Shawbrook’s New to the Pride: Peritus Corporate Finance


Steve Matthews

Shawbrook Commercial introduces the latest Strategic Broker Partner to join their growing Pride…

Darren Baker, CEO of Peritus Corporate Finance talks about the company’s aims and why they are thrilled to join Shawbrook’s Strategic Panel:

“At Peritus Corporate Finance we benefit from a 23 year track-record of providing comprehensive funding solutions for our clients across multiple lenders, with access to all relevant products. We committed ourselves to forging a reputation for putting our clients first, doing the hard work so they don’t have to. It sounds simple but that is our core responsibility and one which we never lose sight of.

“Over the last 23 years, we’ve grown from a small family business to a team of 19, with each employee bringing their own unique expertise and experience to bear for our clients. Our team covers commercial finance and private finance across all real estate asset classes, including six bankers, two fund managers, five mortgage advisors and two wealth managers plus support staff with offices in London and Newcastle. We deliver a range of different functions for our clients such as debt origination advice and assisting with the legal process, whilst also working on everything from first time buyer mortgages through to £100m plus commercial investments.

“Whatever the size or scope of the deal, we always bring the same skills to the table in order to source the best possible outcome for our broad client base. It all goes back to doing the hard work for our clients, applying our expertise to find the most suitable products and services for their individual circumstances. Naturally, we nurture strong relationships with a range of banks and specialist lenders in order to guarantee our clients get the best deal. This is the case for all of our core markets including residential development, commercial development, student accommodation and hotels (both development and investment), bridging, mezzanine and equity, land loans, residential mortgages, BTL mortgages and portfolio facilities.

Shawbrook is one of the lenders we work most regularly with and for good reason. Since the early days of our relationship, we have always enjoyed their speed of response, commercial acumen, strong knowledge of the property market and straightforward processes. In the modern lending landscape there is greater choice than ever before. The Shawbrook team do a superb job of making themselves heard above the noise and we look forward to working closely with them for many more years.”

Steve Matthews, pictured, Regional Development Manager for Shawbrook Commercial added:

Shawbrook began working with the Peritus team less than a year ago but, despite the relationship still being in its infancy, we have forged close professional ties and formed a strong knowledge of how each other’s businesses work. That has resulted in us providing a wide range of lending outcomes for their clients in a short space of time.

“Working with Darren and his team is a pleasure. They share many of the attributes that we pride ourselves on at Shawbrook – open-mindedness, professional integrity and a personal approach to service – meaning that we are very confident that they will excel in their new role as a Strategic Partner.”