Shawbrook’s New to the Pride: February 2016

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Bond LogoThe Pride heads to the heart of the City of London this month to introduce Bond Finance Limited.

Bruce Mainwaring and Dan Newbery, Directors at Bond Finance Ltd had the following to say on becoming a Strategic Partner with Shawbrook Bank:

“Bond Finance is a whole-of-market mortgage broker based in Central London, and we are proud to offer expert advice, completely independent from all lending institutions. We have a thriving commercial mortgages division and our team of specialists scours the market daily to discover the best options across the residential, buy-to-let and commercial space.

With that in mind, we work with a variety of lenders in order to provide the most appropriate products and services for our clients. One of these lenders is Shawbrook, and we’ve completed dozens of cases since we began dealing with the Bank as a Broker Partner, back in the early days of 2011.

Our client profile is generally that of seasoned property investors in the HMO, development and refurbishment and investment sectors. Shawbrook’s product range has evolved to the extent that they are always at the forefront of our minds when speaking to our clients. An example of this would be the recent overhaul of their residential investment “RI0” products, which has demonstrated their ability to offer more for the borrower in the buy-to-let sector. Considering our extensive work with clients who require refurbishment finance, the recent price reductions to their residential refurbishment “RR” range and simplified DSCR structures are also particularly welcomed.

We’ve benefitted from a very strong conversion track record with Shawbrook and take care to present our applications thoroughly to the Bank, something which is reciprocated by the personalised service we are given. They never fail to assess a case on its individual merits and the lending teams use their expertise to be flexible – invaluable when attempting to get more complex deals over the line.

Each of the Bond Finance advisers has come from a background in the financial services industry, making them uniquely qualified to deliver the highest level of service possible. We see this reflected in the Shawbrook lending teams, who possess the requisite knowledge to deal with our clients’ bespoke requirements quickly, and efficiently. When a case needs to reach completion by a set deadline, Shawbrook have proved time and again that they are experts in making this a reality. There’s always a knowledgeable member of staff available at all times to pick up the phone to, ready to provide an explanation and move a case forward.

Working with Shawbrook Bank has been a pleasure during the last five years and we’re pleased to cement our professional relationship further, with our recent accreditation as a Strategic Partner.”

Steve Matthews, Regional Development Manager of Kent and London added:

“Since joining as one of the first Shawbrook Broker Partners back in 2011, the team at Bond has consistently improved business volumes year-on-year, as they have focused on different angles and ways to support Shawbrook. In 2015 they have positioned themselves in such a way that they could earn their stripes to become Shawbrook Strategic Partners – an aspiration they have had since I started working with them.

Their everyday conduct and appetite to provide expert and progressive guidance to their clients has been consistent over the last five years. On behalf of the specialist lending teams at Shawbrook, we look forward to forging an even closer working relationship with them as we move forward.”