Our Team

Fast, flexible and competitive luxury car finance. JBR Capital is renowned for fast turnaround and outstanding customer service.
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Darren Selig

Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

 

Darren is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with KPMG in 1996 and holds a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Prior to founding JBR Capital he spent 12 years intermediating finance arrangements in the high value vehicle sector and is a recognised expert in the HNW lending market. Prior to this he was an Equity Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers.

t: 020 3773 4656
e: darren.selig@jbrcapital.com

On a personal note...

Darren is married with three boys – the inspiration to the JBR name, Jamie, Benjamin and Rafael. In additional to being a petrol head he is a passionate Newcastle United fan. When not working (rarely!) he loves to spend quality time with his family, friends and colleagues sharing dining experiences in the restaurants and cafes of North West London where he is, all too often, known personally to the restauranteurs!

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Nayan V Kisnadwala

CEO

 

Nayan V Kisnadwala has joined JBR Capital from December 2020. Nayan brings with him over three decades of Financial Services background mostly in Consumer Lending and Payments. He has worked in world class companies like American Express, Barclaycard and Citibank, and also in smaller companies like Premium Credit and Amigo. His career focus has been on financial and business transformation.

Nayan is a Chartered Accountant, and also has a MBA from Stern Business School, NY and a CFA.

e: nayan.kisnadwala@jbrcapital.com

On a personal note...

His family includes his wife, Sonal, a daughter, Karnika and a Maltese, BaoBao. They live in Central London. His core values include integrity, strive for excellence and positivity. His role models include Mahatma Gandhi, and ex-CEO of American Express, Ken Chenault. Besides work, he is a prolific artist and sells his art for charity. He also supports several non-profit organisations like Vedic Heritage and Shishur Sevay.

Business Development Team

Ian Froggett

Ian Froggett

Head of Introducer Sales

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Background

Ian has over 20 years experience in the finance industry. He has worked closely with Independent High End Vehicle suppliers,High Net Worth clients and commercial clients.

On a personal note:

Ian spends his leisure time following the greatest game on earth – Rugby League and being a taxi for a teenage son.

Tim Wookey

Tim Wookey

SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Tim is a Business Development Manager with 17 years’ experience in the retail side of the business, working for major brands which includes the likes of Mercedes Benz and Ferrari to name a few.

On a personal note:

In his free time he loves to spend time with his wife and three children; playing tennis, riding his mountain bike and taking in the sea air whilst walking along the seafront of his hometown in Clevedon.

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Senior BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Background

Kate has over 16 years of retail experience within the motor industry. She has 8 years of experience in motor finance, from being a Franchise Business Manager, an Account Manager for MotoNovo & now High-end vehicle finance with JBR Capital, providing funding solutions for HNW & commercial clients.

On a personal note:

Kate enjoys travelling, cooking & keeping fit. She is an avid festival goer, with a passion for live music and fast cars!

Michael Bergin

Michael Bergin

Head of Franchise/Key Accounts

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Michael has over 30 years’ experience providing funding solutions within the higher luxury sector of the franchised motor industry, for brands such as Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini.

On a personal note:

Michael has three sons, plays tennis (with varying degrees of success!) and has a passion for fine watches.

Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Business Development Manager

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Tony graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Chemistry. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services ranging from prestige car finance to residential mortgages, including roles at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and Mortgage Advice Bureau.

On a personal note:

In his free time he enjoys long distance running, which takes his mind off the misery of being a lifelong Fulham supporter!

DAN SANDERS

DAN SANDERS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Dan brings over 20 years of experience of motor retail with 14 of those spent specialising in financial services. He has worked extensively in the luxury/sports car sector for brands such as Lamborghini, Maserati and Rolls-Royce.

On a personal note:

Dan is a keen skier (and even keener apres-skier!) and proud Dad to two daughters. They make sure he is kept very busy when not working.

Kimberley Thompson

Kimberley Thompson

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Over 18 years of retail experience within the motor industry with 12 of those being in the finance sector for both consumer and manufacturer.

On a personal note:

Kimberley loves the outdoors, keeping fit, holidays in the sun and most importantly spending time with her young daughter.

