The UK-based Finanze Group has unveiled its new lending division, Finanze Capital, designed to offer bespoke specialist finance solutions.
The new division will provide a range of bridging and development finance products, including those already designed and built by the Finanze brokerage — such as its revolving credit facility, its SSAS development finance offering, title split finance option, and experience-building bridging product designed for foreign nationals without a credit history in the UK, according to a report in Bridging & Commercial, a news website.
The team has also developed new products — offering loans between $1.24 million to $34 million including a commercial bridge-to-lease option with an automatic exit to a commercial mortgage, and a development-to-let facility for clients looking to retain their schemes as residential BTL or commercial properties on completion.
Its standard bridging and development finance propositions offer loans of maximum $1.86 million at up to 70% OMV and 65% LTGDV, respectively.
Finanze Capital’s Work
“We set up Finanze Group to offer the kind of financing solutions you simply won’t find anywhere else, and Finanze Capital will allow us to channel this vision by increasing the reach of our solutions,” said Alastair Hoyne, CEO, and founder of Finanze Group.
Finanze Capital will be headed up by Molly Markey, who has been appointed as managing director (origination and lending).
Molly brings over a decade of specialist finance experience to the role, joining the company from Arbuthnot Latham Specialist Finance, where she previously worked as a lending operations manager.
According to Molly, what they were doing at Finanze Capital was unique. “Instead of providing generic financial packages that people have to adapt to, we’re creating custom solutions that fit around the client,” she said.
“Our USP is a bespoke service that goes the extra mile and gives the client exactly what they need. We are looking to really establish ourselves as one of the go-to funding partners across the country over the coming year, building a bigger team and helping as many people as possible,” she added.
It may be mentioned here that the Finanze Group has launched Finanze Business, a new division dedicated to supporting SMEs through ongoing market turmoil, in November last year.
The new division will be led by Thomas Bolan, who joined the firm as a bridging and development broker in July from Blocks Capital.
According to Finanze Group, the business arm will provide SMEs with a range of business-related finance products, including secured and unsecured business loans, invoice finance, asset finance, and VAT loans, among others.
Finanze Business will also offer invoice discounting and other cash advances in a bid to help SMEs improve cashflow ahead of further economic uncertainty.
According to the CEO, with higher energy costs, supply chain issues, a volatile currency, and prolonged uncertainty in the future of the economy, enterprises are bracing for more corporate distress heading into the next year.
“These are challenging times indeed, and many companies, understandably, see debt as a negative rather than a positive. But when used for the right reasons and in the right way, debt can be a useful tool not just to sustain a company, but also to grow it rapidly, especially in times when other businesses are restricting their activity. Through it, companies can emerge from recessions stronger, not weaker,” he said at that time.
The company has also acquired 50% of Cheshire estate planning firm U-Plan Online in a bid to provide personal, premium legacy support for property and business owners on a national scale.
The new entity, Finanze Legacy, will unite its property and business finance expertise under a single umbrella ensuring property and business owners can bequeath to the next generation in a tax-efficient way and guarantee a real legacy is left for their family and inheriting parties.