Category Archives: Blog

We’re in the press again

Please check out our latest article featured in the Association of Bridging Professionals. http://www.aobp.org.uk/news/lender-bulletin-unintended-lessons-in-fraud-prevention/ Hopefully this gives an insight into how we approach things.

We’ve been busy

It has all been happening at Portman Finance. We are very proud and pleased to announce that we have become Partons of the NACFB (National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers) and we have also become an Associate Lender of the AOBP (Association … Continue reading

Lending Drought

We don’t want to sound like a broken record. But once again a headline reads ‘Small Firms being crippled by lending drought’. We are hearing this time and time again. Despite all the noises Banks make about being open for … Continue reading

An Alternative Lender

It has been reported in an article today by myintroducer.com that brokers are looking for alternative lenders to the high street banks. This was in response to feedback received at the recent NACFB Commercial Expo at the Birmingham NEC. We … Continue reading

Exciting News

We have some exciting news at Portman Finance, check it out in this press article: http://www.bridgingandcommercial.co.uk/newsstory?id=2315&type=newsfeature&title=lender_secures_credit_line_for_larger_loans

A message for George Osbourne

We’ve just read an article about the initial terms of the just announced National Loan Guarantee Scheme, which the Chancellor suggests will allow SME’s access loans at cheaper rates – suggested as being a whole 1% less!!! Wow!!! George, forget the pricing, … Continue reading

Teleportation and Science!

We are pleased to see that Stewart Barnes was featured in Bridging and Commercial’s 10 Questions With. Please check out the interview and get a better insight into Stewart’s mind (if you dare)! http://www.bridgingandcommercial.co.uk/10_questions_with_stewart_barnes_of_portman_finance Tagged finance, portman

Poor show

We attended a local networking breakfast last week and conversation managed to steer onto banks and the lack of support they are providing small businesses. It is always interesting to hear these stories first hand and emphasises how the banks … Continue reading

Keeping It Simple

There has been recent press about a ‘shake up in the bridging market’ around the issue of how interest is charged. One lender has decided to break from the flock and chosen to calculate interest differently to the other bridgers … Continue reading

Regulation and Second Charge Lending

Firstly, we have been rather remiss in wishing you all a happy new year. Lets hope 2012 is positive and prosperous one. Well only the second week of the year and we are already being quoted in another article regarding the … Continue reading