Emma Kelman

Octane boosts BTL sales team

Octane Capital has appointed Emma Kelman (pictured above) and Dylan Bleasdale as specialist BTL BDMs.

Both will report to Liam Lawlor, sales director at Octane Capital.

Emma joins the specialist lender from Kensington Mortgages, where she worked as a BDM for over two decades.

In her new role, she will cover the South of England.

Dylan — who will be covering the North of England— joins from Zephyr Homeloans, where he was a telephone BDM.

Prior to this, he also worked for Zephyr’s founder, Computershare Loan Services. 

“Working at Octane is like being part of a family — it’s a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone trusts everyone else and has got your back,” Emma said.

Our BTL product is proving a massive hit with brokers and I’m really looking forward to building on that. 

“Best of all, deals I would previously have had to say no to I can now give the green light, and that puts a real spring in your step.”

“The Octane proposition is something I have always seen as unique,” added Dylan.

“This is a lender that goes out of its way to say yes rather than no and, in the current climate, that’s extremely refreshing. 

“I’m looking forward to helping Octane secure an even stronger foothold in the North of England.”

Liam commented that the lender had been “bowled over” by the level of demand from brokers for its BTL product and have brought Emma and Dylan onboard to specifically accommodate it. 

“They’re both highly experienced operators and know the market inside out, so will hit the ground running. 

“Our BTL loans are targeting a demographic that the vast majority of lenders actively avoid, with many of our borrowers to date having multiple non-standard circumstances.

“This is where we excel as a lender and look forward to helping as many brokers as we can during 2021.”

Octane’s BTL product, which has a payrate from 3.99%, requires zero stress-testing and is specifically targeting borrowers that most other lenders actively avoid, including first-time landlords, foreign nationals, MUFBs, HMOs, limited companies and other non-standard structures.

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