Appointment: First National Bank
First National Bank has appointed Doug Lambert and Kevin Higgins as underwriting managers of the bank’s specialist centralised commercial mortgages division, First National Commercial Banking (FNCB), based in Harrow. Mr Higgins’ main area of responsibility will be as part of FNCB’s specialist team underwriting commercial loan applications for business ventures in the residential care and nursing home sector. Mr Lambert’s remit will cover business properties across the range of FNCB’s specialist lending areas including residential care and nursing homes, retail, industrial, licensed and hotel trade, and office premises. The appointments are the latest in a series, consolidating a period of expansion which has seen FNCB increase its business volumes by 100% in two years.