Ellis-Calcott hired to launch specialist lending division of new UK finance broker


Nathan Ellis-Calcott

Your Expert Group, the Glasgow-based specialist finance broker being set up by serial entrepreneurs, Peter Dean and Derek McPhail, today announced it has appointed Nathan Ellis-Calcott as Director of Specialist Lending.

Withover 15 years’ experience in financial services, most recently at Edinburgh-based master broker, Thistle Finance, Ellis-Calcott will drive the development of the Your Expert Group’s soon-to-launch specialist lending division through select intermediaries and

YourExpert Group is being created out of the successful Your Mortgage Expert brand, which has been providing high street mortgage and protection products since 2006. It has been the main focus of Dean and McPhail since the sale of Carrington Dean, one of the UK’slargest insolvency practitioners, last year.

The Your Expert Group specialist lending division will provide advice on complex mortgages, secured, bridging and commercial loans, and the limited company structures and ‘Special Purpose Vehicles’ (SPVs) used by a growing number of landlords and property investors.

Given the buoyancy of the specialist finance sector in the North of England and Scotland, as developers and landlords increasingly diversify away from the saturated London and Home Counties markets, bridging and development finance will be a particular focus.

The official launch of the Your Expert Group is targeted for September 2018.

Nathan Ellis-Calcott, pictured, Director of Specialist Lending, Your Expert Group, commented:

“The specialist finance market is evolving rapidly and the vision Peter and Derek have for the Your Expert Group, which brings something entirely different to the table, is one I immediately bought into. This is a well-backed venture with a robust and scalable
infrastructure already in place and I leapt at the opportunity to be involved from the start. My role will be to introduce the full specialist lending product suite to select brokers and intermediaries around the UK.”

Peter Dean, Co-founder, Your Expert Group, added:

“To get Nathan onboard is a major coup for the Your Expert Group and will help us to realise the ambitious goals we have set out for the high growth sector that is specialist finance. His expertise, experience and contacts in the market, across both the broker
and lender environments, are second to none. This appointment hopefully underlines the extent of our commitment to what we regard to be our most exciting venture yet.”