Connect for Intermediaries welcomes West One Loans to its bridging panel


Liz Syms

Connect for Intermediaries has added West One Loans to its growing panel of bridging lenders. West One Loans specialises in complex and higher value bridging loan cases.  It will provide brokers using Connect with even more choice of regulated and unregulated bridging loans, as well as first and second charge bridging.

This brings the number of lenders on Connect for Intermediaries bridging panel to 16 and comes just two weeks after Connect for Intermediaries announced its partnership with Octane Capital.

Brokers will be able to access West One loans either through Connect’s specialist mortgage network or through Connect for Intermediaries packager.  The packager offers specialist mortgages solutions not only to DAs but also to ARs of other networks, who find that their own network’s offering is too restrictive or doesn’t help their clients with more complex needs.

West One will provide brokers using Connect for Intermediaries with a comprehensive range of products and services including:

  • LTV’s up to 75%
  • Rates from 0.55% a month
  • First and second charge bridging loans
  • Regulated and unregulated bridging
  • Dedicated sales support across the UK.


Liz Syms, pictured, CEO of Connect for Intermediaries said:

“The opportunity to work with innovative specialist bridging lenders like West One Loans and Octane Capital helps brokers using Connect for Intermediaries to provide a wider range of solutions to their clients in need of a bridging loan.  West One will broaden what we can offer to brokers and I know that their addition to our panel will be highly valued to the brokers that we work with.

“Brokers are at the heart of everything we do. Therefore, this latest addition to our panel demonstrates our growing commitment to delivering a comprehensive and competitive panel which is truly reflective of the market and the needs of both our DAs and ARs.”

Marie Grundy, sales director at West One Loans said:

“Fast, flexible decision-making is at the heart of West One’s approach to bridging. It is critical to have a partner like Connect for Intermediaries, who really understands the requirements of the bridging market.  They have an outstanding reputation for helping brokers and their clients to find the right solution, so we are really pleased to be a valued addition to its panel.”