EXCLUSIVE: Arbuthnot Specialist Finance partners with VAS Group

Michael Lloyd

May 28, 2019

Newly launched Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited (ASFL) has appointed VAS Group to manage all valuations work.

VAS Panel will supply full panel management and VAS Audit will review all applications over £1m.

ASFL’s joint managing directors, Shoaib Bux and Yasin Patel, said: “Utilising the VAS systems and their experienced team allows us to make the valuation process, one of the key aspects of the client journey, as efficient and seamless as possible.

“Arbuthnot Specialist Finance has put the client at the centre of our operational model and VAS share this ethos.

“This new partnership is an important tool in delivering our core service commitment.”

ASFL is a new specialist finance division providing real estate finance solutions for purchase, refinance and construction projects throughout the UK.

VAS Panel ensures the most relevant third-party valuers are instructed to provide loan security valuations based on location, deal type and value, whilst VAS Audit provides an extra layer of security when making informed decision on property specific lending risks.

Stephen Todd (pictured), co-founder and managing director of VAS Group, added: “The Arbuthnot Latham name is world-renowned, so to be involved with ASFL from its inception, assisting them with their initial valuation strategy and being entrusted to provide them with a full valuation service, is a privilege.

“The two VAS businesses will work hand-in-hand to ensure all valuations processes and any additional required reports which assist with the overall decision-making process are delivered with the same seamless quality as expected by our lender partner.”

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