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Brokers, Our Unsung Heroes

Published by Tracey Abbott, Mar 2021

Brokers are often the unsung heroes when it comes to helping businesses and entrepreneurs secure the right funding for their needs. About 70% of our new lending comes through our excellent network of introducers across the South West, from sole practitioners to regional offices of national firms. Here is a success story about one of them.

When Geoff and Hazel Bardsley needed a top-up loan to finish their ‘grand designs’ dream home they asked Bricks Finance for help. “We needed to raise additional funds due to the builder’s underestimation of costs and our desire to finish to a high standard,” said Geoff. “I needed a lender I could trust and who could arrange the loan quickly. Bricks came to my rescue and provided a top-up loan.”

After 32 years at Natwest Bank in Bristol, Geoff retired but with many of his former clients struggling to find the right finance, he spotted the opportunity to create his own property lending consultancy, Bards & Co. Geoff said: “I have a passion to see people do well and really enjoy watching quality units come out of the ground or existing units being given a new life.

“Having used Bricks Finance myself, I now feel comfortable referring clients who have similar needs. The beauty of Bricks is their speed, flexibility and being FCA regulated so they can provide regulated and unregulated loans.
“Above all, Bricks Head of Lending, Tracey Abbott, and I are chips off the same block. We worked at Natwest together and so we share the same work ethic and commitment and we both have 100% trust in each other.”

So, now that they have settled in, we asked what it is like living in a ‘grand design’ house?
Geoff said: “Grand Designs really. It’s our dream forever house. We were in trouble until Bricks helped us finish the house and we will be eternally grateful for that.”

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