CEO—Chief Executive Officer
Property Finance Advisers
London, United Kingdom
Prime Central London
United Arab Emirates
Since taking the helm as CEO at Butterfield Mortgages in 2017, Alpa Bhakta has been responsible for consolidating the firm's position as a stand-alone provider of prime property mortgages across London and the south of England for HNW clients, both UK-based and overseas. Those clients tend to be HNWs and UHNWs seeking a minimum loan of £1 million for finance against residential property.
Bhakta began her career at NatWest, where she worked from the very early age of 16. ‘It was one of the best decisions that I’ve made. It’s where I learned the fundamentals of banking and customer services – despite the views of my parents, who were not so keen about me leaving school’.
Alpa Bhakta joined Butterfield Private Bank in 2011 and successfully lead the transformation of its property finance unit, ensuring the bank was suitably positioned to meet the changing demands of its HNW clientele. In recognition of her service and achievements, Bhakta was chosen to head Butterfield Mortgages following its establishment in 2016.
Under her leadership, Butterfield Mortgages has become a leading prime property mortgage provider for both UK residents and international buyers.
Bhakta regularly appears in the media, including leading titles such as Bloomberg and the Financial Times, where she can be found offering her expert insight into prime central London property and the mortgage market.
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