Bridging Loan Authors

Our collection of contributors

Laura Miller

Laura Miller is a freelance journalist who writes about money and business. She regularly appears in UK national and trade newspapers and magazines, and has previously worked for ITV News and the Telegraph among others. Find her on twitter @thatlaurawrites

Leah Milner

Leah Milner is an award-winning money, property and consumer affairs journalist who has written for titles across the national and trade press. She is also passionate about improving mental health awareness and regularly speaks on the subject at events. You can follow Leah on Twitter @leahmilner.

Helen Crane

Helen Crane is a freelance journalist specialising in property and personal finance. She previously worked at London daily newspaper City A.M and on the trade publication, Property Week.

Joanne Atkin

Joanne Atkin is an award winning, freelance journalist and has written for both trade and consumer press. She is the former Editor of Mortgage Finance Gazette, What Mortgage and The Money Pages and has previously worked for a major lender.

Paresh Raja

Paresh Raja has an extensive background at one of the Big 4 consultancy firms, specialising in structured finance, and a long-standing career in the commercial and specialist lending sector. He is therefore well placed to discuss anything bridging finance specific, or business more generally. Paresh is now the CEO at Market Financial Solutions which he has developed to become a leading name in the bridging finance space.

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina is chief strategy officer at Blend Network, which provides development finance and bridging loans to experienced small and medium (SME) property developers across the UK regions.

Nick Jones

Nick Jones is commercial director of Roma Finance, an independent lender offering short term bridging loans on residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Brian Rubins

Brian Rubins is the Executive Chairman of Alternative Bridging Corporation, a principal lender, offering the widest range of short and mid-term products, to the property industry and business community as well as bridging loans to homeowners.

Tiba Raja

Tiba Raja is a specialist in both banking and finance, having worked at Aviva, HSBC’s Investment arm and Goldman Sachs before launching Market Financial Solutions in 2006, where she works persistently in the background as Executive Director. Tiba is an expert in strategy and business development, as well as being dedicated to philanthropy – focusing mainly on children’s charities.

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison is Director of Business Development at Stretton Capital, a privately funded principal lender offering bridging and development finance up to £5m on residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural security in England and Wales.

Jonathan Newman

Jonathan is Senior Partner at Brightstone Law. He specialises in Property Finance Litigation, Professional Negligence, recovery actions, insolvency matters and complex banking recovery actions.

Barry Searle

Barry Searle is Managing Director, Property at Castle Trust Bank. Launched in 2012, Castle Trust quickly became a key player in the specialist lending market, and became Castle Trust Bank when they received their full banking license in June 2020.

Jemima Hayes

Jemima is a Junior Underwriter at MFS, dealing with enquiries from both intermediaries and direct clients. MFS is an independent bridging finance provider that arranges fast and flexible bridging loans.

Alpa Bhakta

Alpa Bhakta is the CEO of Butterfield Mortgages Limited. Part of the Butterfield Group and a subsidiary of The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited. Butterfield Mortgages Limited is a London-based prime property mortgage provider with a particular focus on the needs of UK and international HNWIs

Jonathan Rubins

Jonathan is a Director at Alternative Bridging Corporation, a principal lender, offering the widest range of short and mid-term products, to the property industry and business community as well as bridging loans to homeowners.

Tony Sanchez

Tony is the founder of Clara Media, a leading media, publishing and advertising company for the UK finance industry since 2012. Previously, he ran the alternative investment consultancy Clara Capital. He has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance, including a period with Lloyds TSB Offshore and International Private Banking, specialising in UHNW property finance, tax and investments.

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