‘I love helping businesses and individuals get the finance they need’
By Tony Sanchez
In our latest Five Minute Interview, Tony Sanchez speaks to Rebecca Salt, Business Development Manager at StreamBank.
Rebecca has worked in the commercial finance industry for 8 years. This is her first opportunity within the bridging sector.
She is an integral part of StreamBank sales team as they look to be a lender of choice and really dive into the world of bridging and development finance.
StreamBank offer tailored property short-term lending products to support the requirements of property investors.
What is the best thing about being in the bridging and development finance business?
Bridging and development finance keeps you hooked, every case is different and seeing different properties and developments come to life is fascinating.
Also, the finance world is known for its relationships and I am lucky enough to have some great relationships in this industry already as well as building new ones.
What keeps you focused?
I work hard to be able to go on nice holidays – but I love helping businesses and individuals get the finance they need.
To be involved from the early stages and seeing our clients properties come to life and grow is really rewarding.
Oh and Coffee!
What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?
Kindness and the willingness to help each other is so important.
Finance can be quite stressful, so the ability to be able to discuss something openly – whether it’s a case or a situation just makes everyone’s job easier.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Always glass half full – life is far too short to be around negativity.
What did you want to be as a child?
Archaeologist – I was obsessed with Ancient Egypt. I used to dig in the garden hoping to find things.
What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging and development finance industry in the coming months?
Rising costs – in both base rate and material costs for the developers.
It’s really an interesting time as we haven’t seen base rate changes like this for some time.
Those seasoned clients will not be phased but will definitely be cautious about making sure the figures work for new opportunities.
Who or what makes you laugh?
My niece – 4 years old going on 15.
She has so much sass and is so clever – her negotiating skills are amazing and have me crying with laughter
Do you dread Monday mornings?
No, I enjoy where I work and who I work with!
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To be more decisive!
With whom would you most like to have dinner?
My family – I love a big family dinner, getting everyone together with lots of wine, chatter and definitely laughter.
Also, someone else to do the washing up after.