Around 50% of the market competes primarily on price, leaving a significant opportunity for Advantage to compete on other factors such as innovation, experience and flexibility
With a career in financial services that extends over 25 years and as a specialist in entrepreneurial start-ups, Keith was at the forefront of short-term lending when he launched Capital Bridging Finance in 2009. During the next decade in a challenging recessionary environment, Keith evolved an innovative distribution model, stakeholder, risk and credit strategy taking the business from zero to over £500M AUM. *over 12-year period in-excess of £3bn lending.
Capital Bridging was renamed Amicus PLC in 2015; a business that grew to a headcount of over 180 employees. He has developed a reputation and market position as a strategist and opinion setter in short term property finance and is often quoted in the press. In 2019, Keith founded a new business in partnership with M&G, Atelier Capital Partners, recreating the infrastructure to create a market leading opportunity within short term lending.
With over a 35-year career in debt advisory, Estate Agency, creation of a specialist bridging lender and founder of Adapt Finance, Mark has received national recognition and industry awards as an entrepreneurial and innovative thinker.
Over the last 8 years, in-excess of £700m direct to client has been introduced into the specialist lending sector. Utilising his extensive network of industry contacts, relationships have been forged with industry stakeholders and funding lines serviced with Arbuthnot Latham & Bank of Ireland.
Deal flow has previously been originated through long-term direct client relationships
No legacy portfolio (NPLs) issues make the opportunity opportunistic and attractive
LTVs up to 70% GDV
The current macro environment offers attractive and substantial live pipeline opportunities
Strong proven track record in building and running residential and commercial lending platforms in UK
Short term loan maturities 12-24 months