Here at Signature Property Finance, we believe strongly in getting out and meeting people, whether it’s finance brokers seeking a bridging loan for a client or a developer wanting to discuss their funding needs, to ensure they understand our unique proposal.

As the Relationship Manager for the Midlands and north of England, I have a large area to cover and one-on-one meetings can mean a lot of miles. But when I have the opportunity to explain the way Signature approach short-term property loans, I grab it with both hands.

On 13 November, Signature will be exhibiting at the East Midlands Expo at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, looking to meet property professionals and finance brokers alike, hoping to understand their needs for projects around the vibrant East Midlands.

A good year so far

This exhibition is another opportunity to spread the Signature good news, which recently recorded a record Q1 figure of £26.6M, agreed a new funding line with Hampshire Trust Bank and at the end of August surpassed our lending figure for the whole of 2022 – already the firm’s record year.

Exhibitions are also a good opportunity to meet with talented individuals who may want to join our business. We’re always hopeful, given the constant shedding of good bank staff and our need for new Relationship Managers in a range of locations, to meet growing demand for what we do.

This is an established event and is targeted at the Construction, Property, Business, Investment, Finance, Professional Services and related B2B markets. Easy to understand why we decided to take a stand and meet the great and good of the area.

It will undoubtedly be a little less personal than when I meet potential clients face to face or make a site visit to understand their ambition for the development they want Signature to provide funding for, but it’s a great way to connect and make new contacts.

Seminars offer valuable information and opinion

Valuable information is on offer, with the likes of Jamie Jordan, the Deputy Agent for the Bank of England, providing an economic and monetary policy update, while Andrew Pritchard, Director of Policy & Infrastructure at East Midlands Councils talks about growth, investment and infrastructure in the region.

Whilst Signature is unlikely to fund the grand schemes being discussed, we can support the purchase and refurbishment of properties across the region as landlords and developers seize opportunities to improve the quality of housing stock, with loans from £50k to £2.5M, but we might go higher.

Signature even offers a Hunter Facility, which makes it easier for those hunting opportunities in the property market, to access funds quickly, with certainty over costs. We allow them to secure their targets, with competitive rates and interest rolled up within the facility.

It’s a bit like an overdraft, as we only charge for the funds being used, when they are used, there is no ‘non-utilisation’ fee to pay, unlike similar products offered by our competitors. This flexible facility can match a client’s needs, instilling confidence with a 12-month agreement, which can be extended without a further valuation, subject to review.

So if you’re looking for a lender that offers certainty of funding, a transparent fee structure, no nasty surprises and Relationship Managers looking to build long-term mutually beneficial relationships instead of quick profit, please drop onto our stand and introduce yourself.