Amicus unveils commercial mortgage arm

Amicus Finance has launched Amicus Commercial Mortgages.

Amicus Commercial Mortgages will work with a select number of brokers to provide commercial mortgages across a broad range of SME sectors, property types and borrower risks.

Rob Lankey, who joined Amicus in May 2017 to strengthen its diversified lending strategy, has been appointed Managing Director of Amicus Commercial Mortgages and will work alongside David Stiff as Director of Partner Relationships.

Rob and David will work alongside a senior team which collectively has over 100 years of commercial mortgage experience.

The team will include Steve Prydderch as Head of Credit and Special Servicing; Luke Watson as Head of Underwriting, Graham Ritchie as Senior Lending Manager and Mike Williams as Head of Operations.

Rob Lankey, Managing Director at Amicus Commercial Mortgages, commented:

“I’m delighted to be launching Amicus Commercial Mortgages. Having led and established commercial mortgage businesses for most of my career, and most recently being CEO of the NACFB, I understand better than anyone what it takes to run a successful commercial mortgage operation, working alongside high quality brokers. Our panel of brokers has been carefully chosen and will be regularly reviewed and expanded with more high-quality brokers as needs dictate. Our objective is to make this new commercial mortgage business the best yet.”

David Whittaker, CEO of Mortgages for Business, said:

“The broker market will be delighted to see Rob back as Managing Director of a new specialist lender; he brings a real passion to commercial mortgages and a wholehearted commitment to service delivery and broker relationships. Joining with a team of industry stalwarts including David Stiff and Luke Watson in the front line shows the significant commitment that Amicus has made in this new venture. I’ve no doubt that the market will be looking forward to the roll-out of this proposition in the weeks ahead.”