Asset finance firm in rebranding

After 20 years, Norton Folgate, a London-based asset finance and leasing specialist, has changed its name to Amicus Asset Finance.

London-based Norton Folgate, which has operated in the asset finance and leasing markets for the last 20 years, has rebranded to become Amicus Asset Finance.

The rebranding follows the acquisition of Norton Folgate by Amicus Property Finance in February 2015. Amicus made the acquisition in order to expand its specialist lending capabilities to include SME asset finance and leasing, high-net-worth individual (HNWI) financing and SME business loans.

At the same time as announcing the rebranding, Amicus Asset Finance also unveiled the hiring of Jeremy Guilfoyle as COO. He was previously with Paragon Bank Business Finance (formerly Five Arrows Business Finance) and State Securities, where he held various senior management positions over a 16-year period.

Amicus recently launched a Manchester office which Amicus Asset Finance will use to expand its geographic reach and target opportunities in the north of the UK as well as the south.

Formed in 2009, Amicus is a specialist lender providing short-term property loans, SME lending and working capital solutions.