Castle Trust Bank has appointed Jason Neale as sales director.

Neale, who begins his new role in October, is currently head of buy-to-let lending at Axis Bank UK, and has previously held sales director roles at Magellan Homeloans, First Complete Network (Primis) and Infinity Mortgages.

As Sales Director, he will work closely with intermediaries and distribution partners of Castle Trust Bank as the bank increases the number of brokers with whom it works and builds upon its existing offering to meet the needs of buy to let landlords and high net worth individuals.

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Barry Searle, managing director of mortgages at Castle Trust Bank, said: “Our banking licence provides us with the opportunity to broaden our offering for brokers and their clients and we have very exciting plans for the future.

“So, it was important for us to recruit the right person to take those plans to market and ensure that we are communicating our evolving proposition clearly and effectively.

“Jason has a huge amount of experience in this market and he exudes the professionalism and high standards that we work to at Castle Trust Bank.

“I’m looking forward to Jason starting his role and working together

Neale said: “There’s never been a better time to join Castle Trust Bank.

“It has always been well-respected in the market for its common-sense approach to delivering solutions for clients and its banking licence opens the doors to help even more customers.

“With no reliance on capital markets or third party funders, the bank is well placed to expand its proposition so I can’t wait to get started.”