Job title: Consultant Mortgage Broker
Date joined: February 2012
Role: Specialising in buy to let, commercial mortgages, development finance, bridging and trading businesses, Gareth works with external brokers who do not have direct access to the specialist mortgage lenders and directly with landlords and investors. Gareth has a comprehensive understanding of the lending criteria of Secure Trust, Shawbrook, Landbay, Aldermore, Interbay, Keystone Property Finance, Fleet Mortgages, Axis Bank, Foundation Home Loans, Norwich & Peterborough and Kent Reliance. So if you are a broker looking to place deals with any of these specialists, or an investor looking for finance options give Gareth call.
Experience: Gareth’s experience in the financial industry dates back to 2004, where he began working as a mortgage adviser and banking representative. When he joined Mortgages for Business, he started as a case manager and has progressed to the role of consultant. This path means Gareth not only knows the processes from back to front but is able to ensure that cases are administered swiftly and effectively. Gareth is CeMAP qualified and holds a certificate in Money Laundering Prevention.
Likes: Ice hockey (he's Canadian)
Testimonials: "About 4 months ago I was contacted by a client who wanted to restructure his property portfolio. It involved the sale and purchase from one of his companies to another. I approached Gareth Richards of MFB to assist. Despite the complicated nature of the transaction and the timescale involved the service was impeccable and his team worked tirelessly to bring the clients requirement to a successful completion. The client was delighted and I would have no hesitation in using their services again." Simon Ryder, The Commercial Mortgage Bureau Ltd NACFB
"The service and the expertise from Gareth ( & support) is extremely prompt, professional & friendly, I can always rely on them to help place normal and bespoke cases" S.S, See Money
"Gareth, I am very pleased to say I am really happy and very satisfied with your service, our relationship begun this year and we had some tough cases and your prompt communication and your intention to do the best you can is highly appreciated. Personally I feel very comfortable doing business with you and I don’t go around shopping elsewhere despite the fact that many other providers get in touch to offer their services. I hope you will continue to provide the same service in the following year and the years to come.