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British Specialist Lending Awards

Broker

Rising Star – Distributor sponsored by Precise Mortgages
Nominees should have up to three years’ experience in the specialist lending market as of January 2018. (Not up to 3 years in a new role, with further experience in the mortgage market). The award is aimed at those individuals who have made exceptional progress in their respective businesses in the last 12 months. They will have demonstrated first class results, attitude and ambition and have ample evidence that they have consistently overachieved and have taken on further responsibility within the business. The category is open to employees of businesses that distribute products in the Complex buy to let, Bridging, Complex Credit, Commercial finance and second charge markets. This could include but is not restricted to employees of adviser firms, packagers, clubs, specialist mortgage desks and distributors of other mortgage related products.


All candidates in the following broker categories must demonstrate that a minimum of 50% of their role involves advising in front of clients

Complex Buy to Let sponsored by Paragon Mortgages
The award will go to the adviser who has delivered a consistent level of quality business to lenders over the last 12 months. They will have strong relationships with lenders, a good understanding of the complex buy-to-let market and have demonstrated they are working in the best interest of their clients.

Commercial Finance
The award will go to the adviser who has delivered a consistent level of quality business to lenders over the last 12 months. They will have strong relationships with lenders, a good understanding of the residential development and Real estate finance markets and have demonstrated they are working in the best interest of their clients.

Second Charge sponsored by Shawbrook Bank
This award is aimed at those brokers who focus on second charge advice. The winner will have excellent relationships with second charge lenders, a deep understanding of product niches and a proven track record in delivering the most appropriate deals to their customers.

Bridging and Short term Finance
The award will go to the adviser who has delivered a consistent level of quality business to lenders over the last 12 months. They will have strong relationships with lenders, a good understanding of the bridging finance market and have demonstrated they are working in the best interest of their clients.

Complex Credit
The award will go to the adviser who has delivered a consistent level of quality business to lenders over the last 12 months. They will have strong relationships with lenders, a good understanding of product criteria and solutions to help customers who have complex incomes or suffered a previous credit problem, and have demonstrated they are working in the best interest of their clients.

Other

Marketeer
The award will go to the individual who has been instrumental in running the most effective marketing strategy. One that has captured the brand, and has changed or strengthened perceptions of their company’s offering in the market.

Innovation Advocate
Nominees will have demonstrated that they are bringing new thinking and development to any aspect of or process within the intermediated mortgage market. This includes, but is not limited to, technology, product design, training and development, customer contact strategies and business efficiency. The successful person will have made a proven positive impact on their own business in the last 12 months, while delivering change that could potentially have positive implications for the wider market.

 

Provider

Rising Star – Product Provider
Nominees should have up to three years’ experience in the specialist lending market as of January 2018. (Not up to 3 years in a new role, with further experience in the mortgage market). The award is aimed at those individuals who have made exceptional progress in their respective businesses in the last 12 months. They will have demonstrated first class results, attitude and ambition and have ample evidence that they have consistently overachieved and have taken on further responsibility within the business. The category is open to employees of businesses that manufacture products in the Complex buy to let, Bridging, Complex Credit, Commercial finance and second charge markets.

Underwriter
The nominee will have delivered strong initiatives in the last year to improve the quality of business, overall performance and/or controls within their provider which demonstrates that they are exceptional in their position. They would be able to demonstrate a clear visible impact that their initiatives have had on the business. This award category is open to anyone in this discipline at director, officer or manager level.

Business Development
The award will be given to the individual responsible for business development in a telephony or  face to face capacity. This individual will always go the extra mile for their brokers. Someone who is always available, knows their products inside out and offers support and suggestions to the distribution channels they serve. They will take ownership of the relationships, ensuring that they consistently achieve positive results for the intermediary and their business.

Head of Sales or National Accounts
The nominee will either manage a sales force that successfully delivers core and cross sales targets and/ or design and implement the national account strategy with key distribution partners. In either case the nominee must show an extensive understanding of intermediary business models and show that they can deliver value to both provider and intermediary. They should have the ability to act strategically and demonstrate outstanding leadership skills.

Business Leader

Specialist Distribution sponsored by Pepper Money
This award category will be applicable to those individuals that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the specialist arena. They will be able to demonstrate their depth of lender and broker relations and an entrepreneurial spirit which has seen their business adapt to the challenges of the changing specialist landscape.

Surveyor
Nominees will embody the ethos of their firm; Delivering a consistently high quality offering, accurate reports and quick and efficient service.

Conveyancer
Nominees will have demonstrated an innovative approach to specific sector challenges, while pushing for a speedy and faultless service to clients.

Bridging Lender
The successful nominee will be someone who has successfully managed their business in the last 12 months, who understands the needs of both brokers and lenders and delivers a proposition that adds value to both parties.

Commercial Finance Lender
Residential developments and Real estate FinanceThe award is for a standout individual who provides leadership and authority. They will have overseen growth in their business in the last 12 months and shown a willingness to work with all parties to sustain and evolve the marketplace.

Complex Buy to Let Lender
Lenders must provide specialist solutions to complex customer requirements i.e. Ltd Co, HMO, portfolio landlords (4 or more properties) – The award is for a standout individual who provides leadership and authority. They will have overseen growth in their business in the last 12 months and shown a willingness to work with all parties to sustain and evolve the marketplace.

Second Charge Lender
The award is for a standout individual who provides leadership and authority. They will have overseen growth in their business in the last 12 months and shown a willingness to work with all parties to sustain and evolve the marketplace.

Complex Credit Lender 
The successful nominee will be someone who has shown exceptional leadership and will have successfully managed their business in the last 12 months. They will understand the needs of brokers, and critically the consumer, and will deliver a proposition that adds value to both parties. They would have captured the demand of the sector and raised the profile of the solutions available to the adviser market. This category includes self-employed lending, credit repair, and multiple income lending

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