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Secure Trust Bank strengthens motor finance team

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SECURE Trust Bank has strengthened its motor finance team with two senior sales appointments to support continued growth in the sector.

Estelle McConnell, pictured right, has been appointed to the newly created role of head of sales – broker, online and key accounts.

She has worked in motor finance for many years, most recently heading up a regional sales team for Close Brothers Motor Finance managing dealer and broker relationships. Estelle was also business development manager – motor for HBOS for over five years.


Ciara Raison, left, has joined the bank in the newly-created role of head of dealer sales where she will be responsible for growing market share within the franchised and independent dealer sector.

She was previously head of sales for Close Brothers Motor Finance and has also worked for Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Aviva.

The appointments coincide with a growth in motor finance balances reported by the bank in the first half of 2018 to £272 million, compared with £258.4 million in the first half of 2017.

David Mercer, managing director of Secure Trust Bank Motor Finance, said: ‘I would like to welcome Estelle and Ciara to the motor finance team.

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‘They both have a wealth of experience which will be invaluable as we focus our efforts on expanding our motor finance offering.’

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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