We are delighted to have appointed another experienced agricultural banker, Peter Reynolds, to help us deliver mortgage and finance solutions to farm and rural businesses in the South West of England.
Peter joins us from NatWest. He is a well-known figure amongst farmers and rural professionals in Devon and Cornwall, having spent 16 years working as a dedicated NatWest relationship manager for agriculture, rural businesses and renewable energies.
Peter’s banking career amounts to nearly 34 years and during this time he has gained a broad range of skills from branch management to credit analysis and audit, but it was working in the agricultural community that gave him the greatest enjoyment and interest.
Peter says, “I look forward to building on my existing relationships within the local agricultural community and helping farm businesses to grow and achieve their goals.”
“With the uncertainty of Brexit ahead, farms need to be in a strong financial position and be flexible to adapt to any changes. Checking all finance arrangements to see if they offer the most appropriate deal for the farm’s needs, exploring the whole market and not just sticking with their current bank, could help them save money or put farms in a more flexible cash position.”
“As they are independent of any bank or lender, R&BS have a strong reputation for delivering successful lending outcomes. I will build on this track record and help farms in the South West be in a better position to face any challenges ahead by finding them the most suitable funding from a wide range of lenders,” says Peter.
Rob Lister, Director of R&BS says: “Peter’s appointment further strengthens the R&BS team and allows us to develop a stronger presence in the South West. Peter’s agricultural banking knowledge and experience will be of great benefit to farmers in the region as he guides them through the minefield of mortgages, structures business plans and lending applications, and negotiates with multiple lenders on their behalf.”
Peter will be working with farms, estates, rural businesses and professional advisors in Devon, Cornwall and parts of Dorset and Somerset. He can help clients source funding for any business investments including land purchase, new buildings, and leisure or diversification projects as well as business and finance restructuring.
* R&BS are always looking to work with people with banking or finance experience and an understanding of agricultural issues. If you have a strong customer service ethic and want to discuss opportunities with R&BS, please get in touch. *