B&C to present third roundtable with West One on lender reliability

Bridging & Commercial will host its third virtual roundtable, in partnership with West One.

The interactive event, which is part of a new series launched this year, is set to be held on 18th February at 11am and will be moderated by Medianett’s managing director, Caron Schreuder.

West One’s head of sales, Michael Grant, and business development manager, Matthew Watson, will be joined by a panel of four brokers — Laura Toke, associate for short-term finance at SPF Private Clients; Craig Hardiman-Scott, associate at Sirius Property Finance; Alex Kyriacou, managing director at Funding Advisory; and Chris Borwick, director at Capital B Property Finance.

The topic for this event is ‘Ensuring lender reliability in bridging - what can brokers do?’ and will discuss how intermediaries can identify the finance providers that will support them and their clients for the long term. 

The panel will debate the particular pain points being felt in the current climate, due to restricted criteria and changing terms, and the ways in which the impending SDLT deadline is impacting lender behaviour. 

Registration is open and it is free to attend for all professionals working in the sector. 

The panel will be taking questions during the session and attendees are encouraged to get involved. 

The event will also be available to watch after 18th February on B&C.

Michael commented: “With growing reports of bridging lenders renegotiating on deals after agreeing to lend, we want to focus our discussions on the provisions that can be taken to avoid this. 

“Undoubtedly, this will not be one to miss.”

Craig added: “Making sure [there is] lender reliability when it comes to being able to deliver funding on time is pivotal to any bridging transaction. 

“No one deal is ever the same and we are always working to tight deadlines, so the broker’s job is paramount when choosing the right provider to meet their client’s needs.”

Alex said: "There are a number of ways that both brokers and lenders can work smarter to ensure an optimal outcome for all those involved.

"In times like these, lender reliability has never been more important."

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