Dragonfly posts record numbers for 2013

By Bridging Loan Directory -


London, 30 January 2014 – Dragonfly Property Finance, the UK’s largest short- and medium-term lender, today announced record numbers for 2013.

Last year, Dragonfly completed on 65% more loans than it did during 2012, while the total value of completed loans in 2013 was 108% higher than the year before.

Agreements in principle (AIPs) also rose significantly last year, both in terms of numbers and value. Dragonfly made 42% more AIPs during 2013, with a value 38% higher than the previous calendar year.

Dragonfly, which launched in 2009, continues to outperform the market and is targeting, in the short term, £1bn of completed loans.

Its new commercial bridging loan range, headed by Ludo Mackenzie, and recent acquisition by Octopus Capital, will add to its momentum and enable it to target even more market share.

Jonathan Samuels, CEO, Dragonfly Property Finance, commented:

“2013 was the busiest year for Dragonfly by a distance. The understanding of short- and medium-term finance has matured considerably and this, coupled with improving economic and market conditions, has seen the demand for our products soar. With our recent acquisition by Octopus Capital, we are well positioned to continue on this growth trajectory during the course of 2014. In January we have already had an exceptional start to the year: there is no sign whatsoever of a let-up in demand.”