Brian Sumner

Brian Sumner - Independent Chairman: Credit Risk Committee

Brian Sumner
Independent Chairman: Credit Risk Committee

Brian has over 50 years’ experience in the asset-based lending market. He has founded and successfully sold two profitable businesses in the invoice discounting and factoring sector.

In 1983, Brian joined Bank of Boston where he founded Boston Financial as the first specialist confidential invoice discounter/receivables financier in the UK. Boston Financial was acquired by the TSB Group, where he continued on in a senior management role. Boston Financial was the precursor of Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance. In 1989, Brian founded Causeway Invoice Discounting with venture capital, which was then acquired by N.M. Rothschild Bank in 1996 and re-branded under the name Five Arrows. Other languages spoken: French