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Harriet Smith joins Crystal as head of bridging

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

She joins from Masthaven, where she served as a BDM, and prior to that she had the same role at Borro Private Finance.

In her new post, she will be responsible for delivering future growth targets and play an important role in CSF’s education programme for brokers through meetings, seminars and webinars.

Bridging finance made up 30% of CSF’s completions in 2018, with the average time from application to completion down by 12%.

“The bridging market in the UK continues to perform well, and Crystal has a well-established position in the sector,” said Harriet.

“I am looking forward to building on the foundations they have laid and raising the bar still further, working closely with both brokers and lenders to deliver exceptional results.”

Jo Breeden, managing director at CSF, added: “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.”

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