DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS – CENTRAL FINANCE BAGS TOP INTRODUCER TITLE FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING AND KICKS OFF EXPANSION PLANS FOR 2016 EARLY.
Central Finance are celebrating this month after being crowned Funding Circle’s Top Introducers of the Year for the third year running. The accolade, given by the largest peer-to-peer lending platform in the UK also marks the beginning of a new future for the financial advisory business as their 2016 expansion plans kick off six months ahead of schedule.
Headed up by Alison Bradley, Steve Harris and Chris Brown, Central Finance has raised in excess of £7 million for over 100 companies via Funding Circle, the fastest growing source of funding for small businesses, over the past three years.
Funding Circle is the leading online marketplace where small and medium sized businesses can borrow directly from over 40,000 people and organisations such as the government, local authorities and financial institutions. Investors have lent more than £750m to over 9,000 businesses in the UK since launch in 2010. Working closely with the loan platform, Central Finance have been actively pursuing investment for their clients via this route and were given the award due to the volume and quality of clients they support.
Central Finance’s Peer-to-Peer and alternative finance expert, and Director, Steve Harris says of the award; “It’s an honour to achieve Funding Circle’s Top Introducer award for the third year running. This award not only marks our knowledge and experience in the alternative finance sector but confirms our commitment to finding the right solution for our clients and their circumstances.”
Laura McMullen, Business Development Director, said: “We’re very pleased to give this award to Central Finance for the third year running as it is a signal of the long term relationships we like to build with our introducers. Central Finance have done a fantastic job over the last year in helping many clients to access fast, fair finance directly from investors through our online marketplace.”
The Birmingham finance broker also celebrates the advancement of their expansion plans six months ahead of schedule as the completion of their property purchase on St. Paul’s Square completed this month, paving the way for the business to invest in additional staff, expand into new sectors; namely commercial mortgages to continue to be able to provide their growing client base the very best financing options available.
Alison Bradley, Managing Director at Central Finance says: “It’s been a great month and year for us here at Central Finance and I’m delighted we have been able to bring forward our expansion plans into 2015. Buying our offices in St. Paul’s Square cements our position here in Birmingham and the West Midlands and I’m looking forward to 2016’s projected activity, including hiring additional staff, achieving FSA status and hopefully doubling our turnover.”