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

Vantage Finance has appointed Tesco Bank’s Jon Daniels as sales director and revealed ambitious growth plans for the next three years.

 

Daniels brings over 19 years of experience in financial services sales, most recently heading up insurance partnerships for Tesco Bank. Prior to this he was head of protection insurance at the bank with responsibility for growing revenue and profit for the division.

 

He also held numerous...

06 Oct 16

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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 Private 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 working with...

02 Jul 16

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Stamp duty hikes: no need to panic!

With the upcoming stamp duty hikes for buy-to-let properties just around the corner, there’s a palpable sense of anticipation amongst professionals as to how the market will react come April 1st. I have come across various articles recently forecasting a mass market exit and even the “death” of the buy-to-let...

18 May 16

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A big year for bridging finance

For many industries, January can feel like a somewhat sluggish month compared to the buzz of Christmas and year end. But for the bridging industry, the start of 2016 is anything but a time for complacency. Following the sector’s unprecedented growth in 2015, brokers have a lot to look forward...

05 May 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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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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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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Vantage Point report reveals lender sentiment still positive on specialist finance market

A new report into specialist property investment finance shows lenders are still largely positive about the market. Vantage Finance, one of the UK’s leading master brokers, has released its inaugural Vantage Point report, which gives an overview of certain aspects of the specialist lending market from the perspective of 32...

01 Mar 16

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Void periods: an important consideration in any BTL investor’s business

The buy-to-let (BTL) market is continuing to boom thanks to a number of factors contributing to steady tenant demand across the country. Figures from lender Paragon Mortgages last month revealed the average void period for the third quarter of 2015 fell below the record low of 2.6 weeks per annum....

01 Mar 16

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The Mortgage Credit Directive and consumer vs business BTL

After much anticipation the Mortgage Credit Directive is finally here. Whilst lenders and brokers operating in the first and second charge market have had ample time to adapt their processes and procedures ahead of the changes, the new legislation also has implications for those advising on buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages. The...

01 Mar 16

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When bridging works for businesses

The bridging market continues to grow at an impressive rate, with recent figures from West One revealing a 30% increase in annual gross lending in the twelve months to the end of June. As we surpass the previous record for annual lending, we can see that the bridging market has...

01 Mar 16

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