UK SME lender Ultimate Finance has appointed Andrew Casey as specialist asset funder.

Casey joined Ultimate Finance from Paragon Bank, and has previously worked in asset finance for both Lloyds and NatWest. He also worked in the printing finance division at Close Brothers.

In his role at Ultimate Finance, Casey will be responsible for the wider East of England region.

Casey said: “I admire the ‘can do’ attitude of the Ultimate team. Being an independent lender it is able to adopt a flexible approach and speedy response to SMEs’ cash flow requirements.”

Andy Ribbins, managing director of Ultimate Asset Finance, said: “Andrew is a great addition to help us build our presence in the East of England.

“He joins us with an excellent reputation in the area, amongst SMEs and introducers alike, for excellent service levels and in-depth knowledge of the asset finance market.”