The Five Minute Interview with Tom Thomas, Head of Risk and Product Development, Capital Bridging Finance



Tom ThomasCapital Bridging Finance (CBFL) is a City based lender who offers fast, bespoke financial solutions to short term borrowing needs.

CBFL’s activity continues to follow an upward trajectory in the bridging market as it endeavours to be recognised as a preferred short term loan provider by the specialist brokers in this market sector.

We speak to head of risk and product development, Tom Thomas:

What is the best thing about being in the bridging finance business?

The specialism involved.

What keeps you focused?

The bottom line and the pursuit of a quality mortgage deal where all parties involved are satisfied.

And the Mrs!

What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?

Exhibiting a firm desire to contribute to the overall success of the organisation – coupled with having personal qualities of being a hard worker, honest and trustworthy.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Definitely an optimist but tempered with realism.

What did you want to be as a child?

A professional athlete.

What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging finance industry in the coming months?

Taking into consideration the big picture and any influence of regulation.

Who or what makes you laugh?


Do you dread Monday mornings?

Not really only the first commute of the week into London.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Have more money in the bank !

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

If I were able to any 5 around a table – not in any particular order – Jack Nicklaus, Warren Buffet, Tony Bennett, Dr Ernest Schmidt and Salma Hayek.