Hampshire Trust completes complex £1.5m loan with F4B

Michael Lloyd

April 4, 2019

Specialist lender, Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has completed a complex £1.5m loan from offer to drawdown in two working days with Finance 4 Business.

The complex £1.5m facility on behalf of an expat client involving a foreign national-owned security was brokered by Finance 4 Business and was completed with just minutes to spare, ensuring the client was able to avoid a £21,000 default fee on their outgoing bridge.

Russell Martin, Finance 4 business managing director, said: “When faced with complex requirements like these, we need to work with lenders who can give us a quick ‘yes’ and work around nuances of a complex borrowers’ requirements.

“There was tremendous service and real can-do attitude from the team who deserve real recognition for doing a fantastic job.

“Combined with our own expertise at f4B, we were able to get to the heart of the borrowers’ requirements quickly, we have been able, once again, to ensure a great result for our client.

Alex Searle, HTB specialist mortgages sales director, added: “We are delighted to have been able to work with F4B on this case. I have recently been quoted as saying people are often surprised that a bank can provide genuinely specialist lending solutions.

“This is another example of where our expertise and robust processes for working with expats and offshore clients, combined with a dedicated and resourceful team can deliver the right results.

“The continued growth of our specialist mortgages business demonstrates our commitment to providing tailored and flexible solutions for our brokers and client and forms part of our wider strategy to deliver excellence through specialism in our chosen markets.”

HTB has launched a campaign to support its appetite for specialist buy-to-let, semi-commercial and bridging finance solutions with an emphasis on bespoke ‘people-based’ service and lending to less well served borrowers including those with trusts, expats and foreign nationals.

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