Raphaels Bank aims to boost equipment leasing by new appointment signing

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Raphaels Bank, one of the UK’s leading independent banks with a strong pedigree in motor and commercial asset-based finance has appointed Ashley Davies to head up its growing asset finance division in the role of business development manager.

Davies is an experienced asset finance specialist with over 35 years’ experience working within the UK finance industry.

Previous appointments include six years with ING Lease (UK) Ltd as manager – dealer & manufacturer management and sales management positions with four other ‘blue chip’ companies operating in the business / motor finance sector.

As business development manager, Davies is to work closely with a network of commercial finance brokers across the UK to support their business growth, through flexible lending solutions for various hard assets including cars, commercial vehicles, plant, equipment and machinery.

Raphaels’ aim is to be competitive in the commercial asset based lending market by providing a more personalised assessment of a business’s individual needs, and a flexible, high-quality sales orientated service.

Carl Virgo, head of lending at Raphaels Bank commented: “Commercial brokers contribute to the core of our business and Ashley will ensure we maintain our focus on delivering competitive, quality and speedy finance solutions to their SME customers.  An industry professional, with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record in sales, risk assessment & new business operation, he is a valuable addition to our team.  He will be a key figure in further building Raphaels Bank’s reputation in the commercial lending arena, complementing our strong market position already seen in motor finance.”