Spotlight: Vantage Finance
We caught up with Lucy Hodge, Director of Vantage Finance, a specialist packager. Established in 2004, its expert team offers secured loans, buy-to-let mortgages, commercial finance, short term loans (bridging loans) and development finance for intermediaries.
A leading master broker, Vantage Finance packages deals on behalf of brokers and intermediaries. So why should brokers consider using a packager?
Lucy explains: “There is significant added value which comes from working with packagers. Vantage Finance can use its expertise in product areas which may not be a brokers’ core business. We can help brokers complete more deals. At Vantage, we fight for every deal we work on and will always get to the heart of a complex case. All in all, we can help alleviate the time pressures associated with sourcing and packaging deals for clients.”
We asked Lucy what services Vantage offers to brokers and why they stand out. “As a commercial mortgage specialist, we source our commercial mortgages from the entire market, from specialist lenders to major high street banks. This means we are well placed to secure better terms on commercial mortgages than the deals offered to our clients by their existing banks.
“We specialise in placing buy-to-let mortgages where a high street option may not necessarily be available. Our experienced team has an in-depth knowledge of all lenders and their varied criteria. This means we can target the right lender for your client with a swift, expertly-packaged application.”
Vantage is also a well-established distributor of short term or ‘bridging’ finance – an integral part of the mortgage industry which has helped boost much needed liquidity. “These deals can be arranged on residential, buy-to-let, commercial, semi commercial property and land, by way of a first or second charge,” Lucy explains.
Vantage also offers development finance for property developers. “We have more than 9 years’ experience helping to source development funding with the best possible terms for your clients on single dwellings to larger developments. We work with experienced developers, as well as those who may have experience in building, project managing or property generally but have never developed property themselves.”