The Five Minute Interview with David Melville, Regional Business Development Manager, Jumbo Bridging



photoEstablished in 2005 Jumbo Bridging is a specialist large loan master packager arranging bridging finance on behalf of other brokers and non specialist packagers as well as for developers directly and also for Private investors looking to invest into property backed bridging loans.

Jumbo Bridging has been at the forefront of the bridging industry specialising in large property bridging loans all over the UK

Jumbo Bridging Finance and London Bridging Finance are entrepreneurial businesses and have been in the bridging finance market for many years and have a no nonsense, speedy approach to financing deals.

We speak to regional business development manager, David Melville:

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

The best thing about being in this business is helping people get the “Job Done”.

For our economy to grown business need to know that there is a capability to source finance fast and efficiently because in today’s world business is so fluid, services like ours make that possible.

What keeps you focussed?

Knowing that every day is different, and new opportunities are out there for me to take advantage of.

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

Honesty, Trust and a Competitive Nature

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Well I’m Scottish so pessimism has been ingrained in me from a child, but I would say I do look for the silver lining in most things.

What did you want to be as a child?

Open Champion at St Andrews

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

The industry as a whole needs to continue to strive towards becoming cohesive and user friendly. Portraying itself  as a genuine and interesting financing option for  property developers and property professionals in the market.

Companies like Jumbo Bridging Finance are at the forefront of bringing bridging finance to a wider audience and are committed, along with our industry partners to shedding any remaining negative misconceptions about the uses of bridging loans.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Kevin Bridges.

Do you dread Monday mornings?

I’m still young! So Monday is the day to get as much done as possible.

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

My inability to dance like a normal human.

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

Dead Neil Armstrong, Alive Richard Branson.