Metro Bank appoints commercial banking director

Metro Bank appoints commercial banking director

Metro Bank has announced the appointment of Jamie Sim as a commercial banking director within its commercial real estate team.

Sim will report directly to Gabrielle Berring, director of commercial real estate, who joined the bank earlier this year and will be responsible for managing new and existing customers portfolios within the real estate sector.

Sim has over 15 years’ experience within financial services, with his most recent role as a relationship director for corporate real estate at Santander. Prior to this he spent over 10 years at RBS in a variety of roles.

The commercial real estate team supports transactions across both residential and commercial properties with loan terms of up to 25 years and the capability to assist with both investment and development deals.

Mark Stokes, managing director of commercial banking at Metro Bank, said: “I’m extremely proud of how quickly our real estate team is expanding and excited to welcome Jamie to the team. His wealth of experience and drive to put customers first is something we strive for at Metro Bank and he will help us continue our growth within the real estate sector.”

Sim added: “I have followed Metro Bank’s journey since its launch and I’m excited to be joining a customer-focused bank with simple, straightforward banking, deposit and lending products. I look forward to building key relationship with Metro Bank customers and understanding their business needs.”