Editor’s Pick


Spotlight on: Nucleus Commercial Finance

Fri 7 May 2021

Spotlight: Jessica Bird speaks to Chirag Shah at Nucleus Commercial Finance about team culture, the growth of the specialist market, and supporting SMEs in a post-COVID world.

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Spotlight on: Atelier Capital Partners

Fri 12 Mar 2021

SFI spoke to Atelier Capital Partners about the challenges of building a new business in 2020, and the future of the market as we move towards a 'new normal'.


Spotlight on: Propel

Fri 11 Dec 2020

SFI sat down with Mark Catton of Propel to discuss the business, its partnership with Barclays, and current market trends in asset finance.

2018 SFI Awards: The Gallery

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Last Friday afternoon we welcomed 300 of the UK’s best specialist finance professionals to the spectacular Madison rooftop venue in London’s St Paul’s. Twenty seven awards were handed out to deserving companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry this year.

Personal Touch adds Shawbrook and Paragon for seconds

Mon 4 Dec 2017

Shawbrook Bank and Paragon Bank have been appointed to the Personal Touch second charge panel. Shawbrook’s second charge mortgage range features loans up to 95% loan-to-value (LTV), a maximum loan of £1m and no ERCs. Paragon offers loans up to £500,000 at 85% LTV. Dave Edwards, commercial director, Personal Touch, said: “Second charge has soared […]

Funding 365 raises £1,250 at charity event

Mon 2 Oct 2017

Funding 365 hosted a competitive day at the races at Sandown Park Racecourse last week for charity and raised £1,250 for Rory’s Nepal School Project. The charity is fundraising to re-build schools in remote Nepalese villages which have not yet recovered from the 2015 earthquake. Laura Kendall, marketing director at Funding 365, said: “It was […]

Greenfield Capital unveils 0.65% bridging rate

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Greenfield Capital has unveiled three bridging products, including one at 0.65% per month to 50% loan-to-value. Other rates stand at 0.75% per month to 60% LTV and 0.85% to 70% LTV – though the lender said introducers can get better terms if they refer large volumes of business. David Grant, operations director at Greenfield Capital, […]

West One doubles salesforce

Tue 5 Sep 2017

West One Loans is doubling its salesforce by adding two BDM’s and bolstering its broker support team. John Steel joins from Together and will cover new business development in the North of England and Scotland, whilst Matthew Watson who transferred from Enra Group will take responsibility for the South coast and South West. Lauren Snee […]

Positive hit by fraudsters

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Positive Lending have been targeted by fraudsters which have cloned the Positive Lending brand in order to carry out financial scams in Europe. Positive Lending became aware that fraudsters are using their logo, staff names and Ringwood head office address to promote loan offers in Euros to consumers overseas. The fraudsters purport to have offices […]