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Secure Trust Bank has added further expertise to its Commercial Finance arm, with the appointment of Vincent Walker as Regional Sales Director to its London office.

Bringing more than 20 years of finance experience, Vincent has worked across structured and trade finance as well as alternative credit. He is a specialist in deal origination and structuring, with previous roles including senior positions at JP Morgan, Barclays Capital and Natwest, and most recently three and a half years as deal manager at Blackstar Asset Management.

At Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance, Vincent will be responsible for supporting businesses in London and the South East of England, through the bank's range of flexible asset-based lending and invoice finance products. He will work closely with management teams, advisors and private equity to deliver tailored facilities that meet the needs of their business on an individual basis.

Originally established in 2014, Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance operates across the country with offices in London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. It uses its network of regional offices to work closely with management teams across the UK to provide flexible asset-based lending solutions tailored to each business.

Recent transactions completed in London and South East include a £12m combined facility for leading hobby and toy specialist Hornby Hobbies Ltd, headquartered in Margate, and a £16m invoice discounting facility for Surrey-based dash cam developer and manufacturer, Nextbase.

Vincent Walker said: "As the investment and economic landscape continues to evolve, it's an exciting time to join the Commercial Finance team at Secure Trust Bank. The team has enjoyed impressive growth over the past eight years and has high ambitions. Added to that, there's vast experience in the team, and its collaborative nature provides the ideal environment for me to hone my own skills and support businesses across the region."

Richard Foote, Regional Managing Director of London and South East at Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance, said: "Vincent has a broad range of experience in both the traditional and alternative lending space. His background and skillset will be of great benefit to both the Bank and the businesses that we support. This is an important investment as we seek to build upon the growth we have achieved in recent years by supporting more businesses in the region."