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CrystalCast Episode 11 with Medianett

Episode 11 of CRYSTALCAST features Caron Schreuder & Beth Fisher of Medianett. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 11 features Medianett's MD Caron Schreuder & Editor Beth Fisher. Medianett, (the force behind B&C magazine and awards) joined Kris Corns to talk about media, marketing and reporting for the finance industry, the issues with diversity in the workplace and the 'Women in Finance Charter'. Caron said: "Crystal have long led the way in fintech, event and branding initiatives and this format suits them - and their subjects - very...

CrystalCast Episode 10 with Nicola Firth of Knowledge Bank

Episode 10 of CRYSTALCAST features Nicola Firth of Knowledge Bank. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 10 features Knowledge Bank's Founder and CEO Nicola Firth. Nicola joined Kris Corns to talk about the innovations in sourcing and fintech and the benefits to both brokers and lenders who use the systems. Nicola said: "The biggest barriers that we are seeing in the industry are around legacy issues and collaboration, but everyone has a piece of the jigsaw and when it’s all put together it’s going to create an amazing picture!”

CrystalCast Episode 9 with Foundation Home Loans

Episode 9 of CRYSTALCAST features Grant Hendry & Keith Jones of Foundation Home Loans. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more business in this sector or start for the first time. Episode 8 features Foundation Home Loans' Head of National Accounts Grant Hendry and Regional Account Manager Keith Jones. They joined Kris Corns to talk about the increasing number of Limited Company BTL applications and how to take advantage of an otherwise flat BTL market. Grant said: "Brokers need to seek out more information to stay in sync with developments in the specialist market and the opportunities it provides. There...

CrystalCast Episode 8 with Richard Deacon of Masthaven Bank

Episode 8 of CRYSTALCAST features Richard Deacon of Masthaven Bank.   Now available on APPLE PODCASTS!   Crystal Specialist Finance's podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode 8 features Masthaven Bank's Sales Director Richard Deacon who joined Kris Corns to talk about bridging finance and how far it has come, Masthaven's Bank status, technology,  sourcing systems and improvements in education for brokers. Richard said: "All brokers and advisors should have a knowledge of bridging finance. The armoury of products they offer their clients needs to have an easy to set up, quick to complete, short term lending solution which...

CrystalCast Episode 7 with James Briggs of Precise

Episode 7 of CRYSTALCAST features James Briggs of Precise Mortgages. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's new podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode 7 features Precise Mortgage's Specialist Distribution Manager James Briggs who joined Kris Corns to talk about Second Charge Lending, MCD and improvements in education for brokers. James Briggs said: "We are seeing growth in second charge lending but we still speak to brokers who don't consider them. However, when you pose the option they're always receptive and surprised that you can use them for so many scenarios.”

CrystalCast Episode 6 with Phil Quinn of Pepper Money

Episode 6 of CRYSTALCAST features Phil Quinn of Pepper Money. Now available on APPLE PODCASTS! Crystal Specialist Finance's new podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode 6 features Pepper Money's National Sales Manager Phil Quinn who joined Kris Corns to talk us through the specialist Buy to Let and Residential markets, why these products are more appealing to brokers than ever before and why you should be considering specialist finance even when the majority of your clients seem to fit the mainstream mould. Phil Quinn said: "For brokers it is absolutely imperative to bring yourself up to date with...

CrystalCast Episode 5 with Seneca Bridging

Episode 5 of CRYSTALCAST features Chris Roscoe and Sharon Catterall of Seneca Bridging. Crystal Specialist Finance's new podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode 5 features Seneca Bridging's Head of Operations Sharon Catterall and Relationship Manager Chris Roscoe. We were also joined by Crystal's own Head of Development Finance Michael Fisher who joined Kris Corns to talk about everything development finance and the rise in new (less experienced) borrowers taking on projects. Chris Roscoe said: "All our Development and Bridging finance loan fees are calculated from the net advance so we don't penalise the client with compounding the interest...

CrystalCast Episode 4 with Mark Posniak

Episode 4 of CRYSTALCAST features Octane Capital's Managing Director - Mark Posniak. Crystal Specialist Finance's new podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode four features Octane Capital's Managing Director Mark Posniak who joined Kris to talk about what 3rd gen means, the bridging and development markets and how Octane has been a leader in innovation for the industry. Mark said: "24 months on from launch, Octane has loaned out over £400m and has a loan book of over £200m. This is thanks to a fantasic team effort and an engine room filled with expertise from across the sector.”

CrystalCast Episode 3 with Sarah Woolf

Episode 3 of CRYSTALCAST features Shawbrook Bank's Senior Development Manager - Sarah Woolf. Crystal Specialist Finance's new podcast series continues with another guest from the world of specialist finance providing you with expert insight and helping you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode three features Shawbrook Bank's Sarah Woolf who joined Kris to talk about the Commercial Finance market and the great improvements to FinTech and its importance in the industry. Sarah said: "The market has been through a number of changes over the last few years and the value of improved technology is clear. Only this month, Shawbrook has announced that, following feedback from our brokers, we have launched online submission of our short-term loan products through...

CrystalCast Episode 2 with Harriet Smith

Episode 2 of our NEW CRYSTALCAST features our new Head of Bridging Finance - Harriet Smith. Crystal Specialist Finance has started a new podcast series which will feature a prominent guest from the world of specialist finance every episode, providing you with expert insight and help you to either write more sector business or start for the first time. Episode two features Head of Bridging Finance - Harriet Smith who joined Kris to talk about the challenges and opportunities with Bridging Finance and where the market could be after Brexit. Harriet said: "The bridging market in the UK continues to perform well, and Crystal has a well-established position in the sector. I am looking forward to building on the foundations they have laid and raising...
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