Crystal appoints new Head of Bridging Finance

Crystal Specialist Finance has appointed Harriet Smith (pictured) as head of bridging finance.

Smith joins from Masthaven Bank where she previously held the position of business development manager and worked across bridging, development and mortgages.

Prior to this Smith spent nearly eight years at Borro Private Finance.

The responsibilities of the new role include delivering future growth targets and contributing to the ongoing education programme of brokers through meetings, seminars and webinars.

Smith comments: “The bridging market in the UK continues to perform well, and Crystal has a well-established position in the sector.

“I am looking forward to building on the foundations they have laid and working closely with both brokers and lenders.”

Managing director Jo Breeden adds: “Harriet needs no introduction, her knowledge, calibre and experience will be a great asset to the business.

“An appointment of this magnitude reaffirms our commitment to brokers regarding our bridging proposition, we will make great strides forward in this sector under her lead.”