Whether you are a first-time property investor, an experienced investor or a landlord for an extensive portfolio of rentals, there will always be a choice when it comes down to financial help.
Lucy Barrett is the founder and Managing Director of Vantage Finance, an established master broker within the specialist finance industry. Since starting the business in 2004, Lucy has built Vantage Finance into one of the UK’s leading specialist finance distributors with a reputation for first-class service and the ability to complete even the most complex finance cases.
Lucy has grown and actively mentors a team of talented advisors that work hard on ensuring Vantage Finance has excellent relationships with specialist lenders and one that prides itself on the bespoke service they provide every client.
In 2016 she led the business through a Private Equity transaction for a significant minority acquisition and later a trade acquisition by the ENRA group in 2018.
As a well-respected name in the specialist finance market, Lucy has sat on various industry body boards including the NACFB, is a regular commentator in trade press and a speaker at industry events across the UK.
Lucy is Nicholas’ personal broker and comes highly recommended. Lucy has worked with Nicholas on many of his property developments over the years; offering financial support with his HMO conversions to larger-scale developments.
“Lucy is a valuable member of my power team, and no one can compare to her level of professionalism and in-depth knowledge of specialist finance.
Over the years, I have used some truly awful brokers, and have lost out on projects from their inexperience and substandard advice. I learnt the hard way when it comes to financial support. But you don’t have to.
Since working with Vantage Finance, I have one less thing to worry about with my next development project. I will only ever recommend someone I trust to use, and Lucy is no exception.”
– Nicholas Wallwork
We are only willing to introduce the best of the best to Vantage Finance, allowing you to get award-winning financial advice from Nicholas’ own broker.
You don’t need to take Nicholas’ word for it; Feefo awarded Vantage Finance the Gold Trusted Service Award in 2020. An independent seal of recognition for businesses delivering exceptional services, the result was determined by the review left by real clients.
Vantage also won the Buy-to-Let Broker of the Year award at the recent NACFB Commercial Broker Awards. Over 450 NACFB members and patrons gathered to see the results to their 31 awards.
The financial option you choose is vital in ensuring your property investment’s success. From bridging loans to specialist mortgages, it is crucial you understand what support you can receive through specialist mortgage lending and which property finance option will best suit your assets.
However, it is possible to apply for specialist financial help through a specialist intermediary or master broker to help understand your options. The only thing to remember is that it is vital to do your research; due diligence is vital.
Choose an advisor who has a solid reputation backed up by years of experience dealing with specialist lenders. Some of the options that have been discussed are not commonly found on the high street. Without inside knowledge, navigating the market can be difficult. Fortunately for you, we can help.
At Property Forum, we can put you in touch with an expert master broker and property finance specialist. Simply fill out the form below to arrange a call with a leading mortgage specialist.
Visit Nicholas’ YouTube channel today for up-to-date advice and guidance dedicated to property finance and specialist financing options. With a great number of interviews with Lucy, Nicholas’ Property Finance Playlist showcases her depth of knowledge and experience, and is the perfect place to continue your due diligence.
We also have plenty of FREE educational material available with the sole purpose of making property finance options easy to understand and navigate.
And, for additional information, download our FREE Property Finance Ebook today.
This free property finance ebook tells you all about…
Written by our property finance partner, this guide aims to walk you through the most common finance options available. It is essential reading to get your property finance knowledge up to speed. From mortgages for Buy-To-Let, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), Holiday Lets to Commercial Mortgages, Bridging Finance and Development Finance, this book explains what projects best suit each finance option, as well as incorporating some handy case studies.
Do remember, if you would also like help and advice tailored to your particular property project, be sure to explore Nicholas Wallwork’s Mentorship options. Click here to find out more about his mentoring and acquisition mentoring opportunities; you also have the option to book a ‘Taster’ call too.