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When to discuss short-term finance with property professionals

Property developers of all shapes and sizes can suddenly find themselves in need of a rapid cash injection for a number of reasons. But the fact that more than half of SME house builders cite ‘lack of finance’ as one of their biggest obstacles suggests that traditional lenders are falling short in meeting their needs. For brokers, this opens up a valuable opportunity: to educate...

18 Sep 18

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Vantage Finance appoints ex-Tesco Bank key partnerships head as sales director

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Limited 2-year 3.59% fixed rate residential mortgage

top view desk With a recent RICS survey reporting it’s more difficult to sell a property now than a year ago – it certainly feels...

24 Jul 18

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Strategic partner exclusive product for light refurbishment projects

architectural plans Recent times have proved difficult for property investors. Changes from lenders and regulators have made refinancing and raising further capital that little...

16 Jul 18

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Commentary

Lucy Hodge is managing director of Vantage Finance

Rewind the clock just five years and the term ‘specialist lending’ wasn’t one bandied about the mortgage market. Now, every trade publication worth its salt has an entire section dedicated to the sector. But just because the name specialist finance is new, the notion is not. Every adviser is well...

06 Oct 16

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Vantage appoints new Finance Director to steer growth plans

Vantage Finance, one of the UK’s leading master brokers, has announced the appointment of James Hussey as its new Finance Director.

James is the former CFO of Fitch Learning, a division of the Fitch Group, which provides web-based financial information services and training to blue chip organisations around the globe.

James’ new...

27 Sep 16

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Commentary

Market Update

It’s a funny time to be writing about the state of the market. Several months on from the Brexit referendum and despite our new prime minister’s assurances that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, no-one really knows what Brexit actually means. The uncertainty is palpable and while it’s far too early to see...

09 Sep 16

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Continued growth with new appointments at Vantage Finance

Vantage Finance continues to grow as one of the UK’s leading master brokers with four additions to its specialist team. The master broker is also supporting its staff to study for the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP), as it looks to raise the bar for specialist distributors and...

02 Sep 16

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Now is the time to invest for the future

It’s no secret the bridging industry is booming; the West One Bridging Index showed a 35% increase in the value of bridging loans written in the year ending April 2015, and with the Conservative election win extinguishing fears of a mansion and non- domicile tax, it seems likely that bridging...

02 Sep 16

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Vantage Finance appoints industry heavyweight

David Barral, the former CEO of Aviva’s life insurance business, has been appointed as Chairman of Vantage Finance, one of the UK’s leading master brokers. David joins Vantage’s Board at an exciting time for the business, following investment from private equity firm, Chiltern Capital, earlier this month. He will be...

02 Jun 16

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Vantage Finance creates…

Vantage Finance, one of the UK’s leading master brokers, has announced the creation of a dedicated business development team, to help grow its broker network across the UK.

Vantage has appointed two Business Development Managers: Sashi Butcher and Jules Dias, who will work alongside the company’s Head of Sales, Tim Bennett,...

04 May 16

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Commentary

Private equity investment

Vantage Finance has secured inward investment from private equity firm, Chiltern Capital. The investment marks a significant new chapter in Vantage Finance’s story, and will enable the business to continue its ambitious growth strategy as one of the UK’s leading master brokers.

Chiltern Capital has taken a significant minority stake in...

01 May 16

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Commentary

Bridging shouldn’t be the answer to tougher affordability tests

I recently saw some research by MTF that found a rising number of brokers are resorting to bridging loans for clients who fail to secure a mortgage. I was surprised to find that in the fourth quarter of 2015, more than half of brokers turned to bridging finance as an...

22 Apr 16

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Dedicated business development team

Vantage has appointed two Business Development Managers: Sashi Butcher and Jules Dias, who will work alongside the company’s Head of Sales, Tim Bennett, as part of a new dedicated team. The pair will be responsible for generating and managing fresh business leads and developing Vantage’s growing network of brokers and...

10 Apr 16

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