Abbey has appointed Ian Loveys from Barclays Capital to its new real estate finance division, which is headed by Susan Geddes

Loveys will be originating corporate real estate transactions in the institutional market to large corporate and public limited companies. He was previously at Barclays Capital, where he worked as an originator in the European real estate finance team, focusing on CMBS (commercial mortgage-backed securities). Before that he worked in the structured property finance teams at Barclays and RBS Corporate Banking.

Abbey is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, the largest bank in the eurozone by market capitalisation.