Market Update

When Jerry, Will and I started Bricks five years ago, we were responding to a banking industry that paid woeful interest rates on savings and had retreated from short-term lending. We didn’t know how long the situation would last, nor whether peer-to-peer and other...

Abbott’s Way – Tracey’s First Three Months

I joined Bricks with a genuine sense of excitement at the opportunity to be part of a successful business that would allow me to do what I love – provide sensible funding that makes a difference and gives a great client experience. I have not been disappointed.My days...

Bricks 5th Birthday Celebration

In November 2014, Clive, Jerry and Will met in Will’s offices in Exeter and agreed to set up a finance company. The name “Bricks” came from the view from Will’s office window – a bare brick wall! But it seemed appropriate, a solid name for a property-based...

NatWest Director Joins Bricks

The growth of Bricks requires extra work on both selecting and managing loans through their life, to ensure we maintain our standards. We are excited to announce that the former South West Relationship Director of NatWest and familiar face in the local bank sector...

Market Update

Failed peer-to-peer platform Lendy is an example of why investors in the P2P sector need to be wary of chasing higher yields without fully understanding the risk involved. You may have read that investors were attracted to the offer of a fixed 12% return. But to be...

More Accountants Are Referring Clients to Non-Bank Lenders

Accountants are the number one external trusted advisor to business leaders, and so it is significant that 66% of accountants are now referring their clients to external lenders as alternative finance options become more mainstream. According to a new survey...