On 17 February we committed to further expansion in Northern Ireland under the guidance of the recently appointed Regional Relationship Director, Andrew Fraser.
Andrew joins Assetz Capital from Santander UK Corporate and Commercial. In this role he was a Business Development Director covering the Northern Ireland region. Andrew’s new role is to help local businesses acquire finance and ensure borrowing through the Assetz Capital platform runs smoothly.
Stuart Law, CEO of Assetz Capital commented, “We see Northern Ireland as a key growth area and feel we have a very strong offering to assist small and mid sized businesses looking for funding. Andrew brings a great wealth of experience to his role as Regional Relationship Director 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.”
Andrew Fraser said, “I’ve been working in corporate finance and property funding across Northern Ireland for more than 15 years and I’ve seen the issues that SMEs face when it comes to acquiring capital. 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 through Assetz Capital realise the benefits of this now established form of business funding.”
Founded in 2013, Assetz Capital is now the fifth largest P2P platform in Europe, and one of the fastest growing in the market. It is one of only two Defaqto “5 Star” rated P2P platforms, and also recently announced that its investors have earned a gross interest of more than £18m since launch in 2013, and over £108m was lent to British SMEs in 2016.