Martine Catton to set-up direct sales channel at Aldermore Invoice Finance

POSTED: 12th July 2012
IN: Newsroom

Martine Catton has been tasked with establishing a direct business channel on behalf of the Invoice Finance division of new British bank, Aldermore.

Based in Aldermore's Manchester office, Martine was previously responsible for the North West sales operation at Aldermore Invoice Finance. She now becomes Head of Direct Sales, reporting to Commercial Director, Ross McFarlane.

Prior to joining Aldermore, Martine was Regional Sales Director for Cattles Invoice Finance. She has more than twenty years experience gained in the business banking market, having also worked for an independent factor and as a Corporate Manager with Barclays Bank.

Martine Catton said: "Although the majority of Aldermore's invoice finance business is currently introduced via professional advisers, we also receive enquiries direct from business owners. Our objective is to give owners of small and medium sized businesses a wider choice of how they can access our services; they can either use the services of an adviser or deal direct if they prefer.

"Over the course of the coming months I will be looking at all potential business channels, including the internet. This is an exciting opportunity and one which compliments and enhances Aldermore's existing new business strategy."

Ross McFarlane said: "Martine has an extensive knowledge both of the invoice finance market and of Aldermore's operations and capability. She's the perfect candidate for this new role and I would like to wish her every success for the future."

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Notes to Editors

About Aldermore

Aldermore is a new British bank and one of the best capitalised banks in the UK. With backing provided by AnaCap and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Morgan Stanley's Private Equity Fund of Funds business and new investment from the consortium of funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Honeywell Capital Management and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Aldermore raises deposits from consumers and lends to homeowners and small and medium sized businesses.

As a British bank, Aldermore is regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is registered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which means customers' savings are protected up to the statutory limit of £85,000 per person. Aldermore is also a member of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Aldermore markets its lending products via professional financial advisers and specialist commercial finance brokers located throughout England and Wales.

About AnaCap Financial Partners

Established in 2005, AnaCap is Europe's largest specialist private equity investment advisor in the financial services sector. Based in London and investing across Europe, AnaCap advises funds with more than €1 billion under management. AnaCap's funds invest in businesses with high growth potential and strong management teams. AnaCap works with management teams to improve infrastructure and business processes. It employs sophisticated, twenty-first century technology to create low cost, scalable, sustainable and highly digital based platforms. AnaCap's day-to-day support allows management to pursue growth strategies in the most efficient and effective manner.

AnaCap's team of professionals also assists investee companies in assessing and reducing key credit and market risks. This expertise in risk and liability management is a key factor in the strong performance of AnaCap's portfolio.

The success of AnaCap's investment strategy and team has attracted investment from highly regarded global institutional investors including Goldman Sachs, Allianz, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Honeywell, State of New Jersey and Adams Street Partners.

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