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About Us

Our Background

Who are we?

Established as the Association of Property Bankers in 1991, the organisation has gone from strength to strength over more than two decades to become the respected and vibrant group it is today, with around 500 individual members involved in real estate lending. In 2012, the organisation changed its name to the Association of Property Lenders, reflecting the wider range of debt providers in the market and the increasingly diverse membership base.

Despite the changes over the years, one thing has remained at the heart of the organisation since inception; to further the effectiveness of the real estate lending industry by fostering a community where its members can enjoy meeting, sharing and learning. The organisation has successfully achieved this by organising a varied calendar of educational and social events throughout the year, as well as working with other bodies to ensure the membership has a collective voice in the real estate lending community.

The APL is run voluntarily by a Board of elected Directors from across the industry. Our board members are shown below.

Mission Statement

Bringing together individuals in the real estate lending community providing a platform for education and progression, both personally and collectively.

Our Purpose

To bring together and educate real estate lending professionals.

Our Values

A commitment to all lenders in real estate to have a forum to meet like minded professionals and the opportunity to network and to further their real estate lending education via social events and other educational seminars. How? – Create a Board representative of the sector to deliver events throughout the year for its membership.

Our Goals

To give the membership an opportunity to network and attend seminars to further their lending knowledge. The APL will provide a forum to promote best practices of the real estate lending market. To give its members 'good value' and keep costs to a minimum, the Board will ensure good financial acumen, drive initiatives with commercial real estate professionals e.g. Lawyers & Valuers and work with other organisations and professional bodies to ensure that the real estate lending community has a voice.

Our Board Members

Neil Odom-Haslett

Neil Odom-Haslett

President
Adrian Poole

Adrian Poole

Vice President
Diane Wonfor

Diane Wonfor

Treasurer
Adam Groves

Adam Groves

Vice President
Caroline Snowden

Caroline Snowden

Director
Tom Berens

Tom Berens

Director
Emma Jack (nee Hallgren)

Emma Jack (nee Hallgren)

Director
Paul Homewood

Paul Homewood

Joint Membership Secretary
Steffan Goold

Steffan Goold

Director
Catherine Thorniley

Catherine Thorniley

Joint Membership Secretary
Martin Read

Martin Read

Director
Nick Kilbey

Nick Kilbey

Director