Your Expert Group hires Nathan Ellis-Calcott to launch specialist lending division

Michael Lloyd

June 25, 2018

Your Expert Group, the Glasgow-based specialist finance broker being set up by entrepreneurs, Peter Dean and Derek McPhail, has appointed Nathan Ellis-Calcott as director of specialist lending.

Ellis-Calcott has over 15 years’ experience in financial services, most recently at Edinburgh-based master broker, Thistle Finance. He will drive the development of the Your Expert Group’s soon-to-launch specialist lending division through select intermediaries and introducers.

The Your Expert Group specialist lending division will provide advice on complex mortgages, secured, bridging and commercial loans, and the limited company structures and ‘Special Purpose Vehicles’ (SPVs) used by a growing number of landlords and property investors.

The official launch of the Your Expert Group is targeted for September 2018.

Ellis-Calcott said: “The specialist finance market is evolving rapidly and the vision Peter and Derek have for the Your Expert Group, which brings something entirely different to the table, is one I immediately bought into.

“This is a well-backed venture with a robust and scalable infrastructure already in place and I leapt at the opportunity to be involved from the start. My role will be to introduce the full specialist lending product suite to select brokers and intermediaries around the UK.”

Your Expert Group is being created out of the Your Mortgage Expert brand, which has been providing high street mortgage and protection products since 2006.

It has been the main focus of Dean and McPhail since the sale of Carrington Dean, one of the UK’s largest insolvency practitioners, last year.

Given the buoyancy of the specialist finance sector in the North of England and Scotland, as developers and landlords increasingly diversify away from the saturated London and Home Counties markets, bridging and development finance will be a particular focus.

Peter Dean, co-founder, Your Expert Group, added: “To get Nathan onboard is a major coup for the Your Expert Group and will help us to realise the ambitious goals we have set out for the high growth sector that is specialist finance.

“His expertise, experience and contacts in the market, across both the broker and lender environments, are second to none. This appointment hopefully underlines the extent of our commitment to what we regard to be our most exciting venture yet.”

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