Hampshire Trust Bank has announced that it has appointed of Charles McDowell as Managing Director of the Banks’s Specialist Mortgages Division with effect from 1 October 2018.

McDowell has worked for Aldermore Bank since 2014, latterly as Commercial Director (Mortgages). He started his career at Deloitte. Charles will sit on HTB’s Executive Committee and will report directly to the bank’s CEO, Matthew Wyles.

Matthew Wyles said: “Charles is a rising star in the mortgage market and I am pleased beyond words that he has agreed to join us. Our specialist lending business has massive, untapped potential and I know that Charles will lead the division with energy, flair and skill. He will be supported by Alex Upton who has just joined us as Sales Director – they will be a formidable double act. I want HTB to be a magnet for the best and brightest talent in the market and Charles’ appointment is testament to that commitment.”