Roma Finance finds strength in numbers following successful relaunch


Scott Marshall Roma Finance

Roma Finance, the bridging, buy-to-let and development finance lender, is continuing to bring back its sales staff from furlough leave following its successful re-launch earlier this month. Roma came back into the market, following a short pause, with an exciting AVM solution as well as a completely new and innovative desktop valuation product.

The broker facing sales team will nearly be back to full strength, with the exception of one person who is unable to return due to personal reasons and Roma Finance is continuing to support this individual on full pay. This positive decision follows a significant influx of new enquiries and the next step along the road to the ‘new normal’.

Roma Finance made the decision to temporarily cease accepting new applications at the end of March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team used the time to innovate and explore new technologies which allowed the business to complete its pipeline as well as release monies on sites it was already funding during lockdown, while still respecting social distancing regulations.

Some members of the sales team remained in place throughout the lockdown period to provide service to its broker partners and a larger customer service team was created to ensure Roma could proactively support all its borrowers.

Scott Marshall, pictured, Managing Director, Roma Finance, said:

“Nothing could make me happier than bringing our team back and so I am delighted we are taking this step. The current climate is already creating new buying opportunities for our customers, and we are thrilled with the response we have had to our new innovations.

Our track record and strong relationships with our funding lines have allowed us to put these exciting new solutions in place, and we will continue to innovate to ensure Roma remains at the cutting edge of the latest technology to support the market. We are a transparent and positive business by nature and we are optimistic about the future and keen to continue moving forward.”