Newsroom

This content is intended for journalists in their professional capacity only.

Specialist property lender Octopus Property, part of the Octopus Group, today announced that it originated £80 million of new lending during November, a record for the business, as it continues to attract both new and existing borrowers to its growing Lifecycle Lending development, residential and commercial product range.

Highlights include:          

  • A £31.3 million short-term loan to fund the purchase of a West London office development
  • A record development deal of more than £20 million for a Brighton residential scheme
  • First loans originated with the new Commercial Term product and latest Buy-to-let product
  • Loans completed across residential, commercial and development product sets

Mario Berti, CEO of Octopus Property, commented:

“2017 has been a year of records for Octopus Property, a strong endorsement of our strategy to become the leading provider of specialist property finance in the UK. Underpinning all of this is the continued growth and excellence of our first-class team to over 60 people, and further diversification of our product portfolio.

“This record month demonstrates the increasing demand for our unique Lifecycle Lending proposition, as borrowers seek efficient and bespoke financing solutions from lenders that really understand the complexities of property development and investment. It is also further proof that the market for alternative lenders is going from strength to strength, driven by supportive macro conditions and increasing retrenchment by more traditional lenders.” 

-Ends-

For journalists in their professional capacity only. Personal opinions may change and should not be seen as advice or a recommendation. We do not offer investment or tax advice. Issued by Octopus Property. Octopus Property is the trading name of Bridgeco Ltd (Reg No 6629989), Fern Trading Ltd (Reg No 6447318), Nino Ltd (Reg No 9015082), Octopus Property Lending Ltd (Reg No 7531926) and Octopus Co-Lend Ltd (Reg No 8913299), Registered Office: 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT, registered in England and Wales and Dragonfly Finance S.ar.l. (Reg No B189290) Registered Office: Parc d’Activité Syrdall, 6 Rue Gabriel Lippmann, L-5365, Munsbach, Luxembourg registered in Luxembourg. Octopus Property Lending Ltd and Octopus Co-Lend Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Issued December 2017.