Lender announces 500 commercial mortgage applications processed per quarter

Lender announces 500 commercial mortgage applications processed per quarter


The new commercial lender on the block is celebrating its first birthday by announcing that, during its first year, lending has “exceeded all expectations”.

Aldermore Commercial Mortgages has said that the business now processes more than 500 loan applications per quarter, made by small and medium sized businesses throughout the UK.


Rob Lankey, Head of Lending for Aldermore Commercial Mortgages, said: “We’ve made fantastic progress from a standing start 12 months ago and now have 20 specialist staff based in our Peterborough office, processing loan applications generated via our panel of commercial mortgage brokers. We’re completing deals approaching £10 million per month and the numbers are rising rapidly.


Mr Lankey added that the whole team was thrilled when it recently learnt we had been voted ‘Best Commercial Lender’ by the commercial finance industry at the

Bridging & Commercial awards 2010, held last week at the London Grange City hotel.


“We’ve not only invested heavily in skilled staff and state of the art technology, but have placed a lot of emphasis on building close and productive working relationships with our broker panel, which has most definitely paid dividends for all concerned.” Mr Lankey continued.  


“We now intend to build on this solid start, ensuring the business continues to go from strength to strength and provides small and medium sized businesses with the financial support they so desperately need.”


David Whittaker, Managing Director of Mortgages for Business, said: “In less than a year Aldermore has delivered on its promises and has rapidly evolved its market offering with innovation and sound commercial judgment. If other lenders adopted the same approach to their business dealings as Aldermore, then the SME and property investor community would be in a far better place.”


Asher Goldman, Director of Goldman Property Funding Ltd, added: “Aldermore has an exceptional team of knowledgeable and skilled business managers, who not only understand their market in detail, but who also have a real passion for what they do. They have short lines of communication, are willing to listen, are accessible and are committed to providing a fast and high quality service.”


John Phillips, Director, Kingswood Associates, said: “We frequently recommend Aldermore to our clients as they are one of the very few lenders who make sensible lending decisions and are actually completing on deals. They take a view on the overall strength of the applicant as well as the property itself and will work closely with their brokers to get things done as quickly as possible – a welcome addition to the commercial lending market.”

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