Ex-NatWest Director Joins Mint Bridging

Peter Howarth joins Mint Bridging

Bridging lender, Mint Bridging has confirmed the hiring of Peter Howarth as Credit Manager within the team, headed by Andrew Lazare.

Peter brings a wealth of experience as he previously spent 35 years at NatWest in the UK Real Estate division handling a portfolio of clients.

He has been tasked with Client and Transaction Management Risk for Mint Bridging.

Peter said “I am so pleased to join Mint Bridging in this newly created role. My experience to identify issues early and to mitigate risks to loans by challenging assumptions is where my real skills lie.  Mint was brave enough to see that the volumes of loans currently, and forecasted to go through this year, required a dedicated person to ensure the smoothness of the transactions.”

Andrew Lazare commented: “We are delighted that Peter has joined us. His expertise in this role will be a huge benefit to the growth plans for Mint Bridging. We are having our busiest quarter and Peter’s input will be part of our success and enable our loans to process smoother and faster.”

Mint Bridging has been operating since 2011, offering uniquely structured, handcrafted short-term bridging loans (up to £5 million) to be used towards property purchases, refinance, second charge loans or development projects. As the business is privately funded, lending decisions are not dictated by third party financiers, resulting in Mint’s brand strategy generating faster loan conversions. Mint Bridging has a team of over 30 employees, including six mandated underwriters headed by Richard Showman. The business is run by Andrew Lazare and industry magnate, Mark Abrahams.