Aldermore Bank has recruited Ian Corbett from Investec Asset Finance to the newly created position of head of specialist credit, starting 1 August.
At Investec, Corbett was senior manager of credit and risk, and prior to this spent 10 years at ING Lease.
According to Aldermore, he will initially work with the existing team to help the company get involved in new distribution channels and to widen their business in established areas.
One example of this is in agricultural finance, where Corbett has notable experience and Aldermore already does business.
Carl D’Ammassa, managing director of Asset Finance at Aldermore, said; "In 2013 Aldermore’s asset finance team lent over £600 million to UK SMEs: Ian will play a fundamental role in helping us to continue and expand upon our success. I am confident he will help us to support an even greater number of SMEs, from a broader range of sectors."