The Five Minute Interview with Maria Magnussen, Business Development Manager, Hope Capital


Maria Magnussen

Hope Capital is a provider of short-term finance secured against property, their proposition is driven by their desire to provide fast, flexible solutions to clients who have short term funding needs and wish to partner with an experienced lender who is dedicated to improving the reputation of the sector through education, pro-active communication and greater collaboration, between all parties.

We speak to Business Development Manager, Maria Magnussen:

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

The fast pace of the deals and every deal is different – never boring.

What keeps you focused?

Ensuring I and Hope Capital exceed our client’s expectations.

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

Positive Attitude – we can do this working as a Team

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?


The Glass is always Half Full – or I go to the bar and get another one!!!

What did you want to be as a child?


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

Brexit – and the uncertainty of house prices.

Who or what makes you laugh?

My dogs.  I have two flat coat retrievers who, to put it nicely, are just Idiots and Eternal Puppies!

Do you dread Monday mornings?

Not at all, nothing better than a new week full of challenges.

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

I’d like to be 5’8” and a size 6.

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

My Mum, who passed away 3 years ago.