Nathan Raffour and Andrew Gage launch new brokerage Ngage Finance

Nathan Raffour (pictured above, left) and Andrew Gage (right) have today (4th October) announced the launch of their new brokerage Ngage Finance, with a focus on fintech.

In March, founding directors Nathan and Andrew departed Y3S Bridging & Commercial after 10 years of service, during which they each arranged an average of £10m per month in specialist mortgages.

Parent company Specialist Mortgage Group acquired the full share capital of the business.

The pair have now unveiled their new company, Ngage Finance — a combination of their names and a play on the word engage — which plans to become a directly authorised FCA firm.

The brokerage will deal with most financial products, including bridging and commercial finance.

“At Ngage Finance, we are looking to create a family of diverse and ngageing advisers, where they are the driving force behind our new approach to the specialist mortgage experience,” said Nathan.

“We hope to embed a ‘people before profits’ mentality, which will shine through in every department.” 

Ngage Finance has partnered with Mortgage Magic to create a bespoke system in order to minimise processing times, transparency for the client throughout the process, and making working hours more flexible for advisers. 

The business is working towards a cloud-based system — which communicates with introducers, advisers and clients and can send external emails so all can see every bit of communication between lender and solicitor — so employees can work anywhere in the world. 

Its CRM system will cover most financial products, including bridging and commercial finance, something they believe is unique in the market. 

The duo are also in talks with other fintech companies to team up with in the near future.  

“We're here to simplify the process for our borrowers by investing in a state-of-the-art CRM and forward-thinking technology,” added Nathan.

“Any introducer or client who ngages with us, will find their journey faster and easier.”

The brokerage is looking to grow rapidly and has several open positions to fill nationwide. 

Andrew commented: “We want to be able to support staff and supply them with everything needed to be successful in their careers.

“We will be looking at employed and self-employed roles, giving the opportunity for flexible hours to fit a healthy lifestyle — but also [for those that] have the hunger to achieve.

“The transparency we are offering between client and adviser is key for longevity and future growth of the company, elements we believe are equally important.”

In addition, Ngage Finance revealed it will be investing in other similar companies to work with them to ensure they have a compliant business. 

“We have our eyes on two companies that we are looking at investing in at some point in the next six to 12 months,” shared Andrew.

“We will keep investing in our tech knowledge and working with firms that share the same ideas for best customer outcome.”

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