Intermediary firm MAF Finance Group has recently hired Sarah Parkin as regional sales director. With over 30 years of experience in financial services and specializing in asset finance, Parkin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role. She will be based in Essex and will oversee the firm’s operations in the South and East of England.
Prior to joining MAF Finance Group, Parkin spent six years at Lloyds Banking Group as a regional manager, HP and leasing. She also worked at Lombard Asset Finance for 13 years as a senior relationship manager.
At MAF Finance Group, Parkin will be responsible for sourcing asset finance for small and medium businesses. The firm offers advice on finance for property acquisition, business assets, debt structuring, and other solutions.
Parkin expressed her enthusiasm for joining MAF Finance Group, stating, “Over the last 14 years, MAF has established a reputation based on the lending skills of the expert team it has built and their commitment to providing the best funding options for clients from a wide panel of banks and alternative funders. I am excited to be part of such a dynamic business and look forward to playing a part in its continued success.”
Sue Chapman, joint managing director of MAF Finance Group, emphasized the importance of investing in the growth and development of the team as the demand for specialist lending services increases. Chapman believes Parkin’s extensive experience in asset finance will further strengthen the firm, enabling them to work with more businesses across the South and East to structure the finance deals they need in order to scale up.
In her role as commercial editor at Mortgage Solutions, Shekina reports on current events in the mortgage market and works with financial clients to produce sponsored content. She brings over four years of experience in the B2B publishing market and has previously worked in industries such as accounting, pet, funeral, hospitality, retail, and jewellery trades.
Overall, the addition of Sarah Parkin to the MAF Finance Group team will undoubtedly enhance their capabilities in asset finance and contribute to their ongoing success in providing financing options for businesses in the South and East of England.