Hampshire Trust Bank looks to the North to support SMEs

Hampshire Trust Bank’s (HTB) Development Finance division completed its first loan in September 2014 and has since built a strong presence and reputation in London, the South East and adjoining regions.

The team has witnessed huge growth in London and the South East and is now expanding on the ground operations in the North, a region that has traditionally been under-banked in property development lending.

Today, the division announced the opening of its new Northern Headquarters, which will be based in Leeds city centre. The new office will expand HTB’s offering and geographical footprint into the North East, the North West, Yorkshire and Humber, a region capable of generating strong growth.

This permanent office will help further establish the bank in that region and help develop the existing relationships in these areas. This expansion forms part of the banks wider strategy to increase its funding support for SMEs in the region.

The North of England has huge untapped potential. Our deep understanding of the property finance market, coupled with our new Leeds HQ, positions us well to become the go to lender for SME housebuilders throughout the region.

North of England operations are led by Neil Leitch, a Director in Development Finance. He is currently supported by David Whitehouse, Regional Lending Manager (Yorkshire and The Humber) and Paul Fellowes, Regional Lending Manager (Manchester and The North West).

To contact the Leeds team please call 01133 603 270 or email [email protected]