Leumi UK hires Lloyds Bank veteran as hotel portfolio director

Specialist lender Leumi UK, the British subsidiary of Israel’s international financial group Leumi, has hired hotels expert Tony Burnell as a portfolio director on the company’s hotel finance desk.

With over 41 years of experience at Lloyds, nearly 17 years of which were spent as relationship director of Lloyds’ hotels team, Burnell brings an impressive breadth of experience to his new role.

Tony Burnell, portfolio director at Leumi UK, said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of Leumi UK’s well-established hotel finance team. My career at Lloyds is something I’m very proud of, but I’ve long admired Leumi UK’s expert hotels team and I’m looking forward to working with them. The hotels sector has had a turbulent time since 2020 but it’s been great to see the industry get back on its feet and lending activity pick up again.’


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