Cyrus Fateh

Cyrus Fateh

Introducer Account Manager

Aleksandra Lesniak

Aleksandra Lesniak

INTRODUCER ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Aleksandra graduated from University of Warsaw with a masters degree in Economic Geography. She has many years experience in customer service as well as in sales. She is responsible at work, loves to be challenged and is looking forward to develop her career at JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Aleksandra loves to travel. She especially loves visiting the South of Europe, where she can try out delicious food and watch the beautiful sunsets on the beaches. Aleksandra’s favourite place to visit, is her hometown as she gets to see her family, whom are very important to her.

Marketing & Direct Sales

Furkan Kubilay

Furkan Kubilay

Head of Direct Sales

Soheil Maleki

Soheil Maleki

Direct Sales Manager

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Background

Soheil comes with a wealth of experience in multiple areas. His background in technology and his passion for cars are two of his most significant qualities that transfer into his role as a Collections and Recoveries executive at JBR.

On a personal note:

Soheil’s love for cars also comes with a love for speed and all sports fuelled by adrenaline. No stranger to a go-kart track, or a black run in the Swiss alps Snowboarding, his sporting career in American football and his passion for sports and fitness took him around the world training young upcoming athletes. He still travels regularly attending sporting events and finding new thrill seeking adventures.

Luca Appleyard

Luca Appleyard

Digital Marketing Executive

Client Services

Chris Seaward

Chris Seaward

Chief Client Officer

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Background

Chris joined JBR as Head of Marketing in Summer 2019 following five years running Porsche Club Great Britain, Europe’s largest Car Club. His previous roles at Bartle Bogle Hegarty and MG Car Club focused on the development of automotive communities, while a stint at the BBC during the start of his career provided experience of broadcast journalism. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of Winchester.

On a personal note:

Chris lives in Oxfordshire and when not at work tries to spend as much time in the countryside as possible. He’s also a keen motorsport fan so it’s particularly convenient for him having Silverstone so close to home. Outside of the UK his destination of choice is Greece and his ambition is to visit as many islands as possible.

SIMONA GERMANAVICIUTE

SIMONA GERMANAVICIUTE

Head of Client Services

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Jana Karciauskiene

Jana Karciauskiene

Senior Client Services Executive

Juliane Andrighetti

Juliane Andrighetti

Senior Services Executive

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OLLIE O'DONOGHUE

OLLIE O'DONOGHUE

Senior Payouts & Quality Control Executive

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Gabriel Schneider

Gabriel Schneider

Client Services Executive

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Background

Gabriel joined JBR Capital in 2022 after attending Le Cordon Bleu and Birkbeck University to study culinary and business courses respectively. Gabriel previous work experience includes high-end car sales, leasing and rental companies as well as Mediterranean restaurants over the past few years.

 

Matthew Sackey

Matthew Sackey

Client Services Executive

Jon Lim

Jon Lim

Client Services Executive

Myles Robinson

Myles Robinson

Client Services Executive

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Myles joined JBR Capital in May 2022 after working as a Finance Broker in Manchester whilst looking for the right opportunity to move to London. Myles studied at Manchester Metropolitan University graduating in 2021 with a BA in Business Management w/ Overseas Study. 

 

Credit Management Team

Underwriting

Sean Deacon

Sean Deacon

Chief Credit Officer

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Sean graduated with a BEng Honour from Coventry University and has over 20 years of experience in Finance across Investment, Private, Retail Banking and Specialised Finance. Sean has held multiple Head of Credit roles at Octopus Investments, Amicus, Harrods Bank, Credit Suisse, was a member and chaired various risk committees and worked with lenders on banking applications. During his 10 years with Credit Suisse, Sean spent a number of years working in Zurich, Guernsey and New York, specialising with HNW and UHNW Structured Lending Products & Real Estate.

On a personal note:

Having 3 children, Sean is a master of board games, Lego, baking and keeping the peace. He raised +£10,000 for NSPCC when he climbed Kilimanjaro in 2016 and is looking for the next big challenge.

Alasdair Barclay

Alasdair Barclay

Senior Credit Manager

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Background

Alasdair has worked in Financial Services for the past 18 years, initially as a proprietary derivatives trader and for the past 13 years underwriting within Motor Finance. Most recently he has worked for 2 successful market disruptors, including being the first Head of Underwriting and founding credit committee member for the fastest growing company in Europe 2019.

On a personal note:

Alasdair enjoys walking, cooking and socialising with friends (pandemic permitting).

