Hampshire Trust Bank has appointed Alan Lowman and Nina Osborn as senior underwriter and underwriter in its asset finance team to focus on further improving broker service.

Hampshire Trust Bank’s Asset Finance team offers hire purchase and leasing finance for businesses and consumers via a UK-wide network of independent introducers. The division has completed over 6,000 deals since it began operating two and a half years ago.

Chris Welch, managing director of asset finance at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “The success of the asset finance team is testament to the long-term relationships we have with our intermediaries. We understand the importance of providing brokers with swift lending decisions and are constantly looking for ways to improve our service to the intermediary sector. Alan and Nina are key additions to our growing team.”

Lowman has over 30 years’ experience in the asset finance sector. Prior to joining Hampshire Trust Bank he worked for DeLage Landen Leasing. He said: “The opportunity appealed to me as HTB is clearly a fast growing, ambitious bank with a customer-driven focus and whose culture and aspirations are aligned with my own.”

Osborn, who has 8 years’ experience in asset finance underwriting and previously worked at Societe Generale, said: “I decided to join HTB as I was excited about joining a fairly new Asset Finance department, being able to add my experience to the business and help the business grow. I like the interaction I have with the brokers via phone and email. I think having access to an underwriter and a personal approach does differentiate us.”