Invest & Fund has appointed Colin Ness, former Nat West and Santander relationship director, to originate residential development and bridging loans across the South West region of England.

Colin has more than 20 years’ property experience gained at HSBC, Nationwide, NatWest and Santander. He joins Invest & Fund from his most recent position as Relationship Director with NatWest.

‘I’m delighted to be joining Invest & Fund, and helping the team deliver a competitive, trusted service to the development industry. The fundamentals of the credit assessment process are very similar to that of a bank, but the way the business sources finance is very innovative. I’m very keen to introduce the business to my network as an alternative source of finance.

Colin joins a team of 5 BDMs originating loans across England and Wales and his appointment supports Invest & Fund’s ambitious growth target of 10 BDMs in place by end of 2018.