Rita Kiss

Rita Kiss

senior CREDIT MANAGER

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Rita is a young, dynamic and highly professional individual with a range of experience in operations, marketing and hospitality from positions in London and Budapest. In addition to being a Credit Manager, Rita also manages the office.

On a personal note:

When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, Rita is studying towards her degree. She enjoys travelling and is an expert in the art of getting lost when taking long walks in foreign cities.

Joe Reilly

Joe Reilly

Senior Credit Manager

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Joe graduated from University College Dublin with and MSc degree in Business. He previously worked as a Credit Underwriter for RCI Banque in Dublin, before joining JBR as a Credit Analyst.

On a personal note:

In his spare time Joe enjoys listening to live music, (tries to play the guitar), travelling, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family, whilst following his native Dublin Gaelic football team.

Jenghis Dewan

Jenghis Dewan

Credit Manager

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Background

Jenghis graduated from The University of Nottingham with a BSc in Economics and followed it up with an MSc from Cass Business School. After having enjoyed his 6 month stint in Pay Outs and then followed up by 1 year in Sales Support, Jenghis is now being assimilated into the Credit department seeking to develop his well-rounded career at JBR even further.

On a personal note:

Aside from playing football and being a fervent football fan of his childhood club, Chelsea FC, Jenghis is an epicurean, indulging in many different culinary cuisines. He loves to read and visit art galleries in his downtime.

Bradley Saidel

Bradley Saidel

Credit Manager

Gemma Barton

Gemma Barton

Senior Credit Analyst

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Background

Gemma graduated from the University of Brighton with a BSc Hons in International Business, which saw her live and study in the beautiful city of Amsterdam for a year. Gemma joined JBR as a Sales Support Executive, her continued dedication saw her to be promoted to Deputy Team Leader, and more recently to a Credit Analyst. She hope to progress further within her career in the financial services sector.

On a personal note:

Gemma always enjoys taking on new challenges and pursuing her passions. She recently completed a photography course. When Gemma isn’t in the office, you can probably find her in another city around the world as travelling and experiencing new cultures is something she’s always keen to do. On the occasions she is in the country, attending live events is at the top of list, often attending live music and comedy shows.

Chris Price

Chris Price

Credit Analyst

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Chris joined JBR in August 2021. Before moving to London from SA, Chris studied a Bachelor of Business Science majoring in Finance at the University of Cape Town. Chris previously worked in retail logistics, but joined JBR in order gain financial services experience, particularly in the lending industry.

On a personal note:

Outside of work, Chris is a sports fanatic and loves partaking in the various running or cycling races, which helps to take his mind off the stress of being an Arsenal supporter. Being new to London, Chris also enjoys exploring the city and experiencing the many different cultures, and also hopes to do plenty of travelling around Europe in the future.

Portfolio Management

Hean Tan

Hean Tan

Head of Portfolio Management

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Background

Hean joins JBR Capital as Senior Credit Manager having recently relocated from Sydney, Australia to London in pursuit of new opportunities. His role in Asset Finance within the Specialised Lending team at Macquarie Bank, Australia’s leading investment bank, spans over multi-million dollar transactions across a range of asset classes and industries. Hean brings extensive experience in credit and risk management to JBR.

On a personal note:

In his free time, Hean is a frequent traveller and disappears on hikes (at times literally but never intentionally), and hopes to one day complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in the UK. He also enjoys cooking, tennis and motorsports.

Sam Pearl

Sam Pearl

Credit Control / Associate

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Sam graduated with an upper second class honours in Business and Accountancy from Nottingham Trent University in 2019. He joined JBR Capital after working as a brand ambassador and managing accounts in the care home sector and is now keen to build on his knowledge within the finance industry.

On a personal note:

Sam enjoys swimming and regularly cycles, especially enjoying the freedom of exploring cities abroad on two wheels. As well as many European cities he explored the east coast of the USA following Camp America and South-East Asia after his graduation. The next destination on his bucket list is South America. Sam thrives on experiencing different cultures and meeting diverse groups overseas.

Recoveries & Collection

Mohsen Naemi-Pour

Mohsen Naemi-Pour

Head Of Collections & Recoveries

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After graduating from Brunel University having studied International Business, Mohsen went on to run the biggest European branch of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car in Heathrow. Mohsen joins JBR as Collections and Recoveries Manager, which encompasses a lot of his passions, including his love of V12 engines!

