Vantage Finance celebrates 10th anniversary
By Bridging Loan Directory -
Established in 2004 by Director Lucy Hodge, Vantage is now one of the UK’s leading master brokers. Its 10 year anniversary comes in the same month as the company has reported a 90% increase in business year on year since September 2013. Vantage recently relocated to new premises to support the next phase of its expansion.
Vantage’s journey began in 2004 and, having successfully traded through the liquidity crisis, the business has gone from strength to strength. Vantage has seen significant growth across the sectors that it is active in – which include secured loans, buy-to-let mortgages, commercial finance, short term loans (bridging loans) and development finance. Vantage’s success has been driven by carefully positioning the business in markets at the right time to take advantage of those growing sectors. By establishing itself as a market leader, Vantage has been able to transact significant volumes, most notably in the commercial mortgage market.
As part of her commitment to the intermediary market, Lucy Hodge sits on the board of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB). Lucy helps to raise the profile of commercial finance brokers among small businesses and also works to support and advise members on regulatory changes in the industry.
Lucy Hodge, Director of Vantage said:
“When we launched Vantage 10 years ago, we were set on establishing a business that delivered the best possible service for our intermediaries and their clients. We could see a need in the market for a packager that approached each deal with genuine determination, and we threw ourselves into building a business with this ethos at its heart.
“The hunger of our early days has stayed with us as the business has grown, and each and every member of staff joining the team has adopted the Vantage way. Helping our intermediaries to convert more leads will always be our driving force, and we are very proud of our track record.
“We’d like to thank every intermediary and lending partner who has chosen to work with Vantage since 2004. We’re delighted to have reached our 10 year anniversary and are really excited about what the future holds – for both Vantage Finance and our partners across the industry.”
Forging close relationships with lenders and brokers has been a priority for Lucy and the team over the last decade.
Stephen Johnson, Managing Director of Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank said:
“We are proud to have a strong relationship with Vantage Finance and they have a proven track record as one of Shawbrook Bank’s most successful Strategic Partner Brokers. The team at Vantage consistently demonstrate their commitment to service, and an ability to drive a case through to completion in a time frame to suit their clients.
“On behalf of Shawbrook Bank, I extend my congratulations for achieving their 10 year business anniversary – no easy feat given the turbulent economic climate of the past 6 years and a testament to their knowledge and experience. I am sure Vantage will continue go from strength to strength, cementing their exceptional reputation in the broker space.”
To mark its milestone, Vantage will be celebrating with a variety of anniversary activities. Lucy and the team will be putting their stamina to the test in the name of charity, cycling 10 hours a day for 10 days in their office, with all money raised going to The Brain Tumour Charity.
To support Vantage’s two-wheeled challenge visit: https://www.justgiving.com/vantagecycle
The team will also be hosting an evening event to celebrate the business’ success.
Keep up to date with Vantage Finance’s 10th anniversary activities on Twitter with the hash tag #10yearsVantage.