10 Questions with Barry Scott of Fincorp

10 Questions with Barry Scott of Fincorp


A lover of New York who always wanted to be a pilot in the RAF would like the powers to travel forward in time to win the Euro lottery a few times, Alexandra Jones spoke to Barry Scott, Business Development Manager at Fincorp...

How long have you been in the industry and how did you get to where you are now?

Since 1991 as an adviser and as a BDM since 2002, I started with Natwest as a BDM which changed to RBSIP and have worked for DB Mortgages and Royal London

What did you want to be when you were younger?

A pilot in the RAF 

What is the most significant difference you have seen in terms of bridging over the years up to now? 

The amount of new lenders coming to the market and how much it has changed from the old days of traditional bridging lending 

Which sports team do you support, if any, and why? 

Leeds United and New York Giants. Leeds because I started to follow them when they were a Division 2 side and the Giants because I like New York  

If you could change one thing about the sector, what would it be? 

Recognition for us lenders that have been around for a number of years 

If you could have one superpower, what would you choose and why? 

To be able to travel forward in time and win the Euro lottery a few times 

What was the last film you saw and what did you think of it?   

Forrest Gump, an all-time classic 

What would you put in room 101 if you had the chance?   

People who do not want to work but want the state to support them 

What do you expect to happen in the bridging finance industry in 2012?   

Competition from some unscrupulous lenders 

If you could do anything you wanted this Sunday, what would it be? 

Go to San Francisco and watch the Giants beat the 49ers to reach Superbowl

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