On a personal note:

In his spare time, Mohsen enjoys the outdoors being surrounded by nature with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is currently focused on moulding his son to become a footballer, preferably for Manchester United!

Naz Nabee

Naz Nabee

Legal Recoveries Manager

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After graduating from Brunel University, Naz started his career in debt recovery at a city based Solicitors firm, which also served as the Sheriffs Office. Since leaving there he has gone from strength to strength working in a number of companies within asset finance industry.

On a personal note:

In his spare time he follows his local team Arsenal football club, although sometimes wishes he didn’t. He also spends a lot of time with his youngest son of 2 years old. When he has some additional time, he volunteers at his local Alzheimer’s society to help raise awareness and assists in fundraising too.

Justina Jaseviciute

Justina Jaseviciute

Team Leader Collections & Recoveries

Shash Malavia

Shash Malavia

Collections & Recoveries Executive

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Background

Shashank attended the University of Greenwich graduating with a BA Hons in Business Management with Accounting & Finance. Since having completed his education Shashank has been building on his experience in financial services when working at Zopa giving him skills to develop further within JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Shashank enjoys travelling and learning from different cultures. He is an avid sports fan supporting his childhood team Arsenal. Shashank also likes to keep active by going to the gym, playing football, cricket and badminton. All these keep him busy but he still makes time for his friends and family who he always puts first.

Tia Augustine

Tia Augustine

Collections & Recoveries Executive

Compliance Team

Diane Onyerindu

Diane Onyerindu

Compliance Manager

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Diane graduated The University of Portsmouth in 2014 with a Degree in Law and Languages. Since then Diane has gained a wealth of experience in a range of regulated environments including working on a Deloitte Run Project. Diane is a team player, hardworking and eager to learn.

On a personal note:

In her free time Diane enjoys travelling, trying to learn new languages, spending time with friends and family and keeping up to date on Current Affairs.

Pooja Chawla

Pooja Chawla

Compliance Associate

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Pooja studied at Birmingham City University where she achieved a first-class Hons degree in Business Psychology and Management and followed it up with a MSc in Management at University of Leicester where she achieved a Distinction. Pooja has previously worked on Deloitte run projects in areas such as PPI, mortgages and loans. Before joining JBR Pooja worked for the Financial Ombudsman Service for just under eight years, where she gained substantial experience in Insurance and Banking. She has recently certified in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention under the ICA regulatory body. Joining as a Compliance Associate, Pooja is keen to progress her career further within Financial Services. Pooja is ambitious, hard-working and a great team player.

On a personal note:

Pooja enjoys cooking and baking in her free time. She is also a keen painter, and has participated in exhibitions in her hometown, Gibraltar. Pooja has a love for travelling and has a keen interest in interior decorating, which has grown since the purchase of her own place.

Shareena Patel

Shareena Patel

Senior Analyst

NANA ASSIBEY

NANA ASSIBEY

Compliance and Risk Associate

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Background

Graduating from Portsmouth university with a degree in business and management, Nana on to work for Santander consumer finance for nearly 2 years where she gained an insight into the car finance industry. Now being a member of the JBR family Nana hopes to further her financial career.

On a personal note:

Outside of JBR, Nana loves to experience new cultures and travel with friends and family. She is a huge foodie and tries to explore all of London’s best spots! Nana also loves music and when she can enjoys going to concerts and festivals. During the lockdown she became an avid crafter.

Strategy & Finance Team

Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell

Chief Strategy Officer

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DANI RESSEL

DANI RESSEL

Financial Controller

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Dani is a chartered accountant having qualified with Grant Thornton, South Africa in 2010 and holds a BCom Accounts with Honours degree from the Universities of Witwatersrand and South Africa.
Dani has spent the past 10 years as Head of Finance in SME environments in the FMCG, logistics and hospitality industries.

On a personal note:

Dani is an avid sports fan, having played top level football in his youth and travelled around the globe to watch his two favourite teams, The Springboks and Liverpool.

Dani also has a passion for music and being new to London, enjoys exploring the city to experience the arts and music culture, restaurants and exciting city buzz that London has to offer. In his spare time he likes to relax by watching comedy shows and building model sports and racing cars.

