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Finitive expands into Europe with appointment of Andrew Holgate

By Megha Bhattacharya

May 24, 2021

  • Europe
  • Finitive
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FinitivePrivate credit marketplace Finitive today announced that it has named Andrew Holgate to lead Finitive’s European initiatives as the company’s Managing Director – Head of Europe. In this UK-based role, Holgate will develop and maintain the company’s relationships throughout Europe with non-bank lenders seeking financing, such as specialty finance companies, online lenders, marketplace lenders and private credit funds.

“Andrew’s experience and relationships in the European lending and fintech markets will support Finitive’s objective to expand its platform to more borrowers globally,” said Finitive founder and CEO Jon Barlow. “European fintechs will benefit from partnering with Finitive to gain efficient access to the 650+ institutional investors on our platform that are actively allocating to private credit.”

Holgate brings 20 years of operational and lending experience in both traditional and alternative finance, including roles at GE Capital, Euler Hermes and RBS Group. In 2012 he co-founded one of the UK’s leading peer-to-peer lenders in the property market. More recently he founded Equitivo, one of Europe’s leading dedicated fintech consultancy and advisory businesses. His experience in running a platform makes him a unique advisor, able to work in multiple disciplines, and a trusted partner to his clients.

“Finitive’s mission to make private credit transactions fast and accessible through technology and proprietary data is revolutionary, and is a welcome and much-needed addition to the European market,” said Mr. Holgate. “The Finitive platform vastly shortens the time it takes to for borrowers and investors to find each other. I’m thrilled to bring my experience and lending knowledge to the Finitive team.”

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