the industry.

“I’m looking forward to introducing a wider broker network to Together’s short and long-term products, working closely with partner firms to help identify growth opportunities, provide support and win business.”

Tanya Elmaz, head of intermediary sales at Together, said Andy’s knowledge, relationships and expertise would build on this success, helping Together to realise its future growth plans.

“We’re delighted to welcome Andy to the business at what is an exciting time for us as we strengthen our presence across the country,” she added.

“He will provide a valuable contribution to Together by helping brokers and their clients achieve their ambitions as we grow our own loan book.”

Alternative Bridging Corporation

Alternative Bridging Corporation has appointed Robert Seymour as an underwriter, and Divya Patel as a case manager.

In their new roles, Robert and Divya will report to directors Stephen Meller and Jonathan Rubins, respectively.

Robert, who has 17 years of experience in the specialist lending area, joins the company from The Loans Partnership, where he spent two years as a senior bridging, commercial and development specialist.

Prior to this, he held roles at Enterprise Finance and The Loans Engine.

Meanwhile, Divya joins Alternative Bridging Corporation from The Loans Engine, where she most recently was a quality assurance/compliance assistant.

Before this, she spent six years at Nationwide Building Society, working in a variety of roles.

Commenting on his appointment, Robert said: “I am really pleased to be joining Alternative, as it have a great reputation in the marketplace for service and for having a real appetite for lending. 

“The marketplace knows that Alternative provides swift decision-making and I’m looking forward to playing my part in dealing with complex cases in a straightforward manner.”

Stephen added: “Robert has a huge amount of experience and expertise in specialist finance and will play a vital role in helping us to further enhance the excellent underwriting service we provide to our intermediaries.”

Divya commented: “I am delighted to be part of a lender which has been an established player in the market for decades and has an excellent reputation for service amongst the intermediary community.”

Jonathan stated: “We’re really pleased that Divya has joined our expanding service function; her experience in the personal banking, mortgage and compliance sector will hold her in good stead to manage a wide variety of bridging and commercial finance cases.

“As we approach our 30th anniversary, we have no desire to rest on our laurels; we have ambitions to further enhance our lending and service propositions.

“To achieve this, we recognise the importance of employing the right people, and both Robert and Divya will play an important part in helping us maintain our position as one of the leading lights in specialist lending.”

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