JACK O'LEARY-BLADE

JACK O'LEARY-BLADE

Finance Manager/Team Leader

Daniela Meyers

Daniela Meyers

Finance Manager

Vasanti Rabadiya

Vasanti Rabadiya

Accounts Payable Manager

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Background

Born and bred in Kenya, Vasanti gained her certificate in Accounting in Kenya.  Moved in 1992 to London and qualified as an AAT Finalist. Vasanti is hard working individual who enjoys new roles and challenges. She held two roles as sole book-keeper, worked in a courier company for 12 years and moved on to retail industry after that.

On a personal note:

Vasanti  is happily married with two boys. In her free time she loves to spend time with the family at the gym! She also enjoys cooking , reading and long walks. In addition she supports her son’s football team (Liverpool) . When not in the office, she is always on holiday around the continent!

Cheryl Law

Cheryl Law

Finance Assistant

Adam Goldberg

Adam Goldberg

Commercial Business Analyst

Sadaf Faghany
Sadaf Faghany

Settlements Manager

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projects & Development Team

BHAGWAT SHAH

BHAGWAT SHAH

HEAD OF PROJECTS & TECHNOLOGY

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Background

Bhagwat gravitated towards IT and technology after studying Chemistry & Physics at Kings.  Having worked at IBM, Amex, NCR, Emerson and Vertiv, he brings 20+ years of project management experience to JBR. His primary focus has always been on how best to leverage technology to better serve his customers.  Bhagwat joined JBR in September 2021, just as the nation and the business rebooted after the global pandemic.

On a personal note:

Married with 2 kids, Bhagwat has a passion for arts, history, culture, travel and spirituality. He is a published author of books, poetry and music on Kindle, Smashwords and iTunes. Being able to help people drives Bhagwat’s voluntary and charity work. He is an LGBTQ ally and a firm believer in gender equality and values the importance of diversity at work & in his personal life.

Jacobo Bentata

Jacobo Bentata

Head of Operational Excellence

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Background

Jacobo graduated with honours in Economics from University of Málaga and HEC-University of Liege. He has several years of experience in Retail and Business Banking at Santander Group.

One of the veteran employees in the company, Jacobo has previously worked with Darren in HEV Finance since 2013. Now leading Analysis, Projects and Payouts function, his specialisms are Business Intelligence, Fraud Prevention and KYC.

On a personal note:

Jacobo is a Fintech enthusiast and Spanish La Liga aficionado; he also enjoys spending time with his young family. He loves long walks through the city and swimming along his beloved Mediterranean coast. Ever the avid learner, since he was a child, his favourite part of the newspaper was Forex and commodities trading.

Priya Shaganti

Priya Shaganti

Salesforce Developer

projects & Development Team

Lana Poleon

Lana Poleon

HR/office manager

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Background

Lana came from working in the NHS as an administrator/ receptionist. She then moved to the technology industry where she was been able to gain over 5 years of experience, working in their Admin/ Facilities department. Lana enjoys working in technology and has decided to take a new step in the Financial tech industry, expanding her career to be more focused solely on the people management of the company. Lana is astute and driven in hopes that her time with JBR can bring value.

On a personal note:

Lana loves long car rides out of London to explore the many hidden gems the UK have to offer, she makes an effort to create all things related to art, whether this is drawing, writing, cooking or her newfound hobby of Resin! Lana highly enjoys the simple pleasures in life as her life has taught her to appreciate the small instances you get to just sit back and reflect.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE JBR CAPITAL TEAM?

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What we do

We are happy to lend anything from £25,000 to £750k, and to date, we have loaned almost £1 billion. We pride ourselves on personal service, which means that we don’t just punch numbers into a computer and wait for an answer – we talk to you, use our expert knowledge to assess you and your vehicle, and arrange a finance package to suit your needs.

As a result, we have received numerous awards and nominations, including the Auto Finance Awards, Motor Finance Awards and Car Finance Awards.

Our management team has decades of combined experience in the worlds of automotive finance and financial services. We are full members of the Finance & Leasing Association and abide by its FLA Lending Code on trading fairly and responsibly. We are also authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Customers

We arrange a simple, quick and flexible finance package to suit your circumstances and needs perfectly

Brokers

We offer expert advice and a holistic approach to credit scoring, invaluable for unusual or complex client cases

Dealers

We know speed is vital for getting deals done. Thanks to our experience and flexibility, we meet the tightest deadlines