Smart Money adds West One to lending panel


Marie Grundy

Specialist finance broker Smart Money has added West One Loans to its second charge lending panel.

The move will allow Smart Money’s introducer partners to access West One’s extensive range of second charge mortgage solutions.

Having piloted second charge mortgages earlier in the year, West One has also recently expanded its sales team to support growth in both its core bridging business and new business lines including second charge lending.

The lender offers a variety of second charge lending solutions and has built a strong reputation for taking time to understand individual borrower’s needs, combined with an in-depth understanding of the specialist mortgage markets.

Paul Crewe, Managing Director at Smart Money Ltd, commented:

“West One has built a solid reputation within specialist lending circles and although it is still relatively new to the second charge marketplace it has already made a big impact. This addition will allow our introducer partners to benefit from West One’s ability to cater for borrowers who require a bespoke approach to lending.

“The second charge marketplace is developing quickly, and a number of attractive options are emerging for intermediaries and their clients. I expect more new entrants within this space in 2018 and if they are as flexible, committed and service orientated as West One then this can only be a positive thing for the sector as a whole.”

Marie Grundy, pictured, Sales Director at West One Loans, commented:

“Launching our second charge proposition was an important milestone in the development of our long-term lending, and it’s exciting to see this grow. The second charge market is continuing to demonstrate significant growth, and we’re delighted to partner with firms like Smart Money, who have in-depth knowledge about the sector. “Our proposition is built upon West One’s solid reputation for taking time to understand individual borrowers’ needs, meaning we can cater for those who require a bespoke approach to lending. Every case is different, and we’re proud to be able to help borrowers of all shapes and sizes.”