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#3rdGen wave growing rapidly as we enter 2019

Mark Posniak Mark Posniak
Posted on Dec 17, 2018 | in Blog

Only another week or so and many of you will be pulling the shutters down for a well-deserved Christmas break.

I know from speaking to brokers throughout the year that many of you have been flat out pretty much all of 2018, so some downtime will be no bad thing. 

We’ve certainly been flat out here at Octane. This morning, I found a rare spare 5 minutes to jot down some of the key numbers from 2018 and here they are:

  • Zero products
  • £300m+ loan completions
  • 314 loans completed (as of 13th Dec)
  • 69 founder brokers
  • 23 staff
  • 4 office moves (we keep hiring too fast)
  • 1 £30m RECORD month
  • 2 Award wins
  • 9 Award nominations
  • 3 football injuries and 9 fouls (Matt Smith) at the Octane Capital Cup

Oh, and there’s one other number that stood out. As far as I’m aware, we’re still the only #3rdgen ‘product-less’ lender in the UK — and the wave we’re riding continues to grow rapidly. 

Anyway, with no-confidence votes, MPs sharpening their knives and negotiations with the EU in disarray, you get the feeling 2019 is going to be a bit of a frantic one.

In fact, there’s every chance it could be 2009 all over again in terms of the sheer political and economic uncertainty.

With that in mind, I hope you all get the chance to relax and genuinely recharge those batteries with a few old Bond movies and other endless repeats.

We should all be bracing ourselves for another big - and almost certainly highly eventful - year.  And remember: while it may be uncertain, there will also be endless opportunities as a result. 

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