Optimum Credit has added to its sales team with the recruitment of Matthew Batte as business development manager for the south.
Batte, who has previously worked at Optimum Credit, has more than 14 years’ experience in the industry and joins from Shawbrook Bank, where he was a senior relationship manager.
He will work with brokers in the south of the country to help meet their clients’ capital raising requirements.
Simon Mules, commercial director at Optimum Credit, said: “I’d like to welcome Matthew back to Optimum Credit. He has a great pedigree in second charge lending and will be a huge asset to our business and brokers.
“We continue to lead the way in this market, and we have ambitious growth plans for the business as part of the Pepper Money group.”
Batte added: “It’s clearly a very exciting time to be joining Optimum Credit.
“Not only has the lender bounced back from the pandemic, but the closer collaboration with Pepper Money will open up new opportunities for brokers and customers.”