Close Finance, the personal, business and vehicle lending firm with offices in Jersey and Guernsey, has welcomed Graeme Hebenton to the team as Head of Commercial Lending in Jersey.
Graeme’s appointment marks the next phase in Close Finance’s growth, as it expands its business loan offering.
Graeme (pictured) has over 40 years of experience in finance in the UK and Jersey, working in the banking sector. For most of this time, he has worked with many small and medium sized businesses, providing relationship management support and debt funding solutions. With his knowledge, Graeme will be integral in enabling Close Finance to support trading businesses in the Channel Islands with their asset finance and business funding requirements.
Kevin Allen, Managing Director for Close Finance said: “This is an exciting time for the business, and we’re thrilled to welcome Graeme to the team. Not only have we gained an individual with a fantastic set of skills and expertise, but Graeme’s addition means we’re now in the perfect position to drive our expansion plans in the commercial lending sector of the business.”
Close Finance already has a track record of working with large-scale businesses in Jersey. This year, it celebrated one of its biggest commercial deals on record with BGR Limited, provider of specialist piling and foundation solutions to Jersey’s construction industry.
On joining Close Finance, Graeme said: “I look forward to the exciting new challenge of my role with Close Finance. Being able to spearhead the commercial lending team is a fantastic opportunity, and I’m eager to see what the future holds for both my own professional development and for the business. I also look forward to growing a commercial team around me, strengthening Close Finance’s business lending offering.”