Crystal Mortgages rebrands to become Crystal Specialist Finance

Packager Crystal Mortgages has rebranded as Crystal Specialist Finance.

The Midlands-based firm has identified five areas it operates in – mortgages, bridging, commercial mortgages, development funding and second charges – and has created a specialist team for each.

Managing director Joe Breeden says: “The name had become constrictive over the past decade as we moved into new segments and brought leading industry figures in to establish and expand new offerings. The rebrand combines the best elements of our company – Crystal, with its history and reputation, and Specialist Finance – to highlight the full depth and breadth of our offering.”

Crystal issued terms on £664.3m worth of business in 2014, up 38.7 per cent on 2013. It recently entered a preferred partnership agreement with The Right Mortgage and Protection Network, which was founded by former Personal Touch Financial Services chairman Martin Wilson.