‘Setting goals gives me long-term vision and short-term motivation’


Adam Tauber MS Lending Group

In our latest Five Minute Interview, Tony Sanchez speaks to Adam Tauber, Head of Sales at MS Lending Group.

MS Lending Group offers bridging finance on residential, semi-commercial, and commercial properties.

As a business, they look at every case on its own individual merits and work closely with their clients to ensure their financial needs are met.

They have no set product range in order to ensure they are agile in the market and able to best suit their customers.

MS Lending Group is based on real products, by real people, making real decisions.

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

Variety is the spice of life. With every deal so different, no conversation or deal is the same.

I enjoy learning about the client’s unique scenario and offering solutions to help them achieve their objectives.

What keeps you focused?

Setting goals. Without establishing realistic goals there is nothing to strive for.

Setting goals gives me long-term vision and short-term motivation.

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

Biggest quality for me is reliability.

It’s important to be able to be able to rely on both employees and colleagues on whom you can count on.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Somewhere in the middle. I’d regard myself a realist and pragmatist.

I have a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and try not to be led my emotion.

What did you want to be as a child?

A footballer for Manchester United, I was close until a certain Cristiano Ronaldo turned up and stole the limelight.

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

The Current economic climate.

Consumer confidence is as low as it gets, average wages are in no way keeping up with escalating living costs, and people are being forced to make all sorts of modifications to their spending patterns, simply to make ends meet.

This is impacting clients decision making and perhaps taking a more cautious approach when assessing a new borrowing.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Physical comedy – Laughter is best medicine.

I find a good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving me feeling relaxed.

Personally, the best of all time has to be Peter Kay. “Garlic Bread

Do you dread Monday mornings?

I love Monday, but I think it helps if you love your job.

Monday marks the start of new opportunity. A week filled with variety, promise and deals.

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

Letting go of the need to perfect.

Sometimes I put too much pressure on myself without realizing in being perfect in all aspects of life.

I have learnt to accept that perfection isn’t always possible.

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

Peter Kay.  What a barrel of laughs that would be.

Would be great to recount his rise to fame and learn a few one-liners.