Aldermore Bank has appointed Rachel Lintott as head of internal sales and support for asset finance, to be based in the bank’s Reading office.

Lintott has over 16 years’ experience in financial services, and has previously worked at Lombard, and Deutsche Leasing, where she held a variety of roles, supporting the development of its UK business.

This role will see Lintott manage the internal broker sales and support teams, and oversee relationships with some of Aldermore’s broker partners. Lintott will also join Aldermore’s asset finance senior leadership team.

Lintott said: “I’m keen to bring my own knowledge and expertise to an already talented team as we continue to support SMEs across the UK to access the vital funding they need to achieve their business objectives.”

She will report to Patrick Jelly, commercial director for asset finance. Jelly said: “I’m delighted to welcome Rachel to Aldermore. We have an extremely capable and experienced asset finance leadership team.

“[We are} well-placed to continue the success of the asset finance division in driving the bank’s growth and delivering flexible funding solutions to the UK’s SMEs.”