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Masthaven Bridging Finance joins SMS panel

Solent Mortgage Services has added Masthaven Bridging Finance to its panel of lenders.

Masthaven, based in London, has been a principal lender since it was established in 1983 and as member of both The Association of Short Term Lenders and the NACFB.

Ian Balfour, chief executive of SMS, says: “We are delighted to welcome Masthaven Bridging Finance to our panel. Intermediaries have had a tough time and it is vital that SMS is able to offer them the best products and services in the market.

“Masthaven has impressed us with its broker friendly approach and professionalism and as well as providing leading edge products, like all of our partners, everything they offer is easily accessible through SMS.”

Richard Deacon, national business development manager at Masthaven, say: “Masthaven Bridging Finance offers their introducers ‘best of breed’ short term finance, which in these times of diversification, is vital to a successful business, no matter how large or small.

“Through Solent’s unique business model, we are now able to offer our services to their supporting intermediaries. We are very much looking forward to creating an excellent working relationship with SMS and all their brokers.”


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