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Investec appoints new head of Asset Finance

Investec appoints new head of Asset Finance

Investec has appointed Andy Hart as head of its Asset Finance Group (AFG), effective from 11th April 2016.

The AFG comprises of a number of distinct business units including sales aid broker, block discounting, materials handling/supplier financing, consumer point of sale and more structured corporate lending.

Prior to his appointment, Hart held a number of senior positions within the asset finance and consumer finance markets.  Previous roles include: CEO of Shop Direct Finance, one of the UK’s largest non-bank lenders and the owner of Littlewoods and Very; and Managing Director Lombard North Central plc, the UK’s largest Asset Finance Company.

Hart has over 20 years’ experience in the UK asset and consumer finance markets and a proven track record of implementing market leading technologies.

Hart commented: “I am delighted to join the Asset Finance Group. Over the last 10 years it has grown into a successful and sustainable platform for Investec, with the core business providing finance to more than 100,000 SMEs and corporates.

"I am excited to  join such a great team, look forward to helping drive growth, developing new distinctive product offerings and ensuring that we continue to deliver our market leading customer service.”

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