Black & White Bridging has appointed Robert Owen to its board of directors as a non-executive director.
Owen comes from United Trust Bank where he worked for seven years.
He was recruited from United Trust Bank to create a new division specializing in home loans for the bank, becoming managing director of the mortgage and bridging divisions.
Previously, he was Managing Director of Matlock Bank, where he founded the London Mortgage Company, and Chairman of Al Rayan Bank, the first Shariah retail bank outside the Gulf.
Black & White Chief Commercial Officer Damien Druce says Owen’s appointment “gives us access to the expertise of one of the most experienced people in the industry.”
“For many years he has been at the heart of the specialist lending revolution in the UK and we are fortunate to have him with us. His intimate understanding of the industry and its financing as well as his work experience with many big city players will be invaluable to Black & White, especially at this stage of our development,” adds Druce.
Looking forward to taking on this new challenge, Owen comments: “I have known Martyn Smith and Damien Druce, CEO of Black & White, for several years and have always been impressed with their in-depth knowledge of the property development and bridge markets. complex, coupled with a clear focus on customer service to the intermediary.