Octopus Property announces a record-breaking month for lending
05 April 2017
Specialist finance provider Octopus Property announced record-breaking monthly lending performance for March.
The company has set a series of new monthly lending records in March. Under the leadership of Mario Berti, Octopus Property has made a number of important team changes to enable it to build for long term success. These changes have been accompanied by a raft of rate and product improvements which, when combined, have resulted in the loan book growing at its fastest rate since 2012. This month’s records include:
- Over 300 new loans agreed
- Over 130 new loan applications received
- 71% increase on 2016’s average monthly completions
- c.£80m of total loan completions
- Launched two new residential refurbishment products
- Launched eight new residential bridging products*
Record breaking projects
Among the c.£80m of completions was a £9.0m residential bridge loan that was provided to exit a recently completed London development scheme, a £6.0m day-one lend on a new residential development scheme in Chalk Farm and a £4.5m commercial bridge loan on a recently branded hotel in Buckinghamshire, showing Octopus Property’s diverse lending capabilities.
D’mitri Zaprzala, Head of Sales, Octopus Property, commented: “Off the back of the changes that we’ve made to the Octopus Property team and our biggest product overhaul since launching in 2009, we’re delighted to see these new records being set. Market demand for well-targeted, well-priced and well-delivered lending remains undiminished and our team couldn’t be in better shape to meet these demands. We couldn’t set new records without the support of our brokers, so we’ll remain focused on delivering award winning products and service to meet their needs as we continue to grow.”
Mario Berti, CEO, Octopus Property, commented: “To set records like this is an absolutely fantastic endorsement of the changes that we’ve made to our team and our products. Our new Bridging and Refurbishment products have been exceptionally well received by brokers and borrowers alike and we’ll soon be launching new products for the Development, Buy-to-Let and Commercial markets. We continue to recruit for high-calibre people to join all areas of our team because it’s our people who ensure that we continue to deliver speed, certainty and flexibility in everything that we do.”
Octopus Property and Octopus Healthcare merged to form Octopus Real Estate.